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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 25 25 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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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Art group's Ft. Greene future uncertain
Grant in hand, 651 Arts starts hunt for new home
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old-school Brooklyn love fest
Longtime couples renew vows on Valentine’s Day
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LICH back from the brink
State promises grants to save hospital
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With MTA BusTime, no more waiting in the dark
A pilot program will alert passengers of the location of their bus
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Markowitz touts business in State of Borough
If it wasn't a stately entrance, exactly, it certainly made the point. Borough President Marty Markowitz rode a bicycle into a packed auditorium at Sunset Park High School to open his annual State ...
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Feds intervene in Tobacco Warehouse lawsuits
Critics vying to block city from redeveloping historic site
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EPA: Gowanus Canal one of dirtiest waterways in nation
Official investigation finds widespread contamination
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Stronger together, through good legislation
Jeffries sees hope, touts record, in State of the District address
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Lander report appraises first year in office
Lawmaker gives himself 'B+' grade for 2010
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Prospect Heights parents rally to stop phase-outs
Chants of “Whose schools? Our schools. Whose children? Our children,” reverberated through the small basement of the Duryea Presbyterian Church at 362 Stering Avenue in Prospect Heights last Saturd...
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Black History Month kicks off with BAM film festival
A celebration of Black History Month is underway in Fort Greene, where the New Voices in Black Cinema festival at BAM Rose Cinemas showcases a selection of independent films as varied as the Africa...
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City slammed at blizzard hearing
Elected officials and Brooklyn residents took turns blasting the city for its response to last month's blizzard at a Borough Hall hearing. It was filled with tense moments, but provided few real an...
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Brooklyn Philharmonic appoints new artistic director
Alan Pierson takes over with an unconventional aim
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Prospect Park West safer with bike lane, city report shows
Crashes and speeding down while biking soars
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Service marks MLK Day in Brooklyn
City Year teams up with school to celebrate King's birthday
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible for the shutdown in one of the least-wired countries in the world.
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Cuba’s head of North American affairs, Josefina Vidal, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Cuba says it’s open to every one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.


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Police stand on the site where the driver of a van ploughed into a Christmas market, injuring at least 10 people, before stabbing himself, in Nantes on December 22, 2014A driver ploughed into a Christmas market in western France, injuring 10 people before stabbing himself, a day after a similar attack in another French city, as authorities played down fears of a terrorist motive. At least four people were badly hurt, one of whom was critical, after the latest incident in the city of Nantes, the third attack in three days by individuals against civilians or security forces in France, sparking fears of possible copycat action. On Sunday a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" drove into pedestrians on the streets of the eastern city of Dijon, injuring 13. He too had yelled "Allahu Akbar".


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