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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 45 45 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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Music therapy for a "wellthy" 2011
Long Island City-based music therapist, Candace Crawford, helps New Yorkers reach their height of wellness and happiness
Jan 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Strings Attached pulls and tugs slightly
I go to a lot of movies, when I can’t find someone to go with me and I have no problem going on my own, but this week I wasn’t up to see “No Strings Attached” by myself. Not only was I positive the...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hipster fashions that scream sense of style
Whether or not you consider yourself current with today’s fashion and style, it’s easy to be influenced somewhat by your surroundings. If you live in a neighborhood like Williamsburg, Brooklyn or A...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Apple's back catalog gets a fresh release
A list of some of the remastered records
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Dilemma isn't much of one
There is a comic plot device that is so common that most people overlook it. The basic formula for this common comedic tool is this: take one kind of funny man who is possibly overweight, just weir...
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists showcase their creations at Brooklyn Textile Show
On view at the Brooklyn Textile Center until Feb. 25
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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DIY fashions to liven up your wardrobe
If you have the will to get creative with your wardrobe this winter, then there’s a way to win over those winter wardrobe blues. If you start your day staring into your closet hoping that something...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Country Strong" is kind of weak
Do you ever wonder how Hollywood comes up with ideas for movies? I think people probably just sit around in a room and throw ideas around: “How about a movie about a country singer at the tail end ...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small hands, big world: Captured
The Kew Gardens Children's Photo Show aims to showcase the photography of local kids
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author Neal Gillen talks about life in Queens
Neal Gillen’s seven novels have all in some way or another, featured Queens. Whether as a setting, or a place that a character goes to hide out, the author, who now lives in Maryland, returns to hi...
Jan 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cute and prepared to weather any storm
Tips to keep your winter shoes in top condition
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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The King's Speech delivers on que
With the decline in the average person’s attention span and the advent of special effects that can show people not only dodging bullets but sweat flying off their forehead as they do it, its unusua...
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz up your new year resolutions
Learn with the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters in panels, workshops and classes.
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New year, new wardrobe
Any fashion trend that you see this spring will have the same common thread: Color. Any fashion publication, celebrity news report or stylist will tell you that ‘brights are in and drab is out’. Is...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beat the Winter Blues
Shorter days, colder temperatures and more time stuck inside can color anyone’s winter a little blue. Whether you’re feeling sluggish, irritable, noticing a change in appetite, or even just feeling...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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A woman looks at the Google Play purchase page for the Sony film "The Interview," in Washington, DC on December 24, 2014Raunchy comedy "The Interview" -- a movie about a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un which has enraged Pyongyang -- opened in US theaters Thursday, a move its star attributed to public pressure. Its future had been in doubt after entertainment giant Sony said it was canceling the release following an embarrassing cyber attack on its corporate network and threats against moviegoers. Star Seth Rogen and co-director Evan Goldberg made a surprise appearance at one of the first showings in Los Angeles just after midnight, when they thanked moviegoers and theaters for pushing to get the film out. "We thought this might not happen at all," Rogen told a cheering crowd, according to a video posted on YouTube.


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(Reuters) - Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The arrests bring to six the number of those detained for threats against the New York Police Department since officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot on Saturday by a gunman seeking revenge for unarmed black men killed by police. ...
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Friends and relatives of Mu'ath Safi al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group, gather in the town of Aey near Al Karak in southern Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Islamic State militants captured the Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while conducting airstrikes Wednesday, the first foreign military member to fall into the extremists' hands since an international coalition launched its bombing campaign against the group months ago. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.


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