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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 160 160 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 | 182 182 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 | 171 171 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 | 178 178 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 304 304 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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Broadway meets Queens in dazzling production
The Jack Cole Project celebrates Golden Age of musicals
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills parents teach empathy through their story
The Starabella book series ventures into a bright new world of a child misunderstood
May 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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A place to dish, discuss, and keep a diary
Queens resident creates online forum, Diary Discussions
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willy Wonka comes to St. Mary's Drama Guild
The St. Mary's Drama Guild is gearing up for its 63rd anniversary year with a blockbuster live musical production of "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY," directed by Ms. Ann Smith.  Ms. Smith s...
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nashville by way of Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based singer Risa Binder on love, Cobble Hill & kindness
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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A "charming" fashion trend
Classic charm bracelets make for a unique, timeless gift
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interstate Projects showcases "Bad Girls"
In 1994 Marcia Tucker, the founder and director of the New Museum, organized an exhibition entitled Bad Girls that included works by more than 60 artists who were creating art that resonated with h...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooky stories of horror fill pages of "Night Shivers"
Brooklyn author aims to scare, entertain, and even inspire with first book
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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A spring fling in Queens with dance, music & circus
This upcoming week lots of things to do in Queens
Apr 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Step into spring with the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl
Part of Shop, Drop & Drink event, it's sure to leave you ready for the new season
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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QNSalon: A cultural salon to connect Queens women
A new initiative to connect women all across Queens is taking shape and its focus is on attracting women who in turn, help shape the borough. QNSalon (pronounced Queens Salon) is a cultural salon t...
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Bridge Park pays homage to spring
A roundup of fun things to do at the DUMBO park
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Village show celebrates creative past
Brooklyn Philharmonic partners with Roulette for an experience
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daring creativity blooms in this season's floral decor
(ARA Content) - A little black dress, a great pair of jeans and a leather jacket - some styles never go out of fashion. Some elements of home decor share that same sense of timelessness, and none m...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shots of the "underdog" borough
Sunnyside photographer showcases Queens in his works
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, actors Seth Rogen, right, and James Franco attend the premiere of the Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" in Los Angeles. Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, that it released Rogen and Franco's North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms: "You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT ... NOW!! ... Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah." - Rogen on Twitter moments after “The Interview” became available. "Merry X-mas MERICA! !!!!!THE INTERVIEW IS LIVE!!!!!! !!! ... Thank you SONY!!!!!!!!" - Franco on Twitter shortly after “The Interview” became available. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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A medic listens as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon gives a speech during his visit an Ebola treatment unit in Freetown on December 19, 2014Sierra Leone's government has declared a five-day lockdown in the country's north to step up efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic, while making an exception for Christmas. "Muslims and Christians are not allowed to hold services in mosques and churches throughout the lockdown except for Christians on Christmas Day (Thursday)," Alie Kamara, resident minister for the Northern Region, told AFP. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are the three nations worst-hit by the epidemic, and Sierra Leone recently overtook Liberia as the country with the highest number of Ebola infections. Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency on July 31 after the Ebola outbreak and imposed restrictions on the movement of people.


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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America.


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