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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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 | 12 12 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 | 60 60 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 | 80 80 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 | 104 104 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 | 91 91 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 | 98 98 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 | 142 142 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 | 218 218 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 | 235 235 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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Brooklyn Book Festival returns for a fourth year
Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined members of the Brooklyn Literary Council, top authors, publishing industry leaders, editors, and literary insiders to announce some of t...
Jun 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chez Bushwick wins Rockefeller Foundation grant
Organization honored for community development work
May 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gaga in Maspeth
Who says that superstars are always waited on hand and foot? Lady Gaga, whose current hit “Poker Face” is currently climbing the charts, was spotted this past weekend picking up some groceries at a...
May 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosie Perez on Gentrification
Rosie Perez moderated a May 7th panel discussion at WYNC’s new Jerome L. Green Performance Space titled “The Places that Bind: Examining Preservation and Culture in a Changing City.” The talk focus...
May 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cool it Kiefer!
Kiefer Sutherland may play America’s best hope for a better tomorrow on television’s 24, but his real personality may be closer to that of the reckless vampire he played in The Lost Boys. The perpe...
May 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you Build It Green, they will come
Green home supply store co-hosts block party
May 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCarren Park Soon Infested With Artists and Fleas
If the spacious fields of McCarren Park weren't enough to draw Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents out of their homes this summer, Artists and Fleas has teamed up with the North Brooklyn Open Spa...
Apr 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Green Has Never Been So Fashionable
Runway show highlights eco-conscious designs
Apr 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cold Shots: LGCC Prof Visits Antarctica
Spends three months photographing tundra
Apr 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get Out and Celebrate Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 to get environmental issues onto the public agenda, and since then it has been celebrated every year on April 22. Despite the fact that Earth Day is...
Apr 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fair Historian to Lecture on Trylon, Perisphere
World's fair historian Pierre Montiel will be presenting a vivid lecture depicting the significance of the Trylon and Perisphere to the 1939 World's Fair, both as an image and as a physical structu...
Mar 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whitehead to Speak at City Tech Lit Fest
Acclaimed novelist Colson Whitehead will read from his work at New York City College of Technology's (City Tech) Annual Literary Arts Festival, to be held in the College's 900-seat Klitgord Center ...
Mar 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brew-ha-ha on Greenpoint Avenue
Beer merchant treats locals at grand opening
Mar 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Farm Grows in East New York
Successful farmers market lands neighborhood on city's green map
Mar 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale Church Regulars Headed to Nashville
MidVille/Bayside Recording Artists Are Nashville-Bound
Mar 17, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows, Sam Nazarian, CEO of SBE Entertainment, during the ceremonial ringing of the bell at SLS Las Vegas. The Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who recently revamped the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing another interrogation into past misdeeds as he seeks a Nevada gambling license. Nazarian is scheduled to appear before Nevada’s Gaming Commission on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions for the second time this month from gambling regulators about his cocaine use and questionable business dealings.


2014-12-18 02:14:32 -0500

Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery speaks after U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, right, announced indictments of 14 owners and employees from the New England Compounding Center Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Boston. More than 750 people in 20 states were sickened, and 64 died after they contracted fungal meningitis and other illnesses in 2012 from tainted steroids made by the Framingham, Mass., company. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged 14 people in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide in what authorities called the largest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine.


2014-12-18 02:13:25 -0500

Markus Kaarma during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula MontanaMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Before shooting to death a 17-year-old German exchange student who had sneaked into his garage, Markus Kaarma told at least three people he had been waiting up at night to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes.


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