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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 87 87 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 | 111 111 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 | 98 98 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 | 105 105 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 | 149 149 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 | 225 225 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 | 237 237 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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Expect a star-studded Afro-Punk Festival
The Afro-Punk Fest in Fort Greene will feature acts like Cee-Lo Greene and Santigold
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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An August Day chat with Bebel Gilberto
If Bebel Gilberto were to manifest in goddess form, she’d probably be Aphrodite, or Oshun, the Yoruba religion’s orisha who represents love, intimacy and beauty. It wouldn’t be any surprise since h...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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A gold star for the Redd Tale Theatre Company
Astoria-based group skillfully commands the sci-fi stage
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contemporary artists go Green at Flushing Art Gallery
Going green may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for six contemporary artists, it is the nature of their artwork and their muse. Held at the Crossing Art Gallery on the ground floor of Queens Cros...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of barbecue with Astoria’s MEXIQ
We often hear of American or Korean Barbecue. But Mexican Barbecue is new idea, thought of by Dimitri Paloumbis, the 37-year-old owner of MEXIQ Kitchen and Draught, a relatively new spot in Astoria...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bodacious Brooklyn bike-riding fashions
From harem pants to petticoats, ride with comfort and style
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demand grows for Peruvian Pisco drink
When tasting the white frothy, slightly sweet concoction of Pisco Sour, one can’t help but slowly savor the foamy bits of this Peruvian national drink. And while the place is miles away that feelin...
Aug 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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See A Jew Grows in Brooklyn in Queens
You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the heartfelt nostalgic comedy of this unique musical experience, featuring multi-talented entertainer, author and playwright Jake Ehrenreich, who is still...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The many layers of King Cake
King Cake is founded on the principles of raw sarcasm, seductive vulgarity, and progressive music. It’s not easy to pin point the band’s genre, but rock, jazz harmony and motown elements are certai...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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A conversation with Chrisette Michele
The artist talks about her music, fame and why she hearts New York
Aug 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the eyes of LIC artists
Long Island City is already a vibrant community. But when more than 56 LIC artists come together for a group exhibition, you can bet that vibrancy will be heightened. This is exactly what happened ...
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Housing Works is hooking you up
Organization holds annual warehouse sale
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summerstage Rocks Queens
Kool Moe Dee, Chrisette Michele, and many more
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A microfarm grows in Brooklyn
You don’t need a green thumb to become a savvy gardener and urban farmer. We’re seeing a new era of personal food production unfolding, and it’s all about DIY and sustainability. With prices for fr...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local band plays JOLLY good music
In an age when mainstream music takes few risks, JOLLY’s second studio album, The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 1), has a refreshing and original sound that stimulates the mind and senses. Based o...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. After the speeches on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the Villa Marista prison staff in Cuba told Rolando's son that Rolando had been freed at dawn and they didn't know where he was. Before his downfall, Sarraff helped the U.S. crack the "Wasp Network," in Florida, a Cuban spy ring that included members of the Cuban Five, the last three of whom were released in exchange for the Cuban spy. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sarraff family)HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off.


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Google presents self-driving car in Mountain ViewBy Alexei Oreskovic and Ben Klayman SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of its smartphone operating system and requires a phone to be plugged into a compatible car with a built-in screen to access streaming music, maps and other apps. ...


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File- This March 13, 2014, file photo shows bystanders assisting first responders at the scene at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, where 2 people died and dozens more were injured after a hit and run. The first wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accused organizers Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, of safety lapses after a driver smashed through a barricade and into a crowd of concertgoer's. (AP Photo/Colin Kerrigan, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accused organizers Thursday of safety lapses after a driver smashed through a barricade and into a crowd of concertgoers.


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