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Arts Business Incubator for Arts-Based Startups
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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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Health officials brief Katz on Ebola virus
Beep expresses concerns about safety measures in schools
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens cops attacked by man with a hatchet
Struck two officers before being killed
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Queens Botanical Garden holds annual Harvest Festival
Families flocked to the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing on Sunday for the annual Harvest Fest. As children got their faces painted, explored the mini corn maze, enjoyed animals at the petting z...
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Cuomo announces competition to overhaul area airports
Vice President Biden praises the aggressive plan
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Residents say businesses have taken over the sidewalk
Use College Point street, walkway to store materials
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Transit Wireless expands WiFi to 40 subway stations
Forty subway stations in both Queens and Manhattan went online last week with the expansion of Transit Wireless WiFi services. Now 29 new Queens subway stations – and 11 in Manhattan - will see bot...
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EXCLUSIVE: Comptroller discusses audit of City's charter schools
Parents outraged over approval of 17 new charter schools
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City lowers speed limit to 25 mph in “historic” change
Police will start enforcing new regulations on Nov. 7
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Queens native Lauren Schwartzberg crowned Miss New York Teen
Winner says pageants have 'changed her life'
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Congress members form caucus to address airplane noise
Quiet Skies Caucus includes members from across country
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Fine Italian dining on the menu at Vivaldi's
In 1919, actor Rudolph Valentino was at the top of his game, so he built himself a mansion in Bayside. Twenty years later, Fiorello LaGuardia took the property on as a summer retreat in the midst o...
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FArina announces new public school evaluation system
New framework ditches letter grade, looks at whole picture
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Stringer: Galante living large on library funds
Accused of spending library funds on elaborate dinners, concert tickets
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TOP HIGHS SCHOOLS 2014
We give you the best schools in the city and tips on getting in.
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Douglaston officially opens new Village Plaza
LDC hopes plaza can attract more businesses
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Friends and relatives of Mu'ath Safi al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group, gather in the town of Aey near Al Karak in southern Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Islamic State militants captured the Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while conducting airstrikes Wednesday, the first foreign military member to fall into the extremists' hands since an international coalition launched its bombing campaign against the group months ago. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, reminding militants that his son shared the same faith as the ultraconservative group.


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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A rocket hit a tank at the eastern Libyan oil port Es Sider as armed factions allied to competing governments fought over control of the country's biggest export terminal, officials said on Thursday. Es Sider and its adjacent Ras Lanuf terminal have been closed since a force allied to a rival government in Tripoli moved east trying to take them. "A tank was hit but the damage is limited," said an official from a security service allied to the internationally-recognised government, now operating from eastern Libya. ...
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Pope Francis, center, delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and to the world) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Tens of thousands of Romans and tourists in St. Peter's Square listened as the pontiff delivered the Catholic church's traditional "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for "to the city and to the world) Christmas message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Francis said: "truly there are so many tears this Christmas." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis focused his concern on those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out refugees, hostages and others suffering in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine as he prayed for hope and peace Thursday.


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