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Important info on closing costs when selling a home. Jim Turano
Sep 20, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
So besides hearing from a sales agent how much commission, or length of time for them to get the exclusive from you, do they explain your closing costs to you? From 42 years ago until today, I alwa...
Hire the most experienced hands on Broker- Jim Turano
Sep 16, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
Now celebrating his 42 year in the Real Estate Business. Over 4,000 written appraisals to date completed. Appeared in New York State Supreme Court as an expert witness in appraising. During Pandemi...
From the earliest I can remember, I’ve always loved music. Exclusive interview with songwriter, singer and entertainer Paul Loren
Sep 08, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 535 535 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Paul Loren is a singer, songwriter, producer, and consummate entertainer. A native New Yorker, Paul was raised on the rich legacy of soul, classic pop, and the G...
Special Tribute to all First Responders and 9/11 Victims
Sep 08, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Thank you for your unbelievable Bravery on the job. A special Tribute to  MS. Evelyn Cruz, of Middle Village, NY. To the many who lost their lives, and the many who suffered for years, God Bless th...
Hear Landlords side of the story for once!
Sep 01, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Landlords going through stress and anger these days.  Tenants who had good paying jobs now using the system not to pay rent. Something wrong with the system. Sooner or later you will hear it or see...
The Origins Of Marriage
Aug 29, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
legal marriage contract they may use, such because the community of property or an ante-nuptial contract. Some different essential agreements would come with whether or to not have children togethe...
Blood Memory, prose Poems: Reading these poems is an adventure of sorts in the emotional world
Aug 22, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
R eview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena In this outstanding collection of poems in prose, or prose poems as they may be defined,  Michelle Reale  evaluates and presents the doubts, soul’s contortions, an...
Jim Turano- One of the Top Real Estate Brokers in Queens, NY
Aug 22, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
September marks the 42 year in the Real Estate Business. Giving back to the Communities for four decades. past President of Middle Village Kiwanis Club, Glendale Middle Village Lions Business club,...
42 Years in Business this September
Aug 21, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
Jim Turano celebrates his 42 year in business this September. Broker of Diverse Real Estate of Middle Village. Residential, Mixed Use and Commercial Sales. Completed over 4,000 written appraisals t...
Retail Commercial Space on busiest part of Metro Available
Aug 16, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Commercial experts know the North side of any Avenue is usually the busiest part of an Avenue. This location is the best when it comes to Commercial. Same side as 4 banks, Dunkin Donuts and most re...

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Queens Dems avoid choice for mayor
The Queens County Democratic Party last week announced their endorsements for the June primary, but decided not to back one of the many candidates running for mayor. The only citywide race the part...
Feb 24, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 677 677 recommendations | email to a friend
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We can't rank ranked-choice voting yet!
So how did ranked-choice voting fare in the first election to use it since voters adopted a referendum making it standard practice in elections for posts in city government? We’ll have to wait unti...
Feb 10, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 721 721 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow way! Bad timing for a monster storm
As if voter turnout for Tuesday’s special election in northeast Queens to replace Rory Lancman on the City Council wasn’t already going to be low, the foot-plus of snow that fell the day before the...
Feb 02, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 719 719 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leaving Albany for Hollywood
Why was he wasting his talents in Albany for the last 12 years?! Michael DenDekker, who just lost his Assembly seat to Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas this year, sent out a press release announcing that now...
Jan 26, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 689 689 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dollar for dollar, or rather eight dollars for dollar
Since the start of the pandemic, a major concern is the budget shortfalls facing New York after the city effectively shut down. The mayor asked city agencies to find ways to cut corners, a large ro...
Jan 19, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 719 719 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in an email address anyway?
We guess if you can’t be a councilman, you can at least have an email address like one. Last week, we received an email from Hiram Monserrate, the former councilman and state senator who was remove...
Jan 13, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 560 560 recommendations | email to a friend
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D24 voters will be first to rank
Ranked-choice voting is officially here. A special election to fill a Queens City Council seat, which was left vacate when Rory Lancman agreed to take a post in the Cuomo administration as the stat...
Jan 06, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 696 696 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yang files for mayor, may have pizza problem
As if the field of candidates for New York City mayor wasn’t crowded enough, another candidate inched closer to joining the race. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang filed paperwork last week...
Dec 29, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 689 689 recommendations | email to a friend
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A conservative upsets the status quo
We’re revisiting a photo from our archives that we ran a couple of weeks back asking readers to help us identify some of the folks in the photo. So far we’ve made it a little over half way down the...
Dec 23, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 672 672 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are members deferring on member deference?
It looks like the long-standing - if unofficial - practice of member deference is still functioning in the City Council. For now. It has always been understood that if a City Council member was eit...
Dec 16, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 784 784 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee’s unlikely times in office comes to an end
She was just supposed to keep the seat warm for a couple of months, but she ended up leading the borough through one of its most trying times. When Melinda Katz was sworn in as the new district att...
Dec 09, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 783 783 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just super! Democrats basking in new majorities
It wasn’t just in the presidential election that mail-in ballots played a huge role in eventually deciding the outcome, they also played a big role in decided several races in Albany. When the poll...
Dec 01, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 775 775 recommendations | email to a friend
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From roles in government to roles in film
We ran this photo from our archives last week with some information that readers sent in to us about the people in the photo. To recap, pictured from left to right is the late Emanuel Gold, a forme...
Nov 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 807 807 recommendations | email to a friend
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A restoration in Forest Hills
Here’s another undated photo from our archives we ran asking our readers to help us identify the people pictured, and this is some of the information we received. On the far left is State Senator E...
Nov 18, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 774 774 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post Offices: Local races will come down to mail-in ballots
The large number of people voting by mail this year didn’t just have national ramifications, it will likely decide some key races here in New York City. In Queens, Ed Braunstein, who has represente...
Nov 11, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 756 756 recommendations | email to a friend
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