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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 | 80 80 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...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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People flock to Grand Avenue for street fair
Event a chance to meet neighbors, local organizations
Sep 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big grins at 'Smile on Maspeth Day'
The Maspeth community came out in droves to celebrate Smile on Maspeth Day, a celebration of families in the community. All the rides, games, shows, food and refreshments were free thanks to Maspet...
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catch Nostalgia at the Maspeth Street Fair
Take a trip down memory lane with Maspeth-based cover band Nostalgia, which for decades has paid tribute to classic number one hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Though they’ve been entertaining f...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth businesses gets tips on reducing energy costs
Last Tuesday, men and women filled the chapel of the U.S. Columbarium in Maspeth for an event that was anything but somber. The historic building was the site of a free workshop on energy saving in...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citizen’s Bank opens at Maspeth Stop & Shop
Stop & Shop in Maspeth was bursting at the seams Saturday afternoon at the official grand opening of Citizen’s Bank, which has a history of opening locations within the supermarket chain, and now M...
Sep 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The annual push for a park at St. Saviour's
For one day each year, plan is front and center
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans remember those whose fate remains unknown
“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” This slogan was echoed by candlelight last Friday evening by members of the 32nd chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, during a ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/13/2010 - 09/19/2010
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The Day After in Middle Village
Photos of the damage on Friday afternoon
Sep 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols call on Feds to declare Queens a disaster area
In the wake of a violent tornado that tore through New York City Thursday evening, leaving thousands of New Yorkers with severe property damage and without electricity, elected officials gathered i...
Sep 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pennsylvania woman killed in storm
A Pennsylvania woman who pulled over on the Grand Central Parkway during Thursday evenings powerful storms was killed when a tree fell on her car. Aline Levakis, 30, was on the Grand Central Parkwa...
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tornado Hits Queens and Brooklyn
Traffic Snarled, Airport Delays, LIRR Stops
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 memorial in Juniper Park somber, yet hopeful
Local residents gathered in Juniper Valley Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The feeling in the air was one of sadness and great respect for those who gave their lives on t...
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Nine years after the tragedy
Maspeth remembers firefighters, residents who died on 9/11
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/06/2010 - 09/12/2010
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Members of "The Cuban Five," from left, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez wave to members of the National Assembly at the end of the twice-annual legislative session in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Guerrero, Labanino, and Hernandez flew back to their homeland on Wednesday in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries. Fernando and Rene had been previously released by the U.S. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won't change the communist system he leads.


2014-12-20 13:46:10 -0500

Madonna she decided to put out her new songs immediately after in-studio versions of her tracks dripped onto the InternetThe six tracks show Madonna going further in a hip-hop direction and include a collaboration with leading female rapper Nicki Minaj. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift," Madonna said in a statement. Madonna earlier took a more livid tone on social media. Madonna deleted the message but in a series of further postings -- including one accompanied by a scantily clad photo of herself off the Internet that she said had not intended to release -- she asked for leads to figure out how her demos got out.


2014-12-20 13:44:06 -0500

This NASA photo obtained December 20, 2014, shows ISS Commander Butch Wilmore holding up a ratchet after removing it from a print trayThere may be no corner hardware store at the International Space Station, but that doesn't mean the astronauts can't get what they need. In a first, the space station crew was able to craft a new tool in space, using their specially designed Zero-G 3D printer and a design emailed from the ground. The tool, a ratchet, was designed by Made in Space, the California company that created the 3D printer on board the orbiting space lab. The 3D printer has been used on the space station before, but only for designs that were tested and loaded before it left Earth.


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