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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 114 114 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 | 157 157 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 | 234 234 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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arts and entertainmemt
Photography exhibit takes a closer look at Tony Bennett
Granddaughter and photographer, Kelsey, shoots moments wtih him and other big names
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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“The Wimbledon That Never Was”: For the competitor, enthusiast, fan
Tennis has a culture unlike any sport. Players with even moderate tennis skill need only find partners with similar ability to have an hour or two of exhilarating physical, mental and spiritual cha...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the hunt for food with “Wildman,” Steve Brill
He talks about foraging, his tours and why he loves doing what he does
Sep 13, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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C is for Classic: A primer on the style always in fashion
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” - Coco Chanel You may have heard the saying that everything old is new again, but there are some things that just never go out of style. But what...
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens rappers rock the stage at Rock the Bells on Governor's Island
Rock the Bells ended with a bang at Governor’s Island on Saturday, September 3rd, as Nas played songs of albums old and new, including the classic “Illmatic.” On stage speaking to thousands of fans...
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Events to mark 9/11’s 10th Anniversary
THIS IS PERSONAL MICHAEL RAGSDALE’s 9/11 Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, October 14. After the tragedy of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Michael Ragsdale wandered throughout New York City, taki...
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two artists’ distinct styles converge into fluid works of art
“Free Range” of Brooklyn and a show in Queens
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expect a star-studded Afro-Punk Festival
The Afro-Punk Fest in Fort Greene will feature acts like Cee-Lo Greene and Santigold
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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An August Day chat with Bebel Gilberto
If Bebel Gilberto were to manifest in goddess form, she’d probably be Aphrodite, or Oshun, the Yoruba religion’s orisha who represents love, intimacy and beauty. It wouldn’t be any surprise since h...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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A gold star for the Redd Tale Theatre Company
Astoria-based group skillfully commands the sci-fi stage
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contemporary artists go Green at Flushing Art Gallery
Going green may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for six contemporary artists, it is the nature of their artwork and their muse. Held at the Crossing Art Gallery on the ground floor of Queens Cros...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of barbecue with Astoria’s MEXIQ
We often hear of American or Korean Barbecue. But Mexican Barbecue is new idea, thought of by Dimitri Paloumbis, the 37-year-old owner of MEXIQ Kitchen and Draught, a relatively new spot in Astoria...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bodacious Brooklyn bike-riding fashions
From harem pants to petticoats, ride with comfort and style
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demand grows for Peruvian Pisco drink
When tasting the white frothy, slightly sweet concoction of Pisco Sour, one can’t help but slowly savor the foamy bits of this Peruvian national drink. And while the place is miles away that feelin...
Aug 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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See A Jew Grows in Brooklyn in Queens
You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the heartfelt nostalgic comedy of this unique musical experience, featuring multi-talented entertainer, author and playwright Jake Ehrenreich, who is still...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes were mostly higher on Friday as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is on pace to close with its second-best weekly gain this year.


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Iraqi Kurdish forces survey a bridge rigged with explosives by Islamic State militants, as they inspect the area in Zumar, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed on Thursday to open up a corridor to Sinjar Mountain so that thousands of people from the country's Yazidi minority who have been trapped there can flee, said a senior Kurdish official. Tens of thousands of Yazidis became trapped in the mountain in early August, when the IS extremists captured the towns of Sinjar and Zumar, prompting the exodus. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)BAGHDAD (AP) — Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.
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