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Important info on closing costs when selling a home. Jim Turano
Sep 20, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 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 | 224 224 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 | 47 47 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 | 820 820 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 | 84 84 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 | 114 114 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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Jabed Uddin, Astoria Welfare Society
The Astoria Welfare Society has been serving neighborhoods in western Queens for more than a year, but dramatically stepped up its activity when the COVID-19 pandemic struck New York City. Accordin...
Nov 04, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 731 731 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexa Orr, Library Supervisor
As the neighborhood library supervisor for the new Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center, Alexa Orr is really excited to have a valuable space for the community. While the pandemic ...
Oct 28, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 781 781 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cielo Villa, Road to Uni
Cielo Villa was so overcome with emotion when she found out she had won a $200,000 prize to expand her organization that she began to cry. “I’m actually going to be able to create my vision the way...
Oct 20, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 739 739 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Ahn, KAAQ
As president of the Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ), John Ahn has the task of providing services for more than 100,000 Korean-Americans living in the borough. The Bayside-based nonprof...
Oct 14, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 799 799 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tamara Smalling, Medgar Evers ‘05
At a community celebration marking the renaming of two train stations to include Medgar Evers College, a notable alumna served as emcee of the well-attended event. Tamara Smalling, a graduate of th...
Oct 06, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 824 824 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kashif Hussain, Pakistani American Youth Society
The Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) was founded seven years ago to combat opioid abuse among youth. Over those seven years, the organization became a “true community hub,” according to foun...
Sep 29, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 816 816 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alyssa Carter, Essay Contest Winner
A fourth-grade student from Far Rockaway has won HITN’s citywide ¡Tú Cuentas! 2020 Census Essay Writing Contest. Alyssa Carter, who attends PS 197, wrote the first-place essay, titled “The Census.”...
Sep 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 891 891 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pastor Gil Monrose, Brooklyn Complete Count
Nearly two years ago, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams created the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee in an effort to involve community groups in the 2020 Census. He appointed Pastor Gil Monros...
Sep 16, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 866 866 recommendations | email to a friend
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Johnny Lawrence, NYPD Officer
In April 2019, NYPD officer Johnny Lawrence was diagnosed with a rare form of small intestine cancer. His doctors gave him a 50-50 shot at survival. Lawrence, who lives in Queens Village, immediate...
Sep 09, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 865 865 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenya Hayward, Worker of the Month
For the second time in three months, a Queens resident has been recognized as the Worker of the Month for Building Skills New York. Far Rockaway resident Kenya Hayward first connected with the nonp...
Sep 02, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 876 876 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cecilia Cortez, City Council Candidate
Ecuador native Cecilia Cortez immigrated to the United States when she was just a teenager. After settling in Brooklyn with her family, she attended Midwood High School, where she met helpful teach...
Aug 26, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 907 907 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter Ferguson, ACE Worker
Though Flatbush native Peter Ferguson went through some tough times in his life, he’s back on his feet thanks to the help of a local nonprofit organization. Ferguson, who is formerly incarcerated, ...
Aug 19, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 866 866 recommendations | email to a friend
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Omayya Atout, Songlorious
Earlier this year, local musicians Omayya Atout and Ellen Hodges attended a friend’s wedding and were asked to write a song. To their surprise, it was a hit. “It was actually shocking how much they...
Aug 12, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 929 929 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wylie Goodman, QSWAB Chair
When Wylie Goodman moved to Ridgewood in 2017, she noticed that unlike Manhattan or Brooklyn, Queens did not have its own Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB). A Queens SWAB existed after the passage ...
Aug 05, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 945 945 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leonardo Bullaro, City Council Candidate
With Councilman Costa Constantinides term-limited, District 22 will be a hotly contested open City Council seat in 2021. Among the many candidates is Leonardo Bullaro, a Queens native and son of It...
Jul 28, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1019 1019 recommendations | email to a friend
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