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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 36 36 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...
Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana,Cuba right here in L...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 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 | 123 123 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 | 145 145 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 | 134 134 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 | 141 141 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 | 190 190 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 | 265 265 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...

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Two scouts aim to end e-waste
New York City residents are currently allowed to discard electronics, with the exception of rechargeable batteries, in the trash. Starting in 2015, they will be required by law to recycle these ite...
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City Council - 28th District: Vote Ruben Wills
ENDORSEMENT 2010
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Jeff Rosenstock announces final season
Queens Theatre executive director to step down
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Endangered Chinese art comes to Flushing Town Hall
Two new exhibits highlighting dying Chinese art forms opened on Saturday at Flushing Town Hall, a cultural institution located in the heart of a predominantly Asian community. Featuring pieces from...
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Flushing BID gets new executive director
Newly appointed Flushing Business Improvement District (BID) Executive Director Dian Yu’s qualification to hold the post was called into question at a press conference last Friday. As a reporter me...
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St. Mary’s Hospital for Children grows up
Hospital breaks ground for long overdue expansion
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NYC becomes even more sustainable
A recent report released by Mayor Michael Bloomberg shows the city is on track for achieving the carbon reduction goals laid out in PlaNYC, a sustainability plan aimed at lowering greenhouse gas em...
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St. Agnes School opens its doors
If you're looking for a place where your daughter will get a quality Christian education in an intimate all-female setting, consider St. Agnes Academic High School, a college preparatory school of ...
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A Review Of The Top High Schools in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
It’s An Investment – Not A Cost
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Help arrives for civic groups trying to clean up after the storm
Federal aid for tornado-affected neighborhoods may not be arriving anytime soon, but for those dedicated community members who have been working to get their neighborhoods back to normal after the ...
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Helping to see Queens
New York Hospital Queens is looking out for its patients. On October 4, doctors at the NYHQ Eye Center in Flushing unveiled a piece of revolutionary eye equipment that will conceivably make a huge ...
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Financing needed, but Flushing Commons is coming
It's been a quiet summer on the Flushing Commons front, but the $850 million redevelopment of Municipal Parking Lot #1 in downtown Flushing is moving ahead. “Going forward we have to start thinking...
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Mets Alums Support James Beard Foundation
Several big name Mets alums showcased their skills away from the baseball diamond last Wednesday at CitiField, and at the same time came out in support of a good cause. Formers Mets stars such as D...
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Queens Theater celebrates milestone in expansion
The Queens Theatre in the Park (QTIP) just got bigger and better. Spirits ran high at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday marking the completion of phase one of the theater's $27 million expans...
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Pols urge governor to sign hospital closure bill
Would require community input before facility shuts down
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Libya's Prime Minister al-Thinni takes part in a joint news conference with Malta's Prime Minister Muscat at the Auberge de Castille in VallettaBy Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Military planes loyal to Libya's recognised government attacked on Sunday an opposing force that is seeking to seize the country's two biggest oil ports, officials said. The advancing force, which is allied to a rival government based in Tripoli, moved east a week ago to try take the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports. The adjacent terminals have since closed, halting exports of an estimated 300,000 barrels a day of oil. ...


2014-12-22 01:56:09 -0500

Skyline of Seoul, seen at dusk on November 26, 2014South Korea on Monday trimmed its economic growth forecast for 2015 to 3.8 percent from 4.0 percent as it vowed to continue expansionary policies aimed at spurring domestic consumption. The revised projection comes after the country's central bank this month warned its own 3.9 percent growth forecast would be "difficult" to maintain as domestic demand alternated between positive and negative territories and a weak yen hurt the price competitiveness of South Korean firms against Japanese rivals abroad. The finance ministry said Monday that, in addition to the 2015 growth forecast being lowered, its estimate for this year's economic growth was also revised down to 3.4 percent from 3.7 percent. South Korea's economy grew 3.0 percent last year.


2014-12-22 01:49:26 -0500

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, North Koreans ride on an amusement park ride while watching a 3D movie at the Rungna People's Pleasure Park in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.


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