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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 158 158 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 | 235 235 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 | 39 39 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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New mural chronicles history, predicts future of Greenpoint
Greenpoint now has a new welcoming insignia just across the John Jay Byrne Bridge. “Stages of Greenpoint,” a 12 foot-by-16 foot mural plastered on the Greenpoint Avenue side of Broadway Stages film...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand Street BID planting with the Green School
Students help spruce up the block for summer
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New FDNY EMS station opens its doors to the public
Paramedics and Woodhull to host Community Health Fair
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Swinging Sixties Senior Center and daycare to stay open
Council secures funding to keep building operating one more year
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Kickstarter hosts a birthday block party
Startup businesses meet with donors on Kent Street
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Mayor unveils sweeping affordable housing plan
Ten-year initiative to invest $41 billion for 200,000 units
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Tech CEOs share industry secrets on panel
Experts discuss why Brooklyn is the new center of tech
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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TPU serves Brooklyn landlords, alleges intimidation and harassment
The Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) issued a subpoena to Joel and Aaron Israel, principals of JBI Management, in order to investigate numerous allegations that the Brooklyn landlords have systematical...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council okays plan for Domino site
Following weeks of debate, the City Council came to an agreement allowing Two Trees Management to build as tall as 55 stories at the former Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg in exchange for...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTRAGE hosts sanitation protest on Earth Day
Reacting to the failed promise of a Solid Waste Management Plan, which was supposed to be enacted last year, Williamsburg advocacy group Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equity ...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting ready for summer at the Greenpoint YMCA
Initiating a summer full of family- and youth-oriented programming, the Greenpoint YMCA shut down Meserole Avenue from Manhattan Avenue to Lorimer Street. Angela Speakman, the facility’s youth and ...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town Square hosts 3rd Annual McGolrick Egg Hunt
Hundreds of children and their parents flooded McGolrick Park in Greenpoint over the weekend for Town Square’s 3rd Annual McGolrick Egg Hunt. Groups like Gym Park, Lutheran Church of the Messiah, M...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2007 file photo, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seen in New Orleans. A Senate investigation portrays a dysfunctional relationship between the Bush White House and the CIA regarding the agency's brutal interrogation program. The report says the White House didn't press hard for information, and the agency withheld details about the brutality of the techniques while exaggerating their effectiveness. Alberto Gonzales is the former attorney general who was White House counsel when harsh CIA interrogations were approved. Gonzales tells The Associated Press it was not the White House's responsibility to manage the program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.


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DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks purchases at 800,000 stores including online. The modest growth comes despite the heavy discounting customary throughout the season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.


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