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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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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Hip-hop history, for credit
Course on rhyming debuts at LIU Brooklyn
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freddy's Bar reopens Feb 4
Mark the calendar, beer-loving Bruce Ratner haters. Freddy's Bar is reopening February 4, less than one year after closing its Prospect Heights spot to make way for work on Ratner's Atlantic Yards ...
Jan 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repair work hits F, G trains with service changes
The next phase of work on the Culver Viaduct is underway, and with it come major disruptions to the F and G trains. Beginning January 10, this means no Manhattan-bound F train at Smith-Ninth street...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Developer sticks with contractor despite safety concerns
A development company owned by former basketball star Magic Johnson is sticking by its choice of a construction company with a history of buildings violations, despite a cry over safety concerns at...
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Vote approaches for Brooklyn Millenium
Screened Park Slope school planned for John Jay site
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols push for energy upgrade at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Shore power system would reduce ship pollution
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bravest break record for number of emergencies in FDNY history
New York City Firefighters are extinguishing their own record. For the first time in 145 years of the FDNY’s existence, firefighters have responded to more than 500,000 emergencies, all within the ...
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu rejects contract for 911 call center
In the wake of the CityTime scandal, City Comptroller John Liu Monday called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to immediately review the Emergency Communications Transformation Program (ECTP) as part of t...
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The Year in Review
Brooklyn’s top stories of 2010
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA Fare Hikes go into effect 12/30
Commuters can count on a raise for New Year – a fare raise, that is. Starting Decebmer 30, the much talked about and chided MTA fare hikes will go into effect. In early October, the MTA board held ...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn leads, Queens lags on new chain stores
You can call it a chain reaction. But according to an analysis conducted by the independent, Manhattan-based Center for an Urban Future, Brooklyn has seen the largest increase in the number of reta...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Hat' Couture: modern-day milliner
Brooklyn native Jonathan Martin creates hats that turn heads
Dec 21, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prospect Park starts work on $70M upgrade
Lakeside will add two skating rinks, landscaping
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traffic task force will take on Boerum Hill speeding
Group could push for 20-mph zone
Dec 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dry cleaning the organic way
Green Apple Cleaners, New York City’s first eco-friendly laundering service, provides customers with clean clothes, but also educates them on the carcinogenic solvents used at most traditional dry ...
Dec 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.


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NEW YORK (AP) — Colbert Nation will be leaderless after Thursday night.
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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday.
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