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Important info on closing costs when selling a home. Jim Turano
Sep 20, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 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...
Astoria Characters: The Multicultural Cook
Sep 17, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
To understand why Tenzing Ghama can’t wait to get up at 4 in the morning to start cooking, you have to believe in dreams. She’s always wanted to open a restaurant, but she’s never had the money or ...
Hire the most experienced hands on Broker- Jim Turano
Sep 16, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 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...
Astoria Characters: The Complex Man
Sep 13, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
It has been weeks since Stefano Poliseno has been to his Astoria Sports Complex.   Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Stefano outside the closed Astoria Sports Complex. He parks his car – a white Maserati d...
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 | 638 638 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...
Astoria Characters: The Ladder That Fell From the Sky
Sep 03, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It was more like a clatter than a crash. When the big bang occurred, I sprang from my swivel chair and flew to the window to see what could be the matter. There, sprawled on my lower-level flat roo...
The Origins Of Marriage
Aug 29, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 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 | 167 167 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...
42 Years in Business this September
Aug 21, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 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...
“I’ve wondered if even my most pessimistic books aren’t pessimistic enough…” Exclusive interview with award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi.
Aug 02, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Paolo Bacigalupi  is a successful science fiction and fantasy writer. He has won the  Hugo ,  Nebula ,  John. W. Campbell ,  Compton Crook ,  Theodore Sturgeon ,...

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BEST OF THE BEST "2010"
In honor of the momentous occasion that looms before us – the start of a new decade! – here at “BEST OF THE BEST” we figured the best way to usher in 2010 would be with 20 “10’s”, that is, a list o...
Dec 30, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 5069 5069 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Isn't it?
Dec 09, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 4595 4595 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO THROW YOUR PARTY
Holidays just around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s holiday party time!
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5025 5025 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS FOR US TO BE THANKFUL FOR
This is the perfect time for us to take stock of what’s good, what’s going well, what’s important.
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4783 4783 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO GRAB SOME BREAKFAST
Sure is weird having that early-morning daylight back again, isn’t it? Kind of makes you want to cram even more activity into your already-busy morning!
Nov 11, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 4697 4697 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A GAME
As you’ve no doubt noticed by now, every once in a while here at “BEST OF THE BEST,” we take a look-see around town so as to catch up on some terrific places to take in a sporting event or two. Wit...
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4665 4665 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR HALLOWEEN
One of the most lucrative holidays of the year (for local merchants, anyway), All Hallow’s Eve aka Halloween tends to be a nice little precursor to the more solemn holidays that follow...
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4730 4730 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST
If you’re a food enthusiast (and a beer enthusiast), then Oktoberfest is one of your favorite times of the year.
Oct 14, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 5777 5777 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS ABOUT SCHOOL
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST,” we took an informal poll as to what some of our citizenry feel are their favorite things about school.
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5544 5544 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A GAME
What can we say, we tend to watch a lot of sports here at "BEST OF THE BEST." Here's some of our favorite places to do so...
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4792 4792 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO FIND GREAT SERVICE
LABOR DAY’s just around the bend! And we figured the least we could do is to salute some of the hardest working, and most decent people we’ve encountered in our travels.
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4984 4984 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS WE FOUND WITHIN US IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11
As we stumbled about in a state of grace in the days following 9/11, amid all the horror, all the suffering, we discovered something Abraham Lincoln once called “the better angels of our nature.”
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4767 4767 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH THE SUNSET
As the sun now sets on our summer – and we’ve had some glorious ones lately – we figured we’d key you in on a couple of our favorite spots for embracing the twilight.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4700 4700 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO ENJOY A DRINK OUTDOORS
Now that those proverbial Dog Days are here, figured over the next couple of weeks we’d share with you some of our favorite watering holes.
Aug 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5541 5541 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A SUMMER FLICK
Most folks, when they think of summer movies, think of blockbuster action-flicks like “TRANSFORMERS” or sophomoric comedies like “BRUNO” or “THE HANGOVER.” Not us...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4689 4689 recommendations | email to a friend
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