blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 126 126 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 | 148 148 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 | 136 136 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 | 144 144 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 | 192 192 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 | 268 268 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 | 272 272 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...

more blogs

opinion
G Train needs a full restoration
Finally, there's a bit of good news when it comes to mass transit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is expected to announce that it will keep five extra stops on the G Train in Brooklyn tha...
Jul 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Citizen Dan, Part Deux
Strictly Stasi
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Obamacare is another tax that U.S. can’t afford
Op-Ed
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
EDC lapses will only hurt development
In Our Opinion
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
On the Rocky Opening of McCarren Pool
Strictly Stasi
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Build a Convention Center in Queens
Op-Ed
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Primary Colors in Queens
Strictly Stasi
Jul 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A tale of civic activism
In Our Opinion
Jul 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Moving Wall is just that
In Our Opinion
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bike share program needs strict oversight
In Our Opinion
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Subway Noise Pollution and the Little Things
When did it go from occasionally hearing someone else’s music on the subway to it becoming an everyday thing? As everyday riders, most of us have accepted the fact that the manufacturers of headpho...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fixing an unfair tax system
Op-Ed
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Evergreen Chou – Candidate for All Seasons
The race to replace Gary Ackerman in the House of Representatives has a few Democrats vying for the party nod in the general election (Assemblywoman Grace Meng is the party-endorsed choice right no...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Gaming in Queens...who knew?
In Our Opinion
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Stop & frisk opens useful dialogues
The NYPD has been at the center of a lot of attention and controversy recently in large part to its “stop and frisk” policy, which allows officers to randomly stop “suspicious” individuals and sear...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Catalonia's president Artur Mas, seen here in Barcelona on November 25, 2014, is under investigation over his symbolic vote for independenceCatalonia's president Artur Mas was placed under investigation on Monday for holding a banned vote on whether his region should be independent from Spain. The Catalonia High Court said that Mas was under judicial investigation for flouting a injunction against holding the symbolic vote on November 9. An injunction by Spain's Constitutional Court had forced Mas to water down his plan for an official vote. The Catalan government says 2.3 million people took part in the vote on November 9.


2014-12-22 10:29:11 -0500

In this March 31, 2011 photo, Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan speaks during an awards ceremony for the Chinese entertainment industry in Beijing, China. Chinese prosecutors say on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, that they have formally indicted Jaycee Chan, son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was first detained. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.


2014-12-22 10:28:46 -0500

Anti-Islamist Beji Caid Essebsi, named as the winner in Tunisia's first free presidential election, arrives at his party's headquarters on December 22, 2014 in TunisVeteran anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi was declared the winner of Tunisia's first free presidential election on Monday, capping off the transition to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Essebsi, an 88-year-old former official in previous Tunisian regimes, took 55.68 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Moncef Marzouki in Sunday's run-off, the electoral commission said. The vote was seen as a landmark for democracy in Tunisia, which sparked the Arab Spring mass revolutions with the 2011 ouster of longtime strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The campaign was bitter and divisive, with Marzouki insisting a win for Essebsi would mark the return of Tunisia's old guard of ruling elites.


2014-12-22 10:28:29 -0500