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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 24 24 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 | 178 178 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 | 252 252 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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Cleaner air, cheaper heating costs
City launches eco-friendly initiative
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bike-in theater in Brooklyn
Outdoor drive-in theaters are a thing of the past. Now, outdoor spaces where audiences sit on the grass or on a rooftop, indulging in old black-and-white films are the norm – no car needed. But the...
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$5M bridge will connect Heights to park
Squibb Park span approved by city
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Spritzenhaus beer hall opens in Greenpoint
Nassau Ave bar features 100 taps, fireplace
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Roommates Wanted wants you!
Roommate-finder service connects the dots in Brooklyn and Queens
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Car-free parks bill won't target Prospect Park
A proposed car-free parks bill won't include Prospect Park after all. The legislation- introduced in March by Councilwoman Gail Brewer- aimed to ban cars from using the loop drives in Central Park ...
Apr 29, 2011 | 7 7 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hope Reichbach, City Council aide, dies at 22
Tragic death mourned by hundreds in Brooklyn Heights
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Scream Zone opens on Coney Island
Features first new roller coasters in 84 years
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Don’t be “Related” to Walmart: Protesters
Pol, community leaders rally to keep Walmart out of Brooklyn
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370 Jay Street ignored in MTA real estate plans: Markowitz
BP renews calls for action on DoBro building
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Good Friday in Carroll Gardens
Annual procession puts spotlight on changing neighborhood
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'Shore' thing
Ships at cruise terminal will use shore power
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An Earth Day celebration at an eco-friendly outpost
Fort Greene eco-eatery Habana Outpost rallied the green troops last weekend for an Earth Day expo. Brooklynites of all ages braved the gloomy weather April 16 for a taste of the Cuban-Mexican fusio...
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Tire shop can reopen, but faces steep fines
Owners vow to fight penalties in hearing
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Walcott crisscrosses city on campaign to win over parents
Dennis Walcott has not stopped moving since he was named as Cathie Black's replacement. The deputy mayor spent his first week as Schools Chancellor-designee crisscrossing the city. A man on a missi...
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Mourners visit a memorial near the house where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in the northern Australian city of Cairns, December 20, 2014The mother of all but one of eight children killed in the northern city of Cairns was charged with their murder on Sunday, Australian police said. The 37-year-old, who has not been named and remains under guard in a hospital bed, was charged with eight counts of murder after the children's bodies were found Friday morning. She appeared before a magistrate at the Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland police said in a statement. Officers have not revealed the cause of death of the children -- four girls and four boys aged between two to 14 -- but said they were looking into various scenarios, including suffocation.


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Emergency services workers cover off the perimeter fence of a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.


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A gunman shot dead two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. "Today, two of New York's finest were shot and killed with no warning, no provocation," said an emotional New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. The two officers, one a newlywed, were shot in the head through the window of their vehicle in broad daylight in Brooklyn in an attack that left America's biggest city reeling just days before Christmas. Police named the shooter as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who shot and seriously wounded his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore early Saturday before driving to Brooklyn to murder the two officers.
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