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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 160 160 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 | 182 182 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 | 171 171 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 | 178 178 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 44 44 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...

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Newtown Creek Alliance pushes to cleanup Plank Road
An environmental activist could barely ask for a tougher beat than an industrial waterway, but that hasn’t stopped the Newtown Creek Alliance from working for the past 12 years to raise awareness a...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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McGuinness Blvd. picked as third Vision Zero Arterial Slow Zone
Continuing the push to achieve Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero mandate, the Department of Transportation teamed up with the NYPD and elected officials to announce the creation of an Arterial Slow Zon...
Apr 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crawlers swarm Grand St. in search of Easter eggs
Capturing the spirit of the season, Table Hopping NY teamed up with the Grand Street BID to host an Easter-themed pub crawl through six featured bars. Table Hopping NY Founder Jordan Khammar, who w...
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Group reaching out to NYPD for street safety forum
Say North Brooklyn is particularly dangerous
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Youth art gallery launches new space at 211 Ainslie St.
St. Nicks confident senior and youth center will remain open
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33rd District Participatory Budget projects announced
$1.56 million will be allocated to fund five proposals
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G train riders prepare for service repairs
For the second summer in a row, transit is about to get a bit trickier for Greenpoint residents. The G train will be down for five straight weeks due to a second round of Sandy-related repairs that...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For disabled pedestrians, city infrastructure just doesn’t cut it
Imagine yourself sitting in an electric wheelchair. You are at a crosswalk behind a swell of pedestrians, waiting for an opening in the crowd to make your crossing. As you throttle at top speed to ...
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State secures full-day pre-k classes for NYC students
Mayor Bill de Blasio announces first wave of seats
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BQE parkspace cap; backers seek development grant
Proponents say it could unite dangerous Southside
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand Street BID sidewalk replacement slated for July
Multi-million dollar project is 10 years in the making
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph's to welcome first lay president in July
While Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D. is still months away from becoming the sixth president of St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn on July 1, the current president of Anna Maria College in Paxton, Ma. has al...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols, community leaders tour rundown buildings
Push for city to crack down on landlords
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Nicks seeks funding for reading bus
In an attempt to step outside of the regimented reading curriculum in city schools, a local advocacy group has a plan for a fully equipped reading bus to hit the streets in North Brooklyn. The St. ...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paid Sick Time Act signed into law
In his first official bill signing as Mayor, Bill de Blasio authorized the Paid Sick Time Act into law last week at a ceremony at 630 Flushing Ave., home to Steve’s Ice Cream and dozens of other ma...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2014. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day.
2014-12-25 00:00:48 -0500

Protesters carry a long banner, with the words 'I want real universal suffrage' in Chinese, and yellow umbrellas - the recent symbol of Hong Kong's democracy movement - during a march to mark Christmas Eve, on December 24, 2014Hong Kong police said on Thursday they had arrested a dozen pro-democracy protesters after a night of clashes in the first sizeable rally since the last protest camp was cleared last week. "Police arrested 10 men and two women, aged between 13 and 43," the statement said, adding they were detained for assaulting police officers, obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct, among other charges. Police said two officers were injured in the operation which lasted into the small hours of Christmas Day. Mongkok was the scene of some of the most violent clashes during two months of sit-in protests which occupied major roads in Hong Kong.


2014-12-24 23:51:39 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America and on to the United States.


2014-12-24 23:50:39 -0500