blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 36 36 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 | 86 86 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 | 123 123 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 | 145 145 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 | 134 134 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 | 141 141 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 | 190 190 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 | 265 265 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...

more blogs

opinion
Defecting Makes Albany a Bit Less Dysfunctional
We Endorse Tony Avella in the 11th Senate District
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
There (Could Be) An App For That
STRICTLY STASI
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Intolerance is getting out of control
IN OUR OPINION
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New MLB Commish Just Needs to Enforce the Current Rules
STRICTLY STASI
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ban the Plastic Bags
OP-ED
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Give ideas about park funding a chance
IN OUR OPINION
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Willets West: Riding Roughshod Over Queens Community
Op-Ed
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tackling Chronic Absenteeism in Schools
STRICTLY STASI
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
In the NYPD, common decency is troublingly uncommon
Even before Eric Garner’s tragic death made national news and brought increased scrutiny on the true-life practices of the NYPD, Denise Stewart was given a glimpse of the department’s lack of human...
Aug 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Library trustee removals on sound footing
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Schumer Gets It Right On Primaries
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected
Op-Ed
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City's homeless system is broken
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The High Personal Cost of High Rents
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NYS grapples with legalized marijuana
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Libya's Prime Minister al-Thinni takes part in a joint news conference with Malta's Prime Minister Muscat at the Auberge de Castille in VallettaBy Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Military planes loyal to Libya's recognised government attacked on Sunday an opposing force that is seeking to seize the country's two biggest oil ports, officials said. The advancing force, which is allied to a rival government based in Tripoli, moved east a week ago to try take the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports. The adjacent terminals have since closed, halting exports of an estimated 300,000 barrels a day of oil. ...


2014-12-22 01:56:09 -0500

Skyline of Seoul, seen at dusk on November 26, 2014South Korea on Monday trimmed its economic growth forecast for 2015 to 3.8 percent from 4.0 percent as it vowed to continue expansionary policies aimed at spurring domestic consumption. The revised projection comes after the country's central bank this month warned its own 3.9 percent growth forecast would be "difficult" to maintain as domestic demand alternated between positive and negative territories and a weak yen hurt the price competitiveness of South Korean firms against Japanese rivals abroad. The finance ministry said Monday that, in addition to the 2015 growth forecast being lowered, its estimate for this year's economic growth was also revised down to 3.4 percent from 3.7 percent. South Korea's economy grew 3.0 percent last year.


2014-12-22 01:49:26 -0500

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, North Koreans ride on an amusement park ride while watching a 3D movie at the Rungna People's Pleasure Park in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.


2014-12-22 01:31:37 -0500