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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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Q&A with vocalist and songwriter Kristin Hoffmann
New York native discusses her new album and her road to success
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artwork builds community ties
Thousands flock to the 17th Annual DUMBO Art Festival
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everybody Loves Richard
Q&A with Richard Romano about The Investigator and his search for the existence of Jesus Christ
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedy Legend Robert Klein Comes to Queens
The Queens Theatre is kicking off a comedy series, so it would stand to reason that their first comedian would be someone who loves it here - comedy legend Robert Klein. "If you love New York," Kle...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bushwick Hotel is more than just music
Local rock band discusses their art and making a name in the borough
Sep 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
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Songwriter starts a new band in Brooklyn
Baltimore native Mike McFadden discusses Animal Years
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn-based rocker Marco Argiro
New album touches on love, loss and the importance of family
Sep 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomer to the Brooklyn electronic music scene
A look into the life of producer & songwriter Robert Lux
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn blues band delivers their debut album
Q&A with rock duo about reforming as a two-piece
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
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Journey Within: An exhibition of paintings by Yulia Kozlyansky
Yulia Kozlyansky began her painting career at five years old when she picked up a paintbrush in Minsk, Belarus. Thirty years later, she’s an accomplished artist with more than ten exhibitions under...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Lives records a new single
Brooklyn-based band discusses philosophy on new music and industry
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC-based rap/rock group Pushmethod prepares for fall tour
Q&A with lead singer and rapper Tavis Eaton
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
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Von Shakes record new album with rock roots in mind
Q and A with members of the Irish rock and roll group about living in Brooklyn
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint-based Cold Blood Club heads to the studio
Q&A with front man Tom Stuart on the makings of a new rock group
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Alouette releases new album in Brooklyn
Q&A with gypsy jazz innovator about culture and music development
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 278 278 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

People queue for visas at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. After the surprise announcement of the restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the U.S., many Cubans expressed hope that it will mean greater access to jobs and the comforts taken for granted elsewhere, and lift their struggling economy. The sign on the post reads in Spanish "definite Exit." (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out.


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Several goats munch on a pine tree in Reno on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2015. They are owned by Vince Thomas, founder of Goat Grazers, who along with his 40 goats are teaming up with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to help recycle Christmas trees and keep them out of landfills. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Marcella Corona)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything.


2014-12-25 13:48:12 -0500

In this Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 video frame image provided courtesy of KPHO/CBS5AZ.com, an Arizona Game and Fish officer tries to tranquilize a bear in an East Valley field Monday morning in Mesa, Ariz. Television news helicopters captured video of the bear bounding across an alfalfa field on the outskirts of Mesa, and then standing within feet of a game warden wielding a tranquilizer gun. The bear proved elusive after it entered a former General Motors test site filled with fields, shrubbery and trees. (AP Photo/CBS 5 News) MANDATOTY CREDIT KPHO/CBS5AZ.COMMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.


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