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Steven Spinola, 65, has been the longest serving president of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the city’s leading trade association with approximately 15,000 members. The Influential trade group and real estate advocacy organization for housing and home development throughout the city. Mr Spinola, announced his premature departure in 2015, to the board… Read more »

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The earth rotates on an imaginary axis while orbiting elliptically, (oval-shape spin) tilted on a non-perpendicular axis spinning at approximately 1,000 miles per hour, with a 24 hr complete rotation while orbiting the sun. The moon orbits the earth on a tilted axis, rotating simultaneously semi-parallel to the earth; a counterclockwise synchronicity I find intriguing,… Read more »

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The latest target of the endless outrage fest perpetually playing out in social media is Stephen Colbert, who is an unlikely villain. Colbert made himself a persona non grata when he decided to lampoon Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins football team. Snyder, who has come under increasing pressure to rename his team,… Read more »

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Fundamental vs Technical Analysis, two stock-picking methodologies riveting in contrast; yet both parties are pursuing the same objectives, to capitalize on their equity. Fundamental analysis allows us to have an overall long-term perspective of a company’s intrinsic value regardless of its unpredictability; whereas, Technical analysis studies chart activity and other various scenarios based of statistical… Read more »

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he won’t be attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade because the parade does not let gay organizations march under their own banners. The statement made the news, though it was not likely de Blasio’s intention to do so. He mentioned it in response to a question… Read more »

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President Obama’s Executive Order, Increased Minimum Wage, Federal Contracts and The NSA In the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Mr Obama’s concurrent pronouncements were a double-stealth of hyperbolic effect, far superseding political rhetoric. Unilaterally proposing to increase minimum wage to new federal workers while imposing his executive-order as a divergence to his resolution,… Read more »

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This week I had the privilege of interviewing Lloyd A Williams, CEO of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; a phone conversation that lasted approximately 25 minutes. A dialogue focused on paramount issues facing local communities and the importance of becoming involved in community based activities. A syndrome fading into oblivion because of social-mediums and… Read more »

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New York City’s newly appointed Mayor Bill de Blasio, and crowned City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, both progressive liberals have corroborated on Blasio’s political agenda to expand a legislation allowing sick-days to more that 300,000 workers. An enactment that requires businesses with over five or more employees to provide a minimum of five paid… Read more »

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Several years ago, while visiting the tourist sites in Manhattan around the holidays with some family, we were walking on Central Park South after a stop at The Plaza. As we passed by the line of hansom cabs, my Grandmother remarked that she had never taken a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park. My father… Read more »

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Former White House Correspondent Helen Thomas, whose career dated back to the Kennedy administration has died at the age of 92. The Gridiron Club announced her death in an email to members. For members of the media, especially women Thomas will be remembered as a journalistic pioneer who became the constant feature in the White House briefing room…. Read more »