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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 175 175 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 | 198 198 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 | 187 187 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 | 193 193 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 | 29 29 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 | 242 242 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 | 318 318 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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Fed ruling on Tobacco Warehouse won't end dispute
Opponents vow to push on with lawsuit
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Art group's Ft. Greene future uncertain
Grant in hand, 651 Arts starts hunt for new home
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Old-school Brooklyn love fest
Longtime couples renew vows on Valentine’s Day
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LICH back from the brink
State promises grants to save hospital
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With MTA BusTime, no more waiting in the dark
A pilot program will alert passengers of the location of their bus
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Markowitz touts business in State of Borough
If it wasn't a stately entrance, exactly, it certainly made the point. Borough President Marty Markowitz rode a bicycle into a packed auditorium at Sunset Park High School to open his annual State ...
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Feds intervene in Tobacco Warehouse lawsuits
Critics vying to block city from redeveloping historic site
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EPA: Gowanus Canal one of dirtiest waterways in nation
Official investigation finds widespread contamination
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Stronger together, through good legislation
Jeffries sees hope, touts record, in State of the District address
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Lander report appraises first year in office
Lawmaker gives himself 'B+' grade for 2010
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Prospect Heights parents rally to stop phase-outs
Chants of “Whose schools? Our schools. Whose children? Our children,” reverberated through the small basement of the Duryea Presbyterian Church at 362 Stering Avenue in Prospect Heights last Saturd...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black History Month kicks off with BAM film festival
A celebration of Black History Month is underway in Fort Greene, where the New Voices in Black Cinema festival at BAM Rose Cinemas showcases a selection of independent films as varied as the Africa...
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City slammed at blizzard hearing
Elected officials and Brooklyn residents took turns blasting the city for its response to last month's blizzard at a Borough Hall hearing. It was filled with tense moments, but provided few real an...
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US supermaxi yacht Comanche leads the Sydney to Hobart race just after the start from Sydney harbour, on December 26, 2014Newcomer Comanche was off to a blinding start in Australia's 70th Sydney to Hobart yacht race Friday, blitzing all rivals including seven-times line honours winner Wild Oats XI in Sydney Harbour. The 100-foot Comanche was ahead of Wild Oats, also a supermaxi, to the first mark as 117 yachts set off on the 628 nautical mile endurance race down Australia's east coast in scorching summer conditions. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House as a backdrop and thousands of spectators on boats and harbourside vantage points, the yachts enjoyed a 15 to 18 knot southeasterly breeze which helped them off in what is thought to be a record start. They have now turned south towards Hobart into a stiff southerly which is testing boats and sailors with uncomfortable seas, with four yachts retiring so far -- including one with hull damage and another with a damaged rudder.


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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo after taking office for a third term as prime minister. Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job-creating programs, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession. Officials said Friday, Dec. 26 that details of the plan would be approved by the Cabinet on Saturday as it wraps wrap up work for 2014. The plan reportedly includes 420 billion yen ($3.5 billion) in help for stagnant regional economies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job-creating programs, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.


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Acehnese women pray in an abandoned house damaged by the Indian Ocean tsunami and turned into a monument, during a prayer commemorating the 10th anniversary of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. The devastating 2004 tsunami struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim, killing 230,000 people, most of them in Aceh. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.


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