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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 87 87 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 | 111 111 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 | 98 98 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 | 105 105 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 | 149 149 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 | 225 225 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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Uncertain future for World's Fair relic
Remember when New Yorkers rallied with “Save Penn Station” signs, only to witness the strike of the wrecking ball? How about when other monumental buildings, such as Grand Central Terminal and Carn...
Dec 11, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley introduces bill calling for quieter airplanes
As Queens residents continue to voice their concerns regarding airplane noise due to changes in flight patterns, one congressman is pushing legislation to make the planes themselves quieter. Joined...
Dec 11, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Borough Hall unveils 'The Forum'
New space will host public meeting, gatherings
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Queens bus riders questions depot switch
In response to a recent MTA decision to relocate two express buses providing service to Queens to a Bronx depot, community activist Ali Fadil held a press conference on Saturday denouncing the plan...
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Queens residents petition for quieter skies
Queens residents gathered last week to discuss the steady increase in airplane noise in the borough. The meeting, led by Councilman Daniel Dromm, was attended by about 150 Queens residents and a re...
Dec 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New reports shows increased food insufficiency
While millions hit the road and traveled to spend Thanksgiving with their families over the weekend, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) traveled to soup kitchens and pantries to he...
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The buzz on drunken fruit flies
LaGuardia College student wins national science contest
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Elected officials calls for moratorium on charter schools
With city funding for charter schools next year expected to reach over $1 billion, one City Council member thinks the city needs reign in the privately run schools. In an effort to bring fiscal cla...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 Pointz owner says decision to whitewash was difficult
Just as the 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center team seemed on the verge of turning their beloved graffiti art mecca into an official landmark, building owner Gerald Wolkoff sent in his own squad of painte...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willets Point business owners need more time
Pol says relocation plan was inadequate
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In fight over QueensWay, homeowners take on national group
Can a small group of homeowners derail an ambitious plan to turn an abandoned train line in the middle of the borough into a public bike path? The battle over QueensWay - the name given the propose...
Nov 21, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concessionaire has been selected for Ederle Terrace
Revival of waterfront space in Flushing Meadows
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Roosevelt Ave. biz owners discuss potential BID
Some critics warming up to proposal
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Governor orders Port Authority to conduct airport noise study
Vetoes bill in effort to prevent delay
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Legislators call on NYCHA to spend funding
Local elected officials are calling on the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to begin using government funding to improve the quality of life in the city's public housing projects. “We absolu...
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A man washes a classic American car that's used as a taxi by tourists in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations _ a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.


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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Uber says it's suspending operations in Portland, Oregon, for three months to work out its differences with city officials, less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app's launch was greeted with a lawsuit.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have labeled insurer MetLife as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight.
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