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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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 | 40 40 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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Brooklyn Book Festival starting to take shape
This year's event expected to be biggest ever
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator Gillibrand pushes jobs bill for at-risk youth
In a sluggish economy when budgets cuts are common, a few are ardently proposing funds for job training. In May, Senator Kristen Gillibrand introduced the Urban Jobs Act, a bill that would provide ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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SYSTEM teens unveil green creations to electeds
Last Thursday, August 18, the Greenpoint teens participating in Exxon Mobil and the Greenpoint YMCA’s SYSTEM summer program unveiled their environmental projects in the Lentol Garden for elected of...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Brooklyn builds solidarity against anti-gay attacks
After a rash of anti-gay attacks last week and several months before, Williamsburg and Greenpoint are fighting back with a stronger community coalition. As a way to bring awareness on the issue, on...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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A green action plan for three Brooklyn communities
Brooklyn is on its way to becoming greener and more sustainable, thanks to a new initiative. Last Wednesday, August 10, the Brooklyn Community Foundation (BCF) launched Brooklyn Greens, a three-yea...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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A photo exhibit that reveals character and ability
A group of 35 developmentally disabled adults will have their photographs on view in DUMBO this upcoming Sunday. But what’s also going to be on display is their ability to capture still images in t...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illegal only when proven guilty
Legislation would protect wrongfully arrested illegal immigrants
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A scenic walk along Bedford Avenue
On Bedford Avenue you can find old women strolling, bodegas offering any and everything, street vendors with handmade products trying to make a buck and a wide array of young, fashionable people. B...
Aug 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Skink Ink bridges printing with a gallery experience
It’s a printmaking space and a gallery. And it’s not exactly what owner, Philip Riley had in mind when choosing the Williamsburg space in which to move his business, Skink Ink Fine Art Editions and...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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New law bites back
Under a new law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, as of September it will be a crime to attend an animal fighting event, even as a spectator. According to the law, introduced by Assemblyman Joseph L...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church gets landmark status
The St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, which has sat at 334 South 5th Street at Rodney Street for 126 years, was recognized last week for its historical, cultural and architectural distinction...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint youth STEMming from students to amateur engineers
One group of Greenpoint teenagers are certainly not bored this summer. The Greenpoint YMCA along with ExxonMobil and the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at New York Univ...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Couples celebrate first day of marriage equality with vows
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples made their way into Brooklyn and Queens Borough Hall on Sunday, July 24, as each opened their doors to recognize the first official day that same sex marriage be...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take this note, and give me all your money
Modern-day bank bandits have a new weapon: a pad and paper
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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President Barack Obama and the first family disembark Air Force One after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their annual family Christmas vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Honolulu. The first family will be staying in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.


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MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say a wealthy businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released.
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In this November 2014 photo, employee Jen Sans points a customer in the right direction at a Target store, in South Portland, Maine. The National Retail Federation found in a survey that only 9 percent of shoppers finished their shopping by the start of December this year and nearly 15 percent hadn’t even started. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.


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