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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 THROW YOUR PARTY
Hey, times may be tough, people, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to forego celebrating the special occasions in our lives, are we?
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO IMPRESS YOUR VALENTINE
It’s Valentine’s Day, one of the few days of the year (along with Christmas and her birthday) where you make a little bit more of an effort than usual to show your sweetie just how much you care.
Feb 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS FOR US TO BEAT THE COLD
A lot of the unsolved mysteries of life are probably locked up deep inside whatever happens to us when we sleep.
Feb 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH THE GAME
Well folks, looks like there’ll be a heck of a lot of hunkering down in front of the tube this winter...
Jan 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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“BEST OF THE NEW” - OPENED IN 2008
January, our first month of the year, is all about the NEW - new starts, new opportunities, new resolve...
Jan 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST OF THE “BEST OF THE BEST”- 2008 (PART TWO)
We continue to take a rather comprehensive look at some of our favorite places throughout Brooklyn and Queens...
Jan 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST OF THE "BEST OF THE BEST"- 2008
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST” we wanted to take a rather comprehensive look at some of our favorite places throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Dec 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART FOUR
Maybe, as we take this opportunity to gather with friends and family, we can at least be grateful for some of the things that we do have...
Dec 25, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART THREE
For the most part, we’re kind of getting through it, wouldn’t you say – or at least putting on a brave face.
Dec 17, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART TWO
We figured we’d help the cause by showcasing for you a number of favorite places of ours here, where you’re going to get value for your hard-earned American dollars.
Dec 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART ONE
Times are tough for all of us, that’s definitely a given this year. But, despite that, don’t we always somehow figure out a way to shower some affection upon the ones we love most?
Dec 04, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS FOR US TO BE THANKFUL FOR
Sometimes, what with this horrendous economic downturn we’re all going through, it sure does seem like there’s not all that much to be thankful for this year.
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACE$ TO FIND $OME GREAT BARGAIN$
Here at the QUEENS LEDGER/BROOKLYN STAR, we figured it was our civic duty to point out a couple of establishments worthy of showcasing during these difficult times.
Nov 12, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO ENJOY THE NYC MARATHON
We can’t help feeling that the best places from which to view the 26.2 miles of NYC Marathon this Sunday are definitely in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
Oct 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR HALLOWEEN
For the youngest of us, and the young at heart, Halloween can be a real community experience...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Several goats munch on a pine tree in Reno on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2015. They are owned by Vince Thomas, founder of Goat Grazers, who along with his 40 goats are teaming up with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to help recycle Christmas trees and keep them out of landfills. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Marcella Corona)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything.


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In this Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 video frame image provided courtesy of KPHO/CBS5AZ.com, an Arizona Game and Fish officer tries to tranquilize a bear in an East Valley field Monday morning in Mesa, Ariz. Television news helicopters captured video of the bear bounding across an alfalfa field on the outskirts of Mesa, and then standing within feet of a game warden wielding a tranquilizer gun. The bear proved elusive after it entered a former General Motors test site filled with fields, shrubbery and trees. (AP Photo/CBS 5 News) MANDATOTY CREDIT KPHO/CBS5AZ.COMMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.


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A man walks by poster for film "The Interview" outside Alamo Drafthouse theater in LittletonBy Luc Cohen and Alicia Avila NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 cinemas across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing sell-out audiences in many theaters where outspoken patrons said they were championing freedom of expression. Seth Rogen, who co-stars in the low-budget comedy with James Franco, and co-director Evan Goldberg surprised moviegoers by appearing at the sold-out 12:30 a.m. ...


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