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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 130 130 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 | 152 152 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 | 141 141 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 | 148 148 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 | 196 196 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 | 272 272 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 | 279 279 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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Volunteer, Job & Internship Opportunities at QBG by Kathleen
May 25, 2012 01:38 PM | 15781 views | 0 0 comments | 770 770 recommendations | email to a friend
Be part of someplace special! Queens Botanical Gardens has volunteer, internship and employment opportunities.  Learn more on our website .
by Kathleen
May 25, 2012 01:30 PM | 10916 views | 0 0 comments | 687 687 recommendations | email to a friend
Be part of someplace special! Queens Botanical Gardens has volunteer, internship and employment opportunities.  Learn more on our website .
QBG Needs Your Help! by Kathleen
May 25, 2012 01:24 PM | 15649 views | 0 0 comments | 652 652 recommendations | email to a friend
The City's proposed budget calls for drastic cuts that would seriously hurt NYC's cultural organizations like Queens Botanical Gardens.   As a friend of the Garden, you are well aware of the import...
CITYPARKS SENIORS FITNESS KICK OFF FREE SPRING CLASSES AT FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK by Kathleen
May 08, 2012 11:58 AM | 17330 views | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Join seniors from Queens as they practice their tennis serve and work on their yoga poses during free CityParks Seniors Fitness classes. All New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, are invited to take advan...
The Challenges of Eating Right, Food Stamps & Other Nutritional Resources for Seniors by Kathleen
May 08, 2012 11:21 AM | 15305 views | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Interagency Council on Aging (QICA) will hold its monthly program meeting on Wednesday, May 16th from 9am - 11am at Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens.  Experts i...
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Gerardo Hernandez, right, member of "The Cuban Five," and his wife Adriana Perez, raise in their arms a little girl during a concert of singer Silvio Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Hernandez flew back to their homeland on Wednesday in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three spies imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, as well as the fact that one of their wives is expecting a baby in two weeks.


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Russia's former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin attends the Reuters Russia Investment Summit in MoscowBy Darya Korsunskaya, Lidia Kelly and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy. The central bank bailed out its first victim of the collapsing currency, authorities announced a tax on grain exports to protect domestic stocks and a Reuters poll of 11 economists predicted that Russia's gross domestic product would fall 3.6 percent next year. ...


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A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said, adding that the reason for the problems was not known. "For the past 24 hours North Korea's connectivity to the outside world has been progressively getting degraded to the point now that they are totally offline," said Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at New Hampshire-based Dyn Research. "There's either a benign explanation - their routers are perhaps having a software glitch; that’s possible. ...


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