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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...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 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 | 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...

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After much anticipation, Emeline’s opens triumphantly in Bed-Stuy
Eighteen families come together to fund a restaurant
Jul 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bay Ridge sees the return of the B37 bus service
Community cheers connector to downtown Brooklyn
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CityShares will launch investment platform in Bed-Stuy
Investors can buy into the neighborhood for $100,000
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former teacher uses music to educate students
A long-time Bayside resident and former Brooklyn teacher has spent the last 25 years perfecting an emotional intelligence curriculum that he believes will not only help students with writing and sc...
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Settlement forces Atlantic Yards developers to build quickly
Not all are pleased with new guidelines and advisory board
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City Council calls for assistance with mortgage debt crisis
Propose eminent domain as solution for underwater mortgages
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Music fills Atlantic Ave to welcome summer
Capitalizing on the clear skies and welcome heat of the first official day of summer, the Atlantic Avenue BID teamed up with local businesses and Make Music New York to host an indoor and outdoor c...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New urgent care center set to open on Bay Parkway
Aims to fill void in health care after LICH closing
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Coney Island's 32nd Annual Mermaid Parade
Thousands stood hours in front of their mirrors painting on their makeup and dressing up, or often dressing down, in their finest deep sea-themed attire last Sat., June 21 for 32nd Annual Mermaid P...
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Montague BID discusses long-term strategic plan
Members honor memory of former board president
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Sea Crest reopens doors on 40th anniversary
Over 200 residents welcomed back to rehab center
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Students explore social justice through art
Lunch tables become an avenue for expression
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De Blasio announces tighter security for NYCHA
Progress sparked by tragic murder of child
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Senior home accused of mistreating residents during eviction
Supreme Court hears case on surprise 90-day eviction notice
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Brooklyn Pride celebrates with annual Twilight Parade
Politicians march to show support of LGBTQ community
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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand near burning vehicles during a suicide attack carried out by the Islamic State group in Kesarej village, south of ZumarBy Gulsen Solaker ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iraq, both worried by the advance of Islamic State, pledged on Thursday to work towards greater military cooperation in their fight against the ultra radical Sunni militants. Turkey is already training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq to help them battle Islamic State insurgents, who control territory in Iraq and Syria. Some major battles are being fought very close to Turkish borders, and Turkey has become a haven for thousands who fled the militants. ...


2014-12-25 13:24:43 -0500

Derek Karpel holds his ticket to a screening of "The Interview" at Cinema Village movie theater, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, in New York. The film's Christmas Day release was canceled by Sony after threats of violence by hackers linked to North Korea, but the release was reinstated in some independent theaters and through a variety of digital platforms. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.


2014-12-25 13:12:05 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a young Israeli girl and her father were wounded in the West Bank when a firebomb was thrown at their car on a road near Palestinian villages.
2014-12-25 13:08:19 -0500