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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 | 80 80 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 | 23 23 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Sep 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton Hill residents, DOT clash over pedestrian plaza
DOT wants Putnam Plaza permanent, locals want it gone
Sep 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say a wealthy businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released.
2014-12-20 07:47:43 -0500

In this November 2014 photo, employee Jen Sans points a customer in the right direction at a Target store, in South Portland, Maine. The National Retail Federation found in a survey that only 9 percent of shoppers finished their shopping by the start of December this year and nearly 15 percent hadn’t even started. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.


2014-12-20 07:36:55 -0500
BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish official and an activist group say Kurdish fighters have advanced in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group.
2014-12-20 07:31:55 -0500