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Important info on closing costs when selling a home. Jim Turano
Sep 20, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 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 | 223 223 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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Mohammad Khan, MPower Change
Queens native Mohammad Khan stood alongside friends and colleagues in celebration after Amazon announced that it would not build a new campus in Long Island City. “I’m happy Amazon isn’t coming,” h...
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 2026 2026 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winsome Pendergrass, Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance
When Winsome Pendergrass moved into her Ditmas Avenue apartment in 2010, her rent was $1,200 a month. Nearly a decade later, it has risen to $2,100. Like thousands of tenants who live in rent-stabi...
Feb 13, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1847 1847 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Kelly, Eastern Queens Greenway
For years, local advocates have been pushing for a safe, protected path from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to the Long Island border. They call it the Eastern Queens Greenway, according to John Kell...
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1870 1870 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emely Rodriguez, Churches United for Fair Housing
Emely Rodriguez was born and raised in Williamsburg, a neighborhood that she has seen change drastically over the last decade. “I’ve seen a ton of new buildings that weren’t there before. There are...
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1952 1952 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frank Wu, Court Square Civic Association
The Court Square Civic Association was founded in 2015 to advocate for its residents, artists and businesses. As the newly elected president, Frank Wu hopes to improve the Long Island City neighbor...
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1913 1913 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sereida Rodriguez, PS 84 Principal
Williamsburg native Sereida Rodriguez was the first in her family to graduate from college. But the road to get there was not easy. She recalled that she didn’t even think about college until she w...
Jan 16, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1878 1878 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wesner Pierre, CAMBA
As a nonprofit organization based in Brownsville, CAMBA provides comprehensive services to more than 45,000 families annually. As part of their work, the organization operates a Cure Violence, anti...
Jan 09, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1931 1931 recommendations | email to a friend
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Julius Michel, NYPD Explorer
When Clinton Hill native Julius Michel joined the NYPD’s Law Enforcement Explorer program two years ago, he was initially reluctant. “I didn’t want to sign up at first,” he said. “I was kind of res...
Jan 02, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1940 1940 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jake Lamonda, Uniformed Fire Officers Association
As president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Jake Lamonda and his union represent lieutenants, captains, battalion chiefs, supervising fire marshals and more. But in Lamonda’s eyes, the...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1932 1932 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Mituzas, Landscape Architect
For James Mituzas, working in Queens means he gets to reminisce about the borough where he was born and raised. As the director of Landscape Architecture for the Parks Department in Queens, Mituzas...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1888 1888 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayyad Algabyali, Yemeni-American Merchants Association
Though he is still a student at City College of New York, Ayyad Algabyali has already become a community leader in his own right. As director of advocacy for the Yemeni-American Merchants Associati...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1985 1985 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manfred Edenhofer, VVA Chapter 32
Manfred Edenhofer, current president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32, didn’t even want to initially join the organization. The Astoria native served as a first lieutenant of port secu...
Dec 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1975 1975 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angel Rosario, Affinity Health Plan
Growing up in Bay Ridge, Angel Rosario knew what it was like to rely on government benefits. His single mother raised four children with the help of food stamps. “Having that opportunity to apply a...
Nov 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2036 2036 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Joseph Salvo, Department of City Planning
As the director of the population division at the Department of City Planning, Dr. Joseph Salvo leads the group that provides the demographic know-how behind decisions in New York City. “We provide...
Nov 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2002 2002 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shakira Smalls, Langston Hughes Library
Many librarians prefer to have peace and quiet in their libraries, but not Shakira Smalls. She prefers the noise. Two months into her new job as executive director of the Langston Hughes Community ...
Nov 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1969 1969 recommendations | email to a friend
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