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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 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 | 20 20 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 | 68 68 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 113 113 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 | 157 157 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 | 233 233 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 | 245 245 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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You might not want to Just go with it
Let’s take a moment to sit back and really appreciate Adam Sandler’s amazing career. He has been acting since his break out role as Smitty in The Cosby show in 1987. Aside from two years - 1992 and...
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall into style with Fashion Week
From Betsey to Wu, it's all the fall styles you can't miss
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists to Audience: Express+Local puts 15 city artists in Queens
For one month artists will reside at Queens College, letting audiences in on their process
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roommate: Not Wanted!
I remember my first roommate. He was awful. He stole my records, took my food and smelled. He didn’t smell as bad as my friend’s roommate who had to be Febreezed once a week while he slept. I thoug...
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Designer Spotlight: Tina Tang
Venture into her affordable, stylish world of jewelry
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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What fashion rules rule your house?
When we become teenagers that then become parents, where do we draw the imaginary fashion line in the sand that says, “You’re NOT going in public in THAT….?” It seems that both boys and girls are h...
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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A long 127 hours, if you could handle it
An actor being able to carry an entire scene without the help of a supporting cast is rare. If an actor can single handedly deliver an entire film without any aid it’s more than impressive – it’s a...
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Year of the Rabbit brings luck, peace
See what the Chinese New Year has in store for you and ways to celebrate it
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Music therapy for a "wellthy" 2011
Long Island City-based music therapist, Candace Crawford, helps New Yorkers reach their height of wellness and happiness
Jan 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Strings Attached pulls and tugs slightly
I go to a lot of movies, when I can’t find someone to go with me and I have no problem going on my own, but this week I wasn’t up to see “No Strings Attached” by myself. Not only was I positive the...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hipster fashions that scream sense of style
Whether or not you consider yourself current with today’s fashion and style, it’s easy to be influenced somewhat by your surroundings. If you live in a neighborhood like Williamsburg, Brooklyn or A...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Apple's back catalog gets a fresh release
A list of some of the remastered records
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Dilemma isn't much of one
There is a comic plot device that is so common that most people overlook it. The basic formula for this common comedic tool is this: take one kind of funny man who is possibly overweight, just weir...
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists showcase their creations at Brooklyn Textile Show
On view at the Brooklyn Textile Center until Feb. 25
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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DIY fashions to liven up your wardrobe
If you have the will to get creative with your wardrobe this winter, then there’s a way to win over those winter wardrobe blues. If you start your day staring into your closet hoping that something...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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A card with photos of Katrina Dawson (L) and Tori Johnson, the two hostages killed during a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney's financial district, is seen at a makeshift memorial near the scene, on December 17, 2014Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received death threats, officials said Friday, amid growing anger that he was on the streets. Iranian-born Man Haron Monis, a self-styled Islamic cleric, took 17 people hostage at a cafe in the heart of the city's financial district on Monday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ordered an urgent enquiry amid mounting criticism that authorities failed to protect the public, with the backlash extending to the magistrate who released Monis and lawyers who represented him. "To make death threats as has been done against members of the profession for doing a job is really an unfortunate reaction," New South Wales Bar Association president Jane Needham told ABC radio.


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TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and sending a group of hikers to scramble to safety, leaving nine injured and one missing, an official said.
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A Peshmerga fighter stands behind sandbags at a checkpoint, in Zummar city in the northern Iraqi Governorate of Nineveh, on December 18, 2014Nahyat al-Ayadhiya (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi Kurds claimed Thursday to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped as the US said air strikes killed several Islamic State leaders in recent weeks. The Kurdish advances came during a two-day blitz into the Sinjar region involving 8,000 peshmerga fighters and some of the heaviest air strikes since a US-led coalition started an air campaign four months ago. Masrour Barzani, the son of the Kurdish president and the intelligence chief for the Iraqi autonomous region, said the peshmerga advance had broken the siege on Mount Sinjar. "Peshmerga forces have reached Mount Sinjar, the siege on the mountain has been lifted," he told reporters from an operations centre near the border with Syria.


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