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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 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 | 34 34 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 | 84 84 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 126 126 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 | 134 134 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 | 24 24 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 | 181 181 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 | 255 255 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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Film review: Inception (2010)
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tribute to high fashion through the years
The Brooklyn Art Museum (located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn) showcased part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection this past month in the exhibition “American High Style: Fashioning a Na...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back to the basics: Short film values face-to-face interaction
Bayou Bennett, a professor of cinema at the New York Institute of Technology, adds the rule “no texting during class” on the syllabus she hands out to her students every semester. It seems unnecess...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real Ideas, Silly Characters
Cartoonist uses the absurd to tell his stories
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Latino Cultural Festival is BACK!
From 7/29 through 8/4
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This gives "Mama's Boy" a whole new meaning
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Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Savvy Sample Sale Shopping
Out of all the sales in life that will tempt us to indulge in guilty pleasures, nothing tempts us more than sample sales. A samples sales is a sale in which select merchandise from a company is sol...
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion common sense to save you a few cents
Most garments today are manufactured overseas to keep production costs down. The cheaper the labor costs for production, the cheaper the price will be for the consumer. Most savvy shoppers know tha...
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie Review: City Island
Another good film ruined by a bad cast.
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dress for a White Hot Summer
With only 50 or so calendar days left to wear white, the pressure is on to wear all of our summer threads before the arrival of the dreaded doomsday when our summer wardrobes become obsolete. After...
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jean Class 101: Find denim that flatters YOU!
In the fashion universe, the first day of fall is considered July 5th. What does this mean for you? End-of-summer sales and fall, fall fall! Since it’s fall in the world of fashion, what time bette...
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Leaving My Legacy
Bassist takes center stage
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Calling all girls under 5'7!
Short Stack Modeling Agency
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Carmine's II: Continuing the legacy with another location in Williamsburg
In this day and age, customers craving Italian can still expect a taste of the old world. Carmine’s II opened last month in Williamsburg, just six blocks from the original Carmine’s Pizzeria & Rest...
Jun 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion for a Cause
Finds you can feel good about
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Palestinian girl, hoping to cross into Egypt with her mother, is pictured through a fence as she waits at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza StripBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, and the outside world that does not border Israel, which blockades the strip and allows passage mainly on humanitarian grounds. ...


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Jewish children watch their father light candles during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The Jewish festival of light is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian border official says Egypt has opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip for the first time in two months, offering temporary relief to Palestinians seeking to leave the coastal enclave.


2014-12-21 06:51:30 -0500

ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.


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