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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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‘Green’ Eggs and Ham
Biz breakfast will focus on going green
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Business Expo 2011
An interview with presenter Mark Stevens
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beirut to headline 2011 Northside Festival
Williamsburg-based indie heroes Beirut will headline this year’s Northside Festival, sharing the bill with the likes of Sharon Von Etten, Deer Tick, and Twin Sister. Another 250-plus acts are promi...
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McGuinness Blvd. building could soon be home for convicted felons
The property at 400 McGuinness Boulevard is not off the hook just yet. As the community is still basking in pride at their victory against having the space be used as a homeless shelter, another ch...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA move out of Brooklyn into Maspeth meets contention
Queens residents oppose plan that would lead to Greenpoint park
Mar 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior centers must fight for survival
State cut would close 53 centers in BK and Queens
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Stoudemire, Nike, dedicate new Willyburg b-ball court
New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire has turned his team around in the standings, but it's his work off the court that has neighborhood hoops fans celebrating. The NBA forward joined Mayor Michel...
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Full-time mom named community activist of the month
Joanna Oltman Smith recognized for her work by Councilman Levin
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman Levin objects to IDA’s sale of Greenpoint property
The recent sale of a waterfront property at the end of Java Street in Greenpoint by the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has Councilman Stephen Levin objecting. Levin sent a letter to IDA chairm...
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Loft Law hearings continue as tenants share experiences, concerns
Lisa A. Fraser
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Winging it: Red Star hosts 2nd annual Best Wings in Brooklyn competition
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Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA moving its way out of Commercial Street in Greenpoint
Authority has sights set on Maspeth, Williamsburg
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A sustainable practice in Greenpoint
Brooklyn Ready Mix finds an innovative way to filter water
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foes in Greenpoint Hospital lawsuit ready for court
Group prepares suit against city over development plan
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Moore Street Market set to expand
Humboldt Street Plaza project to make space larger
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The frontier road parallels the security fence leading to the Northeast gate at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval BaseBy Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a slow-moving push by the Obama administration to close the facility. The men were flown to Kabul overnight aboard a U.S. military plane and released to Afghan authorities, the first such transfer of its kind to the war-torn country since 2009, according to a U.S. official. ...


2014-12-20 10:36:47 -0500

The remains of a car which was damaged in an explosion early Saturday morning Dec. 20, 2014 in Malmo Sweden. Another minor bomb wrecked an entrance to a house in the same neighborhood of Rosengard, Malmo. No one was injured by the explosions. (AP photo/TT News Agency, Stig-Ake Jonsson) SWEDEN OUTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multiethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.


2014-12-20 10:36:46 -0500

Lindsey Vonn takes a selfie with a calf on the podium after winning the World Cup Women's Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val d'Isere, French AlpsVal-d'Isère (France) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn notched up her 61st World Cup win with success in the women's downhill at Val d'Isere on Saturday. The four-time overall World Cup champion claimed her latest race by clocking a time of 1min 44.47 sec to edge Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Austria's Elisabeth Goergl, who shared second at 19 hundredths of a second behind the American. This was 30-year-old Vonn's second downhill win of the season after this month's win in Lake Louise, her first victory since a high speed crash in early 2013. It put the girlfriend of 14-time golf major champion Tiger Woods just one win behind the all-time World Cup record of 62 held by Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell.


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