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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 | 81 81 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 | 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 | 178 178 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 | 252 252 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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BEST OF THE BEST "2010"
In honor of the momentous occasion that looms before us – the start of a new decade! – here at “BEST OF THE BEST” we figured the best way to usher in 2010 would be with 20 “10’s”, that is, a list o...
Dec 30, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 1102 1102 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Isn't it?
Dec 09, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 1085 1085 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO THROW YOUR PARTY
Holidays just around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s holiday party time!
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1122 1122 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS FOR US TO BE THANKFUL FOR
This is the perfect time for us to take stock of what’s good, what’s going well, what’s important.
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1096 1096 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO GRAB SOME BREAKFAST
Sure is weird having that early-morning daylight back again, isn’t it? Kind of makes you want to cram even more activity into your already-busy morning!
Nov 11, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 1086 1086 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A GAME
As you’ve no doubt noticed by now, every once in a while here at “BEST OF THE BEST,” we take a look-see around town so as to catch up on some terrific places to take in a sporting event or two. Wit...
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1067 1067 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR HALLOWEEN
One of the most lucrative holidays of the year (for local merchants, anyway), All Hallow’s Eve aka Halloween tends to be a nice little precursor to the more solemn holidays that follow...
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1065 1065 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST
If you’re a food enthusiast (and a beer enthusiast), then Oktoberfest is one of your favorite times of the year.
Oct 14, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 1080 1080 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS ABOUT SCHOOL
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST,” we took an informal poll as to what some of our citizenry feel are their favorite things about school.
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1080 1080 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A GAME
What can we say, we tend to watch a lot of sports here at "BEST OF THE BEST." Here's some of our favorite places to do so...
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1077 1077 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO FIND GREAT SERVICE
LABOR DAY’s just around the bend! And we figured the least we could do is to salute some of the hardest working, and most decent people we’ve encountered in our travels.
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1075 1075 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS WE FOUND WITHIN US IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11
As we stumbled about in a state of grace in the days following 9/11, amid all the horror, all the suffering, we discovered something Abraham Lincoln once called “the better angels of our nature.”
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1088 1088 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH THE SUNSET
As the sun now sets on our summer – and we’ve had some glorious ones lately – we figured we’d key you in on a couple of our favorite spots for embracing the twilight.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1068 1068 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO ENJOY A DRINK OUTDOORS
Now that those proverbial Dog Days are here, figured over the next couple of weeks we’d share with you some of our favorite watering holes.
Aug 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1091 1091 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A SUMMER FLICK
Most folks, when they think of summer movies, think of blockbuster action-flicks like “TRANSFORMERS” or sophomoric comedies like “BRUNO” or “THE HANGOVER.” Not us...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 282 282 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mourners visit a memorial near the house where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in the northern Australian city of Cairns, December 20, 2014The mother of all but one of eight children killed in the northern city of Cairns was charged with their murder on Sunday, Australian police said. The 37-year-old, who has not been named and remains under guard in a hospital bed, was charged with eight counts of murder after the children's bodies were found Friday morning. She appeared before a magistrate at the Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland police said in a statement. Officers have not revealed the cause of death of the children -- four girls and four boys aged between two to 14 -- but said they were looking into various scenarios, including suffocation.


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Emergency services workers cover off the perimeter fence of a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.


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A gunman shot dead two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. "Today, two of New York's finest were shot and killed with no warning, no provocation," said an emotional New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. The two officers, one a newlywed, were shot in the head through the window of their vehicle in broad daylight in Brooklyn in an attack that left America's biggest city reeling just days before Christmas. Police named the shooter as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who shot and seriously wounded his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore early Saturday before driving to Brooklyn to murder the two officers.
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