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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 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 | 70 70 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 | 121 121 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 | 194 194 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 | 219 219 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 | 207 207 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 | 212 212 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 | 31 31 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 | 260 260 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 | 336 336 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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Q&A with Brooklyn-based Butcher Knives
The makings of an eclectic punk band
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with singer-songwriter Nina Yasmineh
Whether through coincidence or fate, Nina Yasmineh recently received the inspiration she needed to record her latest Seven Years EP in her Bushwick apartment. Her subtle and often authoritative voc...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 261 261 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s Sharkmuffin releases a new Sandy-inspired EP
Q&A with lead singer Tarra Thiessen about the band
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC songwriter builds a solo career
Q&A with Ryan Hobler about his first solo album
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 270 270 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bella Lena’s brings a taste of Italy to the heart of Ridgewood
Behind the doors of Bella Lena’s is a warmly lit, old world atmosphere that is often lost when it comes to family dining. For the last year, this neighborhood Italian restaurant, located at 64-02 F...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn band brings back the grunge
Q&A with front man and guitarist Gavin Dunaway
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JFK Film Premiering in Forest Hills
Cinemart Cinemas and Theater Cafe, the homey movie theater at 106-03 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills, will host the premiere screening of the new film “JFK: A President Betrayed” from Nov. 22 to ...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 258 258 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carl Paolino takes his first stab at writing
Deathmatch puppeteer from Maspeth writes first graphic novel
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty Chairs releases their debut album
Q&A with the band and a look into Caveat Emptor
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building Pictures: from Ireland to Brooklyn
Q&A with lead singer and band founder John Gribbin
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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Climbing the progressive ladder of jazz
A Q&A with Carl Bartlett, Jr. about the saxophone and his personal inspiration
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Funk Exchange release a new album
Q&A with lead singer Serena Fortier about the nine-piece band
Oct 30, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 Napkin serves up a burger worthy of October
In the spirit of October, 5 Napkin Burger has unveiled their “Oktoberfest” burger featuring a beef knockwurst patty, muenster cheese, black label bacon and mustard onions on a pretzel roll. The pat...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest performance On Stage at Kingsborough
Dale Wasserman’s rendition of Ken Kesey’s 1962 psychiatric thriller novel,” One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” is getting a unique look at On Stage at Kingsborough next week, on October 26 at 8 p.m....
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Singer/Songwriter Eliza Moore makes a stop in NYC
Eliza Moore calls Canada her home, but whenever she tours, she says there is really no other place to perform like New York City. While touring on her new EP Everything to Me, Moore has made stops ...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
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An NYPD logo is pictured on a wall above a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of police and other mourners filled a New York City church and surrounding streets for the funeral on Saturday of one of two police officers ambushed by a gunman who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police. Singled out for their uniforms, the deaths of Rafael Ramos and his partner Wenjian Liu have become a rallying point for police and their supporters around the country, beleaguered by months of street rallies by protesters who say police practices are marked by racism. ...


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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 1983 file photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope John Paul II, left, meets Mehmet Ali Agca, in Agca's prison cell in Rome. The Vatican says the Turk who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said the surprise visit Saturday by Mehmet Ali Agca lasted a few minutes. As with other flowers left by visitors to the tomb, the white blossoms were later removed by basilica workers. John Paul visited the incarcerated Agca in 1983 and later intervened with Italian authorities to gain Agca's release in 2000 from the Italian prison where he was serving a life sentence for the assassination attempt in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, File)VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.


2014-12-27 11:10:28 -0500

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. The botched April execution of an Oklahoma inmate and other troubling ones in Ohio and Arizona this year gave capital punishment opponents a flicker of hope that the most pro-death penalty parts of the country might have a change of heart. They didn’t. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."


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