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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 | 120 120 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 | 142 142 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 | 130 130 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 | 138 138 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 | 186 186 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 | 259 259 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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On Stage at Kingsborough presents GOTTA DANCE!
A backstage look at Broadway dance debuts in Brooklyn
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn t-shirt company puts spin on traditional athletic gear
Whiptail Athletic creates clothing for the easy-going athlete
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Brooklyn Museum hosts second American Fine Craft Show
Exhibition will feature work from 11 Brooklyn artists
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DA charges 32 with drug trafficking and murder in Bed-Stuy
12 members of Gates Avenue Mafia in custody
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Court reveals owner sold assisted living building
Buyer offered $7.5 million bonus for eviction of elderly
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New housing development puts focus on veterans
Hybrid model combines affordable & supportive housing
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FEMA gives $1.6 billion to city hospitals for Sandy repairs
Coney Island Hospital will add new critical services building
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Politicians’ surprise visit reveals improvements at Rikers Island
Solitary confinement facility remains an area of concern for pols
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Brooklyn starts pilot program for heat monitoring app
Tenants no longer have to fear landlords turning off heat
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn moms create drink to help pregnant women stay healthy
Bump Water provides essential nutrients for fetal development
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Tough fight leads to better pay for Maramont employees
Underpaid, uninsured workers get new contract
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Two years after Sandy, Coney Island still rebuilding
Elected officials help put finishing touches on one home
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Elected officials appalled at DOH, Cuomo for neglect at elderly residence
Park Slope residents paint picture of “scary and demoralizing” conditions
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Brooklyn voters, mostly, stick with the Democrats
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Green-Wood grant to aid future preservation efforts
With over 6,300 pieces of history in its possession, the Green-Wood Historic Fund takes on a pretty big task when it says it wants to catalog its entire collection. But thanks to a $42,000 grant fr...
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U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali poses at the World Economic Forum in Davos(Reuters) - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday. Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team of doctors and remains in stable condition, spokesman Bob Gunnell said. "Because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," Gunnell said in a statement. He declined to give any further details of the boxer's condition and said Ali's family was asking for privacy. ...


2014-12-21 09:13:11 -0500

FILE - A Wednesday Dec. 21, 2005 photo from files showing pop star Elton John, right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, after they had a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, England. Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time this weekend, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that the ceremony will be private. Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.


2014-12-21 09:11:07 -0500

A sign marks a closed-off area at Camp Justice the location of the U.S. Military Commissions court for war crimes, at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay CubaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home. Obama promised to shut the internationally condemned prison when he took office nearly six years ago, saying it was damaging America's image around the world. But he has been unable to do so, partly because of obstacles posed by the U.S. Congress. ...


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