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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 262 262 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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Brooklyn cop killed in scuffle
Boerum Hill bust turns tragic
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pier 11 space to open for work boats
City announces comprehensive waterfront plan
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Bike lane foes face uphill climb
PPW bike lane opponents outnumbered, heckled at hearing
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Opponents sue to remove PPW bike lane
The Prospect Park West bike lane brouhaha is headed to court. Opponents of the controversial bike lane filed a lawsuit claiming the city manipulated safety statistics and worked behind the scene wi...
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Crown Heights cabbie returns $100K
Repaid with $1,000 reward
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Turning up the heat on icy landlords
HEAT Act imposes stricter fines for violations
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Dine In Brooklyn 2011
Special includes a three-course prix fixe meal: $20.11 for lunch, $25 for dinner (plus taxes, tips and drinks). Bay Ridge * Areo Restaurant -- Bay Ridge -- Italian * Tanoreen -- Bay Ridge -- Middle...
Mar 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn artists find an affordable home
For Brooklyn artist Monika Zerzeczna, finding time to develop her art - and the funds to pay for it - were not easy tasks. “I found myself working so many side jobs, just to afford a studio place,”...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nine alternatives to housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Report find funding options
Mar 01, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Duke Snider dies at 84
Duke Snider, the homerun-slugging centerfielder who led the Brooklyn Dodgers to their only World Series title in 1955, two years before the team was shipped off to Los Angeles, died February 27 in ...
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New traffic laws stoke fight over PPW bike lane
Opponents push for major changes, possible lawsuit
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The rent reform race is on
Campaign launched to renew expiring rent laws
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Fed ruling on Tobacco Warehouse won't end dispute
Opponents vow to push on with lawsuit
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Pols demand changes to 29 Flatbush Ave
Push for community benefits at 42-story tower
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Traffic task force wants safer streets
Boerum Hill group makes wish list for DOT
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By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton on Sunday to express his condolences for the Saturday killing of two New York police officers and to offer any needed assistance, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Obama's response followed an attack by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley who allegedly walked up to the two officers in a parked squad car in Brooklyn and shot them dead. Obama called Bratton while vacationing with his family in Kailua, Hawaii. (Editing by Eric Walsh)
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Marea Munro bows her head at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Just minutes before a wanted poster for Ismaaiyl Brinsley arrived in the NYPD's Real Time Crime Center, he ambushed two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers.


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Virginia guard Justin Anderson (1) canno hold onto a pass during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Harvard in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryan M. Kelly)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey is the X factor for No. 6 Virginia, and when the 7-footer is a big factor, the Cavaliers are dangerous.


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