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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 92 92 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 | 116 116 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 | 103 103 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 | 111 111 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 | 22 22 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 | 155 155 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 | 231 231 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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Liu holds fundraiser in Brooklyn
Brooklynites held a fundraiser for Comptroller John C. Liu on Wednesday, July 6 on a rooftop overlooking the lower Manhattan skyline. Liu, who recently championed in the CItyTime payroll scandal, s...
Jul 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nabe reflects on Brooklyn boy's murder
Community reacts with sadness, memorial
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Markowitz tells Brooklyn to shed a few pounds
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz encouraged Brooklynites last week to exercise and eat healthy, not just for bikini season but for the remainder of their lives.Residents of the borough di...
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DOT aims to make Bridge Park entrance safer
The city wants to get rid of the cars and buses that overflow the streets near Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Department of Transportation (DOT) presented their latest street improvement plan on June 27...
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Five women attacked in Brooklyn
Fifth assault matches pattern after police make arrest
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Arts festival coming to DUMBO
To show its support for the artistic community in New York City, AT&T announced last week that it will co-sponsor the 2011 DUMBO Art Festival to be held under the Brooklyn Bridge from September 23-...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carousel to spin again in DUMBO park
In October 1984, Jane Walentas and her husband traveled to Ohio to save an antique carousel from being taken apart and sold off in pieces, and now its being rebuilt in DUMBO. The carousel was built...
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Gowanus residents plan green initiatives
Sustainability advocates host forum to discuss neighborhood cleanup
Jun 29, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fourth Avenue rezoning gets mixed reactions
Plans to commercialize Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn were praised and scrutinized by community members at a public hearing held by Board 6 last Wednesday. Jen Posner preresented a recommendation for th...
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Mos Def headlines 2011 Ft. Greene Festival
The biggest event of the year in Fort Greene featured more local music, food and stars than ever before and attracted thousands to Fort Greene Park on Saturday, June 25. Headlining for the Fort Gre...
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Group looks to jump start sustainability in Gowanus
Colorado-based organization hopes to make nabe a model
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Mermaid Parade returns to Coney Island
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg The always flamboyant Mermaid Parade took to the streets of Coney Island this past Saturday. Following the parade, Coney Island USA hosted the 9th Annual Mermaid Parade ...
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget woes for Brooklyn Bridge Park
Park forced to cover $1M tax shortfall
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Community re-energized over Atlantic Yards development
Opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project discussed a better vision for the site that so far is stuck with an arena for the New Jersey Nets, a surface parking lot, and plenty of uncertaint...
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High-tech info center slated for library
Funded by largest private gift in BPL history
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Debbie Lin, right, of Windermere Real Estate, speaks Manderin as she shows a home for sale to Amy Hsu, left, a real estate broker who was looking at homes on behalf of a client from China, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash., as fellow broker Josh Avery, center, walks behind them. Seattle-area real estate agents are taking note of growing connections linking China and Washington state, which ranks second to California in real estate sales to Chinese buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.


2014-12-19 02:08:16 -0500
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to treat him, the government's chief medical officer said. Victor Willoughby was diagnosed with Ebola last week after he treated a man with organ-related problems. The patient, a senior banker, was later diagnosed with Ebola and has since died. The drug, ZMab, was transported in frozen form on a Brussels Airlines flight that arrived overnight. ...
2014-12-19 02:06:29 -0500
DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 28 people, including a Red Cross volunteer, have been killed in clashes between Muslim rebels and Christian militia in Central African Republic, a senior official with the humanitarian organisation said on Thursday. The fighting in Mbres began on Tuesday and displaced hundreds of people from the town. Mbres lies on the fault line between the country's Christian-dominated south and the northern regions controlled by Muslim Seleka rebels who briefly seized power last year. ...
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