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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 | 81 81 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 | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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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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)
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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!
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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 ...
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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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Washington Avenue Rocks
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People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


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Mourners visit a memorial near the house where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in the northern Australian city of Cairns, December 20, 2014The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief. The 37-year-old, named in local media as Mersane Warria, was charged with eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children -- four girls and four boys aged between two to 14 -- were found in the northern city of Cairns on Friday morning. The murders have stunned Australia, still reeling from a dramatic siege in a central Sydney cafe this week, which left two hostages and a gunman dead, and prompted widespread shock and anger. "I would suspect it might be the most tragic event we have had to deal with," Cairns detective inspector Bruno Asnicar told reporters.


2014-12-21 01:14:51 -0500

Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man. If the killings do turn out to have been motivated by the death of Eric Garner, they could inflame tension over race and law enforcement that have dogged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, sparked protests around the country and drawn in President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder. ...


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