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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 25 25 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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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Residents get rowdy at CB9 meeting, fight upzoning proposal
District manager tells community members to “shut up”
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Habitat NYC breaks ground on Ocean Hill project
With the support of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and several other government agencies, Habitat for Humanity NYC broke ground on a new 15-unit apartment complex at 2...
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Brooklyn Bridge Park turns construction equipment into art
Photoville features over 60 photo exhibits in shipping containers
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Prospect Park Residence plaintiffs say DOH failed in helping elderly
Next hearing on Oct. 30 will attempt to delay possible evictions
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Brooklyn Book Festival enters its ninth year
Over 250 authors and thousands of book enthusiasts gathered in downtown Brooklyn for the ninth straight year for the culmination of the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. The festival is hosted by t...
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Brooklyn Public Library approves sale of Brooklyn Heights Branch
Local advocates announce investigation of BPL’s real estate practices
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Prospect Heights residents ask for compromise on new 18-story building
Locals want ESDC to maintain “neighborhood integrity”
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Non-profits battle low turnout of local volunteers
Through combined efforts of several organizations, work continues
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Criminals targeting Muni Meters to steal credit card info
Pol proposes bill to hold DOT more accountable for security
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Cumbo announces $22 million to support the arts in Brooklyn
Beep says that New York will no longer ignore boro’s culture
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Clinton Hill residents, DOT clash over pedestrian plaza
DOT wants Putnam Plaza permanent, locals want it gone
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Madison Boys & Girls Club celebrates back to school
Youth group invites rapper Diggy Simmons for inspiration
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Century Tour teams up with Vision Zero for 25th Anniversary
More than 7,000 cyclists took to the streets for the 25th Annual NYC Century Tour on Sunday, many of whom were riding to raise money to fund the Mayor's Vision Zero initiative. The ride was hosted ...
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New York named most bike-friendly city in the U.S.
Magazine recognizes DOT efforts for cycle-safe streets
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Doe Fund helps beautify Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst
Businesses in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst will shine a little brighter, now that Councilman Vincent Gentile has announced extra street sweeping and waste basket pick-up, with some help from the Doe F...
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This file photo provided by the Milwaukee Police Department shows Christopher Manney who was fired from the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the shooting and killing of Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill man in a downtown park in April. Milwaukee city officials said they plan to speed up training so that all Milwaukee police officers will get training to deal with mentally ill people. Mayor Tom Barrett said about 400 officers and dispatchers have received the 40 hours of training to be certified under the Crisis Intervention Team program since 2006. But now they plan to get the 1,400 or so others trained by 2018. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Police Department, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday, while the U.S. attorney said hours later that there will be a federal investigation of the case.


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British singer Joe Cocker performs on stage during the "Fire it up tour" concert, on April 6, 2013 in Nice, southeastern FranceNew York (AFP) - Legendary singer Joe Cocker, whose intense, gritty voice won him wide acclaim that spanned both rock and blues, has died at age 70, his agent said Monday.


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A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Lesley Wroughton and Megha Rajagopalan WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn Research said the reason for the disruptions was not known but could range from technological glitches to a hacking attack. Several U.S. officials close to the investigations of the attack on Sony Pictures said the U.S. government was not involved in any cyber action against Pyongyang. U.S. ...


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