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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 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 | 222 222 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 | 229 229 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 | 480 480 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 | 512 512 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 | 546 546 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 | 519 519 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...

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Maspeth's New Sound Studio keeps the hits coming
What makes a hit song? While great lyrics are important for a chart-topping ditty, they’re not the only thing that needs to enter to mix. The instruments, voice, and production are all important fa...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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They came, they sawed, they conquered!
The 7th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival attracted 55 musical saw players to Astoria on Saturday, July 18. Of those, 53 played together, attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a bazaar at Bizaare Ave Cafe
Everything is for sale at new Astoria eatery
Jul 28, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touristy Fulton Ferry becoming food haven for locals, too
New restaurants geared to locals challenge Grimaldi's
Jul 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pizza & Beer & Video Games - Oh My
Williamsburg is stepping it up with these bars you must see to believe. The Lazy Catfish is on Lorimer Street. Cool name, huh? When we asked the owner how he picked the name, he answered "Well, I l...
Jul 14, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corner in Hollis to be renamed "Run DMC JMJ Way"
Council approved a measure to rename the corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue after the famous hip-hop group Run DMC. The corner will soon be called "Run DMC JMJ Way" to honor the group, whose ...
Jul 07, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloggers School teaches people to connect
Workshop simplifies the world of social media
Jul 01, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharpen your job-hunting skills
Tips to employment in tough times
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloggers School and BQE Media partner up
Social media workshop planned for June 25
Jun 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buy a hammer and pick up some artwork
Hardware store continues commitment to local artists
Jun 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google/Guggenheim team up
On June 8, the birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum and Google announced the launch of Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, everyone is enco...
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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A battle of the beer gardens
New Astoria joint challenges Bohemian supremacy
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Govs Isle opens for the season
Governors Island opened to the public this past weekend for another fun-filled summer on this New York Harbor jewel that is a mere 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. Thousands flocked to the island, w...
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Brooklyn Book Festival returns for a fourth year
Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined members of the Brooklyn Literary Council, top authors, publishing industry leaders, editors, and literary insiders to announce some of t...
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Chez Bushwick wins Rockefeller Foundation grant
Organization honored for community development work
May 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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SEATTLE (AP) — A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.
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A visitor takes a photo with a tablet in front of a Hewlett-Packard (HP) stand at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue, as it works through an internal overhaul aimed at cutting costs and re-orienting the sprawling computing company. HP recorded sales of $27.6 billion in its fiscal third quarter, ended July, up 1 percent from $27.2 billion a year earlier. Wall Street analysts, on average, had forecast a drop in revenue to $27.01 billion. (Reporting by Edwin Chan)


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FILE - This undated file still image from video released April 7, 2011, by GlobalPost, shows James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. (AP Photo/GlobalPost, File)President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.


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