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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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 | 236 236 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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The Warrior's Way not worth the trip
I can’t say that “The Warrior’s Way” is the worst movie of all time, but that is simply because I haven’t seen every movie ever made. I can honestly say that some of the movies my friends made in m...
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Teat yourself with this year's best music
From Hendrix to Stuart, get your music fix with these album collections.
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Stretch Out Your Summer Clothes
DIY stylish looks to last you into winter
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Jazz Up Your Holiday Stocking
Podcasts, free listening parties and more
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The Thrifty Trend Report
Get the latest fashion looks for less
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You're never too cool for Harry Potter
Film Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Dec 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion for Your Figure
Do you spend a lot of time shopping for clothes that you hardly ever wear? If so, you're not alone. Most women spend an average of three years of their lives shopping, according to a recent survey ...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memory, Metaphor and Imagination: Northern Ireland resurrected in art and peace
On Thursday, November 18, in the President's Conference Room at Queens College, Dr. Paul Arthur, a Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster and a Peace Scholar at the Joan B. Kroc School o...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Humans on a crash course with reality
Movie Review: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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WOO-ed into your heart for youth
Design expo helps non-profit raise funds
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Execution of this film was derailed
Movie Review: Unstoppable (2010)
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Upcoming can't-miss jazz events
If ‘enough jazz’ is a little more than you ever really get, get ready because your jazz groove is about to be swung out this weekend. “Jazz at First Sight: The Art of David Stone Martin” is a free ...
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'Bro-mance' at its hilarious best
Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis are two of the funniest actors around these days. The comic duo hit the screens last week in their new comedy “Due Date,” which plays on these two men’s str...
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The BQE Design Expo is here!
One day only - Nov. 13th
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Not a bad follow-up album at all
This week I was trying to decide between two different musical albums to review. Knowing absolutely nothing about either band, I first picked the one that had a cooler looking album cover. I can’t ...
Nov 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
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U.S. MarinesWASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces.


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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2006 file photo, Tom Rider, a former circus elephant trainer, shows a bullhook that is used by elephant trainers to members of Nebraska's Judiciary Committee in Loncoln, in support of a bill that would ban the use of the devices Nebraska. The Oakland, Calif., City Council earlier this week unanimously approved an ordinance outlawing bullhooks, an instrument resembling a fireplace poker with a sharp hook on one end that is used by trainers to control the animals. Oakland is now the second city in California, after Los Angeles, to ban the use of a bullhooks. Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, says the ban takes effect in 2017. The Oakland Zoo and animal rights activists supported the ordinance. Payne says Ringling Bros. might work with the incoming City Council to reconsider the ban. The circus will stop performing in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.


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