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Arts Business Incubator for Arts-Based Startups
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The New York Foundation on the Arts (NYFA) is launching an Arts Business Incubator (ABI) Program for ten New York City-based arts business start-ups. QCA members will have the opportunity to learn ...
Social Media Strategies for Artists
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Participants in this fast-paced workshop will learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, Google , among other social media platforms, to build a personalized strategy to identify, articulate and promote t...
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...
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 | 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 | 130 130 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 | 152 152 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 | 141 141 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 | 148 148 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...

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Flushing salon owner arrested for dodging court penalty
Bill would prevent similar cases in the future
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finger-pointing over sinking street in Fresh Meadows
Residents say DOT, DEP at odds over fix
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol calls for an end to minimum water charges
A Queens politician says the city is all wet when it comes to charging homeowners a minimum daily water fee. Regardless of how much water a homeowner uses, the Department of Environmental Protectio...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Apple Circus brings Times Square to Cunningham Park
After touring seven cities for the past seven months, the Big Apple Circus is back in Queens for the final showing of Luminocity, its program for the 2013-2014 season. John Kennedy Kane, the ringma...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Port Authority meets with residents to discuss terminal project
Massive project could get underway at LGA in 2015
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Stump change: Parks tells residents to call 311
Dept. also refuses to take tree complaints from Avella
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Rowing team leads effort to clean Flushing Bay
It’s so common to see a balloon drifting upwards from some celebration around the corner, or to let one fly on romantic notions. But balloons don’t float forever, and at Flushing Bay many such ball...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library refuses to hand over records for audit
Comptroller will be taking library to court
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whitestone Ambulance partners with Baby Safe Haven
Corps HQ will be a drop-off point for unwanted newborns
May 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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To close season, Big Apple Circus brings Luminosity to Queens
Will return to Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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90-year-old war vet fights NYCHA downsizing
NYCHA admits “life or death” policy is flawed
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella, groups oppose legalized basement apartments
Many frown upon aspect of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: city should be responsible for buried hydrants
Currently, homeowners on hook for clearing snow
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Flavor of Queens on display at annual Taste event
To celebrate the growing food scene in New York City’s most diverse borough, the Queens Economic Development Corporation hosted its annual Taste of Queens festival in the ballroom at the Sheraton L...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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QBG celebrates Arbor Day in grand fashion
The Queens Botanical Garden held its Fourth Annual Arbor Day Festival at the Flushing garden this past Sunday. Hundreds attended the event, which featured a host of vendors, several food trucks, an...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car, the Justice Department said Monday.
2014-12-22 15:28:09 -0500

Mourners hold signs and an American flag as they gather with dozens to show support for policemen in New YorkNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a temporary halt to protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with a force preparing Christmastime burials for two of its own and decrying the demonstrations as a factor in the officers' cold-blooded executions.


2014-12-22 15:27:42 -0500

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th RegimentUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity.


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