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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Before you blow your leaves, consider this:  Ø  Gas lawn blowers are linked to cancer and might eventually be outlawed. They operate at a speed that is similar to hurricane winds, and stir up pesti...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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...

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High-tech info center slated for library
Funded by largest private gift in BPL history
Jun 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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A lofty addition to hotel row
Aloft Brooklyn opens on Duffield
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Popular tire shop reopens
Ft. Greene store's future uncertain
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Jeffries touts Yards oversight bill
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is drumming up support for a bill to bring community oversight to Atlantic Yards, the massive Prospect Heights site where developer Bruce Ratner is building the Barclays...
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Navy Yard rooftop farm among five projects to reduce CSOs
Boro grant winners tasked with managing stormwater
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DUMBO Wi-Fi system launched
Becomes first neighborhood with free Internet
Jun 07, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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City rejects copter ban
Don’t expect a tourist helicopter ban anytime soon, if at all. The Bloomberg Administration flatly rejected Brooklyn residents’ pleas to ban tourist helicopters from using the Downtown Manhattan He...
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Support grows for Brooklyn’s first Whole Foods
CB6 committee approves plan
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Tree of ‘Hope’
Reichbach honored at Borough Hall
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols vow all-out campaign to block closings
The fight against fire company closings continues. Officials, union leaders and residents gathered at Engine 205 on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights - which is one of the firehouses on the choppi...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Design teams dream up ‘Downtown Brooklyn Commons’
New play space would link 21 acres
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Boerum Hill rezone on fast track
It's smooth sailing for the Boerum Hill rezone. A proposal to protect the swanky residential enclave from overdevelopment was met with a favorable response from Borough President Marty Markowitz, t...
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Pain from fire cuts would be felt across borough
Brooklyn slated to lose eight fire companies
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Pols call for tourist helicopter ban
Tourist fly-bys over Brooklyn could get grounded if officials have their way. A group led by State Senator Daniel Squadron rallied at Brooklyn Bridge Park for a complete ban on tourist helicopter f...
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Fight over MetroTech BID could wind up in court
Biz opposed to takeover say vote was flawed
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2009 photo, a bottle of Havana Club rum, center, sits on a shelf for sale at Pantry II Liquors in Miami. U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the potential for making Cuba Libres with Cuban rum, now that Americans visiting the Caribbean island will be allowed to bring home rum distilled there for the first time since the embargo took effect 55 years ago. Meanwhile, industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from the island by the 1959 Castro revolution, says it’s waiting to see what the impacts of thawing U.S.-Cuba relations will be. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.


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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City plans to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial next month, people familiar with plea negotiations said Monday.
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British singer Joe Cocker performs on stage during the "Fire it up tour" concert, on April 6, 2013 in Nice, southeastern FranceLegendary singer Joe Cocker, whose intense, gritty voice won him wide acclaim that spanned both rock and blues, has died at age 70, his agent said. Cocker, who started off playing to small audiences in pubs in his native England, gained fame when he jolted the 1969 Woodstock festival with his high-powered version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends" -- one of rock's most successful covers. Cocker -- who on stage would flail his arms so wildly that uninitiated crowds wondered if he had neurological problems -- said in a 1971 movie about him, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," that music served as his release and mused that he could have been a murderer if he had not been a singer. "He was without doubt the greatest rock/soul voice ever to come out of Britain," his agent, Barrie Marshall, said in a statement announcing his death on Sunday evening.


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