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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 316 316 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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2nd Annual Queens Fashion Week tears up the runway again
This past week, Queens Fashion Week launched three days of fabulous, fashionable events. On Thursday QFW kicked into high gear with a ‘meet the designers' press event. All models and designers met ...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Uvarara, everybody is treated like family
Uvarara Vineria & Ristoro brings the charm of Italy to Queens. The restaurant regularly hosts wine tastings paired with five courses of soul-satisfying Italian food, each expertly paired with the p...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Affleck, either act or direct
Movie review: The Town (2010)
Sep 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocking Out Like Families Do
'The Relatives' develop a big sound
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion's Night Out in Brooklyn and Queens
Fashion’s Night Out, the newest holiday on the calendar, took place on September 10th. It has gotten so huge that fashion and beauty companies all over the globe take part. This past Friday night p...
Sep 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Machete' could've used some slicing
Film review: Machete (2010)
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be a R.E.A.L. Girl with the Girl Scouts of America
Justine Magazine, a positive self-image, fashion and everyday life ‘real girl’ magazine for teens ages 13 to 19, recently sponsored a national contest exclusively for Girl Scouts. On September 3 th...
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Returns to the Runway
Queens Fashion Week is back!
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Takers' rips stuff from other movies!
“Takers” seems to have at least a little internal awareness of the fact that the script is lifted from another movie. In one scene, Ghost, played by rapper T.I., basically says, “Yo dudes, I got an...
Sep 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just another flat romantic comedy
Film review: The Switch (2010)
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo and Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘20’s are back in full swing!
The Roaring Twenties were brought back to life this past weekend at Governor’s Island. The bi-annual Jazz-Age Lawn Party was the place to step back into history for the end-of-summer blowout. With ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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77 Boa Drum Screening Tonight!
If you missed the amazing performance of 77 Boa Drum on 7/7/2007 on the Brooklyn waterfront, be sure to check out the screening of the documentary that captured all of the craziness tonight at: Ind...
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo, Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Other Guys - See another movie
Film review: The Other Guys
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The devastated district of Banda Aceh on Indonesia's Sumatra island in the aftermath of the massive December 26, 2004 tsunami and the same location photographed on December 1, 2014 showing new houses and a rebuilt community03:21 GMT - Aid Helped Ties - Former Australian prime minister John Howard has told the Australian newspaper that Canberra's unprecedented aid to Indonesia after the devastating 2004 tsunami "brought our two countries closer together". "We allocated Aus$1 billion (US$810 million) for the aid package for Indonesia. 03:16 GMT - A day after the tsunami in 2004, residents in Banda Aceh carry the body of a dead relative across the rubble of their village. The vast majority, some 170,000 of the 220,000, deaths resulting from the earthquake and tsunami were in Indonesia.


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A group of children and adults wave as the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama and the first family from their rental home for a beach visit passes by Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, in Kailua, Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11.


2014-12-25 22:25:27 -0500

A karaoke store employee dressed as a reindeer tries to attract potential customers outside a Japanese style pub in TokyoBy Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target. Factory output unexpectedly fell and real wages marked the steepest drop in five years, underscoring the fragility of the recovery and dealing a blow to premier Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies aimed at pulling the economy out of stagnation. ...


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