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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 180 180 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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Relive 1989 at popular Astoria restaurant
Both your stomach and wallet will be full
Aug 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadway coming to Flushing Town Hall
Group hopes to tap local creative talent
Aug 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's New Sound Studio keeps the hits coming
What makes a hit song? While great lyrics are important for a chart-topping ditty, they’re not the only thing that needs to enter to mix. The instruments, voice, and production are all important fa...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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They came, they sawed, they conquered!
The 7th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival attracted 55 musical saw players to Astoria on Saturday, July 18. Of those, 53 played together, attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a bazaar at Bizaare Ave Cafe
Everything is for sale at new Astoria eatery
Jul 28, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touristy Fulton Ferry becoming food haven for locals, too
New restaurants geared to locals challenge Grimaldi's
Jul 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pizza & Beer & Video Games - Oh My
Williamsburg is stepping it up with these bars you must see to believe. The Lazy Catfish is on Lorimer Street. Cool name, huh? When we asked the owner how he picked the name, he answered "Well, I l...
Jul 14, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corner in Hollis to be renamed "Run DMC JMJ Way"
Council approved a measure to rename the corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue after the famous hip-hop group Run DMC. The corner will soon be called "Run DMC JMJ Way" to honor the group, whose ...
Jul 07, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloggers School teaches people to connect
Workshop simplifies the world of social media
Jul 01, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharpen your job-hunting skills
Tips to employment in tough times
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloggers School and BQE Media partner up
Social media workshop planned for June 25
Jun 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buy a hammer and pick up some artwork
Hardware store continues commitment to local artists
Jun 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google/Guggenheim team up
On June 8, the birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum and Google announced the launch of Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, everyone is enco...
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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A battle of the beer gardens
New Astoria joint challenges Bohemian supremacy
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Govs Isle opens for the season
Governors Island opened to the public this past weekend for another fun-filled summer on this New York Harbor jewel that is a mere 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. Thousands flocked to the island, w...
Jun 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries.
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A man walks past election posters of presidential candidates in TunisBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in October, Tunisia is hailed as an example of democratic change for a region still struggling with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolts. ...


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United Nations Secretary General Ban speaks during a meeting with Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus. The U.N. emergency Ebola response mission, or UNMEER, was set up in September to coordinate policy and logistics for a campaign that includes governments, charities and healthcare workers from affected countries. Ban said UNMEER differed from peacekeeping missions and should not outlive its immediate purpose. ...


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