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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 182 182 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 | 207 207 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 | 195 195 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 | 199 199 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 | 249 249 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 | 325 325 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 | 326 326 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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Dr. Preethi Radhakrishnan, LGCC Professor
While there is currently a significant gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers – the U.S. Department of Commerce showed that only 24 percent of STEM workers were fema...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Krawczuk, Creative Instigator
While most creative types are content to call themselves artists, Mark Krawczuk believes that he is more of a instigator. “I work on both the creative side and the production side of things. Saying...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nick Saint, Nextdoor
After Hurricane Sandy decimated many coastal areas in New York City, especially Breezy Point in Queens and Red Hook and Coney Island in Brooklyn, it became clear that local communities and their lo...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alan Chan, Rockaway Homecare
Alan Chan never knew his grandmother, but he remembers the day they first met as the day that changed his life. At the time, Chan was a young man studying to be an engineer and took his first trip ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rich Castagna, Bridge and Tunnel Beer
Ten years ago, Rich Castagna decided he wanted to try brewing beer at home. He loved it so much, he created Bridge and Tunnel Brewery. “I’ve always been focused on doing my own thing,” he said. Wit...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodolfo Caballero, Photographer
Rodolfo Caballero picked up his Nikon and headed to one of the most dangerous places on earth: North Mexico. In this poverty-stricken part of the country, where cartels and drug lords do battle in ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan Walsh, Lawyer/Volunteer
Ryan Walsh practices real estate law from his office in Kew Gardens, but his goal has always been to give back to his community. As a board member of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Q...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bryan Gordon, The Legal Credit Experts
Almost everyone has experienced debt at one time or another. Maybe you never knew you were mischarged for an outstanding electric bill, or maybe you never got a notice from a debt collector, but re...
Nov 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Sagebiel, Sage Music
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but for Jason Sagebiel, instruments are the most powerful tool of all. During his time with the Marine Corps, Sagebiel served as a scout sniper deployed in I...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carina Hueber, Dutch Artisans
In Holland, people regularly use stroop to sweeten their meals. A common household product, stroop is a traditional Dutch jam-like condiment most commonly made from apples. But to many New Yorkers,...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tessa Wherman, Runner/Survivor
Two and a half years ago, Tessa Wehrman was living a pretty normal life for a 26-year-old college graduate. She had just landed a great job working for Nicklodeon's television programming and strat...
Oct 28, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Bacchus, 34-24-36
The first time Queens got a look at the fashion brand 34-24-36 was in September of 2010, at the 2nd annual Queens Fashion Week. That was where fashion designer and founder Sarah Bacchus tore up the...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert Perna, Perna Foundation
Fresh off serving as the grand marshal for a parade in Howard Beach, Albert Perna is already moving onto something new. But that’s par for the course for Perna, who works endlessly on his Perna Fou...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aaron Popowsky, N-Hance Owner
When renovating wood floors or cabinets, there can be a strong lingering smell of fumes that can take over a week to leave a home. That is why when Long Island City resident Aaron Popowsky found ou...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ron Cohen, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Ron Cohen grew up in Fresh Meadows and attended The Kew-Forest School. Now Cohen is giving back to the community he calls home by continuing his second year serving as president of the Forest Hills...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisville coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cal State Northridge, Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 80-55. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are now capable of going unbeaten.


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By Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian authorities and separatists exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war on Friday, a spokesman for President Petro Poroshenko said, part of a 12-point plan aimed at ending the pro-Russian uprising in the east of the country. The agreement to swap 150 Ukrainian servicemen for 222 rebels followed peace talks between envoys of Ukraine, Russia, the separatists and European security watchdog Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Wednesday. ...
2014-12-26 16:13:18 -0500

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, specialist Jay Woods is reflected in a screen at his post that shows five years of the Dow Jones industrial average, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped above 17,000 for the first time that day. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed about 13 percent in 2014, hitting a record high a remarkable 51 times. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.


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