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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 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 | 34 34 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 | 83 83 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 125 125 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 | 134 134 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 | 180 180 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 | 255 255 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 | 41 41 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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District 33 will see cleaner streets through Cleanup NYC Initiative
Councilman Levin allocates beautification funding to non-profit
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Film Festival attracts film lovers to North Brooklyn
Filmmakers from all over the world made a trip to North Brooklyn last week to show their shorts, documentaries and features at the fourth annual, three-day Greenpoint Film Festival. Emma Penaz Eisn...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-profits battle low turnout of local volunteers
Through combined efforts of several organizations, work continues
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Y and Broadway Stages host block party
Last Saturday, over 200 families in the Greenpoint community gathered for a daylong block party at the Greenpoint Y sponsored by Broadway Stages. The day was full of arts and crafts, outdoor inflat...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Williamsburg’s Taste Talks showcases the future of food
Last weekend, Williamsburg hosted its second annual Taste Talks, with days of food panels, symposiums, dinner parties, chicken-and-waffle brunches and the first-ever Future Food Expo. The Future Fo...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Film Festival returns this weekend
The Greenpoint Film Festival is back with a whole new lineup of local and international films, ranging from experimental and avant-garde to environmentally focused documentaries, as well as animate...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foodies converge at second annual Taste Talks in Williamsburg
Features free Future Food Expo and an All-Star BBQ
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town Square presents NYC PTA Expo 2014
Workshop to educate parents about school fundraising
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Final improvements made at East River State Park
Replenished shoreline and kayak launch among the additions
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn art entrepreneur travels to Cuba
L.B. Brown, a Brooklyn art entrepreneur, traveled to Havana, Cuba, recently with 80 African-American curators, scholars, and art innovators to learn and celebrate art and culture of the country for...
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local pols warn Brooklyn nabe to fight gentrification
Public sanitation and affordable housing were hot-button issues as community members gathered to discuss local issues at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cypress Hills last Wednesday. Cou...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough president allocates millions to Brooklyn parks
Brooklyn parks are in line for a $5.2 million boost in funding in Fiscal Year 2015 from the borough president’s office. The 10 percent funding increase from Borough President Eric Adams will overha...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transit advocates call for free transfer at Broadway
MTA says the city cannot afford the loss in revenue
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'Controversially Speaking' in Williamsburg
Helene Ruiz, founder of the Urban Individualists art collective, brought her work and dozens of likeminded artists to the Williamsburg Music Center over the weekend to showcase their work. At “Cont...
Aug 27, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindsay Park residents call for a transparent board
Say current board uses intimidation in fraud elections
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tunisian man casts his ballot in the capital TunisTUNIS (Reuters) - One gunman was killed by Tunisian troops and three others arrested after they attacked a voting station late on Saturday, hours before polls opened for a presidential run-off, a defence ministry official said on Sunday. The gunmen opened fire from a car on a polling station in the central Kairouan governate, and troops shot back in response, the official said, without giving any more details. ...


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A man walks past election posters of presidential candidates in TunisBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly fours years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in October, Tunisia is hailed as an example of democratic change for a region still struggling with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolts. ...


2014-12-21 03:51:00 -0500

The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures, which caused it to cancel the release of the film "The Interview" and wants China to help block cyber attacks from PyongyangThe United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. Washington blames North Korea for a breach of cyber security at Sony which led to the release of embarrassing emails and prompted executives to halt the release of "The Interview". Pyongyang has repeatedly denied that it was behind last month's crippling attack, which also led to the leaking of scripts, and called Saturday for a joint probe with the US.


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