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This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 275 275 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 348 348 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 348 348 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 804 804 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 320 320 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...
Wage and Hours Cases Setting Precedents for Tipped Employees
May 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 495 495 recommendations | email to a friend
  Restaurant owners are subject to numerous regulations they must comply with and as various cases are litigated, rulings establish new precedents that can change how the industry does business. Ma...

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The Culture Spot: The Secret Is Out
LIC’s The Secret Theatre Thinks Outside The Little Black Box
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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East meets West
Film explores Christianity in India
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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A change of scene at Queens Theatre
In the past, New York City's art scene has flourished almost exclusively in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but it seems that's about to change with the recent opening of 109 Square, Queens Theatre in the ...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beer Here! (And Here, And Here, And Here…)
RED STAR BAR Launches 1st GREENPOINT BEER FESTIVAL
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sound of Success
Jazz musician Najee reflects on his career
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where are the Jews?
A Jewish-American Explores the Lack of a Jewish-European Identity
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasabassco Burlesque still going strong after five years
Rumors of the demise of burlesque have been greatly exaggerated.
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Its road trip time for an American Moses
Huckleberry Finn didn’t invent lighting out for the territories, he just popularized the concept. Since Twain’s masterpiece, go-for-broke journeys of self-discovery (usually westward) have become a...
Nov 04, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: 303 Grand
Williamsburg’s pop-up perfection At 303Grand, an ever-changing scene
Nov 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Film Review: The Promise of New York
Bloomberg and Thompson may be getting all of the limelight in this year’s Mayoral race, but for disaffected New Yorkers, a new film shows that there is always a little guy. “The Promise of New York...
Oct 28, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Place’ To Be: ‘BOB’S PLACE’ in Floral Park
As the weather gets inevitably colder and colder, we tend to seek heartier and heartier food to warm us up and keep us cozy. Can’t think of a more inviting place to do so than at BOB’S PLACE.
Oct 27, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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New O’Neill’s Chef Already Aging Well
Folks, there’s something going on in the basement of O’NEILL’S you really should know about, and we’re here to tell you about it! In an effort to continue to provide their loyal patrons with the ul...
Oct 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed Martial Arts Hits Queens
Sport growing in popularity
Oct 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Restaurant Week Preview: Deluge
Classy Flushing restaurant delivers
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Symphony announces plans for upcoming season
57th season begins this fall
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FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks during an NBA summer league basketball in Las Vegas. Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days, a person familiar with the negotiations says. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, a contract that prevents him from being traded for 30 days.


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By Charlie Zhu and David Lague HONG KONG (Reuters) - Throughout his career at China's biggest oil producer, Jiang Jiemin was careful to put politics before business, say colleagues who worked closely with the purged executive. In strongly supporting government energy strategy, often at the expense of profitability, the former chief of China National Petroleum Company was a vocal proponent of what he called national and social responsibility for state-owned enterprises, according to his speeches and public statements. Jiang's former colleagues say the Shandong University-trained economist is a sharply different personality than some of the rough and tumble engineers and geologists at the top of CNPC. "More of a politician than an oil man." His polish set him apart from colleagues like current CNPC boss Zhou Jiping, a garrulous engineer widely known and liked in the global oil industry.
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2014, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Walsh speaks to reporters in Helena, Mont. The Democrat's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4.(AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Walsh is learning that running for a highly competitive Senate seat brings intense scrutiny of almost everything he ever wrote or said publicly.


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