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Important info on closing costs when selling a home. Jim Turano
Sep 20, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 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 | 228 228 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 | 1038 1038 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 | 1094 1094 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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Juan Ardila, City Council Candidate
Juan Ardila is running for the City Council in 2021 to represent District 30, which includes the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood. If he wins, the 26-year-old candid...
Jul 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1008 1008 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas Washington, Sanitation Worker
Glen Oaks resident Douglas Washington has worked for Jamaica-based Royal Waste Services, a private sanitation company, for 18 years. He’s been in the sanitation industry for 25 years. Washington wa...
Jul 15, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 980 980 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mike Veny, Mental Health Advocate
Queens resident Mike Veny has struggled with mental health challenges his whole life. Not only has he struggled with depression, anxiety and other issues, but also the stigma associated with it. Ou...
Jul 07, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1016 1016 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ikhwan Rim, Union Street Small Business Association
Last year, businesses along Union Street in Flushing faced a crisis when they received steep fines for awning violations, forcing some shops to go out of business. Thanks to the passage of the Awni...
Jul 01, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 960 960 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cristian Orellana, Worker of the Month
Building Skills New York has named Cristian Orellana as its June Worker of the Month. The nonprofit organization, which provides underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, connected with Orella...
Jun 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 999 999 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Jake Deutsch, Cure Urgent Care
Dr. Jake Deutsch, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, experienced firsthand what it was like to battle COVID-19. Deutsch, who six years ago founded Cure Urgent Care, a boutique walk-in ...
Jun 17, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1087 1087 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mike Budabin, CB11 Chair
Mike Budabin first joined Community Board 11 in April 2017. He started attending monthly meetings because they seemed like the place where local issues were always discussed. “I thought, ‘this was ...
Jun 10, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1053 1053 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ed Heck, Pop Artist
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklyn-based pop artist Ed Heck has used his talents to help hospitals, frontline workers and patients stay safe. Heck has been working with the New Jersey-based man...
Jun 02, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1072 1072 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ling Tang, Teaching Artist
Ling Tang, a New York City-based dancer, educator and arts manager, has been teaching at Flushing Town Hall since 2013. In addition to offering Chinese dance and cultural workshops, Tang teaches af...
May 27, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1137 1137 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Davis, NYC Parks
As the chief of recreation for Queens parks, Chris Davis’s role pre-coronavirus was to manage all of the borough’s recreation centers and programming. In a typically busy season, recreation centers...
May 20, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1144 1144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Richard Liebowitz, St. George’s University
Dr. Richard Liebowitz is no stranger to Brooklyn. Growing up in the borough in the 1950s, he saw it evolve from “the lesser” sibling of the other boroughs into what it is today: a diverse place ful...
May 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1183 1183 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iggy Terranova, State Senate Candidate
After spending 20 years at the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), Iggy Terranova is making a bid for the State Senate. Terranova, who last served as a citywide community affairs officer before recent...
May 06, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1203 1203 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Carlsen, Iron Lion Performance
Five years ago, Astoria native Chris Carlsen opened a gym in the neighborhood called Iron Lion Performance. The facility offers individualized training to members to meet their fitness needs. With ...
Apr 27, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1251 1251 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memory project documents life at pandemic’s epicenter
As New York navigates an unprecedented and disorienting juncture in time, a local community archiving program is creating a time capsule of the moment from the perspective of the county hardest hit...
Apr 26, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1299 1299 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dmytro Fedkowskyj, CB5/CEC24 Member
Earlier this month, community leader Dmytro Fedkowskyj endured a health scare after contracting COVID-19 and landing in the emergency room. Fedkowskyj, a member of Community Board 5, Community Educ...
Apr 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1229 1229 recommendations | email to a friend
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