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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 159 159 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 | 235 235 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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A bit of Buenos Aires in the heart of Astoria
The Astoria Tango Club is a fix for those with a penchant for the passionate dance
Feb 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Straight out of Rosedale comes Clarence Bowen
The rapper may not "shank ya" but he'll "bank ya"
Feb 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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HDC chooses the 2012 "Six to Celebrate"
Recently, several local groups made up of community-minded New Yorkers, nominated six special neighborhoods - worthy of receiving a hefty dose of TLC The advocate for New York City’s historic neigh...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Park Slope, an evening of live storytelling
I Like You, Maude performances share true, personal stories on stage
Jan 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The best CD box sets of 2011: from jazz to trance
So you've wrapped up 2011. Perhaps you managed to avoid eating bad fruit cake or making a fool of yourself at holiday parties. Enjoy these sounds that never go out of style. Here, in no particular ...
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside Terraza Live Music 7 Train Cafe
Stirring up music, poetry and political expression in one space
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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International art meets New York City
The Jeffrey Leder gallery presents "International Painting NYC"
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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An "Enchanted Earth" awaits in Queens
Astoria photographer's work displayed at Queens Botanical Garden
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe tours: see the continent your way
(ARA Content - From the fragrant lavender fields of Provence to the Gothic spires of Prague's skyline, Europe is a treasure trove of sensory experiences. A lifetime of travel on the continent would...
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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New to motherhood? There's an app for that
A quick list of apps that will get you ready for that new chapter
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to hit the slopes on a budget this winter
(ARA) - Planning a ski trip starts with answering these three questions: What mountain should I ski/snowboard? Where should I stay while I'm there? And how much am I willing to spend on lift ticket...
Jan 04, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fair rendition of the classic , "Snow White"
As the holiday season slowly fades, families can still enjoy one show as winter temperatures finally move in -- Company XIV's return engagement of their family holiday smash-hit Snow White. Conceiv...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A roundup of New Year's events in Queens and Brooklyn
From parties to cruises & bridge walks, celebrate in style
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Fitness off your new year's resolution list
(ARA Content) - You've vowed to get fit with the start of each New Year. This year don't. Why not? First, because resolutions don't work. Second, because fitness isn't something you start, it's som...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pairing wine and art in Williamsburg for the holidays
“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” -- Benjamin Franklin Williamsburg’s ever-growing creative culture and lifestyle includes a local interest in ...
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by the new Padres general manager, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:


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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview."
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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on December 19, 2014 in WashingtonUS President Barack Obama on Friday warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang. Obama said the movie giant had "made a mistake" in canceling the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," a madcap romp about a CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Sony defended its decision, made after anonymous hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in threatening cinemas screening the film, prompting theater chains to say they would not risk showing it. An envoy for Pyongyang denied the secretive state was behind the hacking, which led to the release of a trove of embarrassing emails, scripts and other internal communications, including information about salaries and employee health records.


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