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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 93 93 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 | 116 116 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 | 104 104 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 | 111 111 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 | 156 156 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 | 231 231 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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HDC chooses the 2012 "Six to Celebrate"
Recently, several local groups made up of community-minded New Yorkers, nominated six special neighborhoods - worthy of receiving a hefty dose of TLC The advocate for New York City’s historic neigh...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Park Slope, an evening of live storytelling
I Like You, Maude performances share true, personal stories on stage
Jan 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The best CD box sets of 2011: from jazz to trance
So you've wrapped up 2011. Perhaps you managed to avoid eating bad fruit cake or making a fool of yourself at holiday parties. Enjoy these sounds that never go out of style. Here, in no particular ...
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside Terraza Live Music 7 Train Cafe
Stirring up music, poetry and political expression in one space
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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International art meets New York City
The Jeffrey Leder gallery presents "International Painting NYC"
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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An "Enchanted Earth" awaits in Queens
Astoria photographer's work displayed at Queens Botanical Garden
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe tours: see the continent your way
(ARA Content - From the fragrant lavender fields of Provence to the Gothic spires of Prague's skyline, Europe is a treasure trove of sensory experiences. A lifetime of travel on the continent would...
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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New to motherhood? There's an app for that
A quick list of apps that will get you ready for that new chapter
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to hit the slopes on a budget this winter
(ARA) - Planning a ski trip starts with answering these three questions: What mountain should I ski/snowboard? Where should I stay while I'm there? And how much am I willing to spend on lift ticket...
Jan 04, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fair rendition of the classic , "Snow White"
As the holiday season slowly fades, families can still enjoy one show as winter temperatures finally move in -- Company XIV's return engagement of their family holiday smash-hit Snow White. Conceiv...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A roundup of New Year's events in Queens and Brooklyn
From parties to cruises & bridge walks, celebrate in style
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Fitness off your new year's resolution list
(ARA Content) - You've vowed to get fit with the start of each New Year. This year don't. Why not? First, because resolutions don't work. Second, because fitness isn't something you start, it's som...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pairing wine and art in Williamsburg for the holidays
“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” -- Benjamin Franklin Williamsburg’s ever-growing creative culture and lifestyle includes a local interest in ...
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Channeling Sinatra, finding freedom
Actor Robert Davi releases first album; hits #6 on Billboard Jazz chart
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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A skateboard culture for Crown Heights, Brooklyn
And a lesson in giving back
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this April 1, 2014 file photo, students stand outside a building to find an Internet signal for their phones in Havana, Cuba. In programs revealed by the Associated Press in 2014, USAID secretly created a primitive social media program called ZunZuneo, staged a health workshop to recruit activists and infiltrated Cuba’s hip-hop community. Those programs were part of a grassroots campaign aimed at undermining the Castro government through the citizenry, rather than directly targeting political leaders. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.


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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. AP’s investigation, which was the impetus for the No Social Security for Nazis Act, found that dozens of former Nazis collected millions of dollars in retirement benefits after being forced to leave the United States. Recipients ranged from the SS guards who patrolled the Third Reich’s network of camps where millions of Jews died to a rocket scientist who helped develop the V-2 rocket that Nazi Germany used to attack London. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.


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Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday Dec 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.


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