blog roll
our featured bloggers
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...
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...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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...
Newtown Creek Alliance Public Meeting
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a public meeting to hear the latest on a number of recent, on-going  and upcoming projects to restore habitat, improve water quality and increase awarenes...

more blogs

news
Stringer slams NYCHA, says agency missed out on $692 million
NYCHA says audit is “seriously flawed,” dismisses recommendations
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
MTA review of A and C trains may lead to improvements
Pols form coalition to push for changes to overcrowded lines
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Teacher and firefighter named Brooklyn’s ‘Heroes of the Month’
A 100-year-old math teacher and a firefighter who saved the life of a six-year-old boy were named Brooklyn’s “Heroes of the Month” for November and December. Madeline Scotto began teaching at St. E...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Grand Street BID hosts party at former Gem store
St. Nicks Alliance plans six more events before demolition
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
73-year-old faces forced eviction when co-op guts her apartment
“Constructive eviction” becoming a rampant problem across the city
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pol suggests eminent domain to save senior center, daycare
Would offer opportunity to buy back Williamsburg facility
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Council members seek agreement for more supportive housing
Advocates say it's crucial in dealing with homeless crisis
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Grand Street BID using vacant space for holiday party
With the final days of both Rainbow and GEM Super Value Discount Store approaching, the Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID) is planning one last hurrah with the Holiday Fun for All cel...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Longtime grocery store reopens as Key Food in Clinton Hill
Nearly 50 years after Sam Widdi opened Met Food Market at 991 Fulton St. in Clinton Hill, the Widdi family has reopened the family store as a Key Food, offering longtime customers a new look and ev...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
SLIDE SHOW: Greenpoint YMCA celebrates the holiday season
The gymnasium at the Greenpoint YMCA was transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday, when dozens of local families and YMCA members gathered to celebrate the holiday season with games, arts a...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Global car-sharing company sees big success in Brooklyn
After one month, car2go members drive 55,000 miles in borough
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Prospect Park Residence owner delays contempt hearing
92-year-old resident denied chance to testify
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Community votes on new uses for environmental fund
Projects include reintroducing native grasses to creek
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn pols rally around Obama’s immigration reform
Say executive order is a first step, more work to be done
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Greenpoint YMCA pilots new BETAGirls coding program
Some high school students use their free time to catch up their favorite television show or meet up with friends. Others, like Aisha Thermidor of Springfield Gardens, use it to learn how to code. T...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, a Marine stands guards outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, signifying that President Barack Obama is working inside. After taking a shellacking in the November midterm elections, many Democrats remain confident that the 2016 presidential landscape still tilts in their favor. Republicans, meanwhile, are out to disprove the idea of an enduring “Obama coalition.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.


2014-12-25 18:14:24 -0500
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — Workers restored power Thursday to tornado-scarred Columbia, while volunteers helped clear rubble, cover roofs and do whatever else they could to help the Mississippi town recover.
2014-12-25 18:11:29 -0500

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, shoots over San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph during the first half an NBA basketball game, Dec. 25, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 34 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-106 on Thursday in a fiery rematch of last season's Western Conference Finals.


2014-12-25 17:57:25 -0500