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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 316 316 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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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A SUMMER FLICK
Most folks, when they think of summer movies, think of blockbuster action-flicks like “TRANSFORMERS” or sophomoric comedies like “BRUNO” or “THE HANGOVER.” Not us...
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BEST PLACES TO FIND SOME GREAT ICE CREAM
“I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ICE CREAM!”
Jul 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS ABOUT THE FEAST OF MT. CARMEL
Far from just a Brooklyn event, folks flock to Williamsburg for the Feast of Mt. Carmel each July from as far away as Long Island, Florida, California, even Italy!
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES FOR 4th of JULY SHOPPING
Yes, folks, it’s that time of year where we all get to be “Yankee Doodle Dandies” and celebrate yet another birthday of this great nation of ours (our 233rd for those keeping score at home).
Jul 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST FATHER’S DAY IDEAS TO KEEP IN MIND
Probably our favorite thing about Father’s Day is how it gets here just about the time summer does (in fact, this year Father’s Day, June 21st, is actually the very first day of summer!)
Jun 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUR ANNUAL KIDS' SUMMER FUN GUIDE!
Our top recommendations as to how your kids should be spending their summer.
Jun 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST “BASEBALL PEOPLE” WE’VE COME TO ADMIRE
Well, as our pennant races start taking shape (or at least our All-Star balloting), we find ourselves getting drawn deeper and deeper into our national pastime...
Jun 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES FOR “A DAY AT THE RACES”
Well, no Triple Crown candidate this year, but it has been kind of an exciting season, wouldn’t you say?
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO DINE “AL FRESCO”
We figured this the perfect time to highlight a couple of places well-versed in the art of dining “al fresco,” probably the nicest words we’ve heard in a long, long while…
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO WOW THE MOM IN YOUR LIFE
As Paul McCartney himself once put it, “What does she get for all the love she gave you?"
May 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HELP REMIND US OF BETTER DAYS
It’s always nice to know that there are a couple of places we can always count on, right? Or some places who see the significance in rekindling the values of a better time...
Apr 22, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EASTER CELEBRATION
It’s one of the most special times of the year – a time for putting the desolation of winter behind us, a time for embracing a new season, a time of renewed hope for the future.
Apr 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A LITTLE OF THAT WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC “FLAVOR”
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST” it’s most definitely whetted our appetite for some of those oh-so-savory international flavors.
Mar 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR ST. PADDY’S DAY
Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is just about here at this point, the one day a year where EVERY-one’s an honorary Irishman...
Mar 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO FIND SOME GREAT BAGELS
We’re always going to love our bagels, wouldn’t you say?
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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The devastated district of Banda Aceh on Indonesia's Sumatra island in the aftermath of the massive December 26, 2004 tsunami and the same location photographed on December 1, 2014 showing new houses and a rebuilt communityBanda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 03:43 GMT - Global impact - The entire international community was affected by the disaster. European countries, including Sweden (543 dead), Germany (537), Finland (180), Britain (150), Switzerland (110), France (95), Denmark (50) and Norway (80), lost 1,700 people, mainly tourists seeking Christmas sun. In the space of several hours at least 220,000 people died, of which nearly 170,000 were in Indonesia, 31,000 in Sri Lanka, 16,400 in India, and 5,400 in Thailand, according to an official count. 03:40 GMT - Show of Respect - In southern Thailand, where half of the 5,300 killed in the tsunami were foreign tourists, a smattering of holidaymakers have gathered at a memorial park in the small fishing village of Ban Nam Khem, in a reminder of the global scale of the disaster.


2014-12-25 22:45:14 -0500

New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum makes a run during their first Test match against Sri Lanka, at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch, on December 26, 2014Big-hitting Brendon McCullum was in record-breaking form as he led New Zealand to 215-4 at tea on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Friday. McCullum was not out 102 after cracking the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and also becoming the first New Zealander to post 1,000 runs in a calendar year. Their 126-run partnership wrested the initiative back in New Zealand's favour as they recovered from 88-3 when Ross Taylor was run out in the first over after lunch.


2014-12-25 22:43:37 -0500

Los Angeles Lakers' Ed Davis (21) dunks against Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles 113-93 on Thursday night with Lakers star Kobe Bryant resting his sore body.


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