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The Popularity of REITs is a Long-term Trend

Dec 04, 18 The Popularity of REITs is a Long-term Trend

Posted by in All, Real Estate

There are two main ways to diversify a real estate investment portfolio, either with a real estate fund, or with a real estate investment trust, known as a REIT. Think of a real estate fund as a kind of mutual fund, with a strong focus on investing in stocks of publicly-traded real estate companies. Most real estate funds invest in...

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Medicaid Starting to Pay for Doulas at Births in Brooklyn and Erie County

Nov 27, 18 Medicaid Starting to Pay for Doulas at Births in Brooklyn and Erie County

Posted by in All, Health

In an effort to improve mother and child post-partum outcomes, the State of New York, under a pilot program, will reimburse doulas who assist mothers during their labor and deliveries. Doulas are similar to birth coaches who do not necessarily have professional health training, but instead are trained to assist women to get through...

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Disco Skating Rolling Into Industry City

Nov 19, 18 Disco Skating Rolling Into Industry City

Posted by in All, Entertainment

The Sunset Park business hub in Industry City in Brooklyn is revving up to be the new temporary home for Dreamland Roller Disco. You may be familiar with their flashing lights, retro beats from when they take over the Lakeside rink in Prospect Park during the summer on Friday nights. “It’s a huge deal for New York City...

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Testing the Burton Snowboarding Goods

Nov 14, 18 Testing the Burton Snowboarding Goods

Posted by in Sports

 Burton – a leading snowboard manufacturer founded in the late 1970s and headquartered in Vermont – is once again presenting its amateur snowboard contest. Now in its fourth year, the event gives all local riders (of varying abilities) the opportunity to meet up, ride and even win cash prizes. The culture at Burton is to get...

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Yearly Rabbis’ Photo Shoot Takes on Somber Mood

Nov 11, 18 Yearly Rabbis’ Photo Shoot Takes on Somber Mood

Posted by in All, Society

The world’s largest gathering of Orthodox rabbis takes place each year in Crown Heights when about 5,600 Chabad rabbis meet for four days in the fall. They come together for the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. This year’s opening day was October 31st, and the final day was Monday, November 4th. One...

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City Strengthening Enforcement of Negligent Private Sanitation Truck Industry

Nov 04, 18 City Strengthening Enforcement of Negligent Private Sanitation Truck Industry

Posted by in All, New York

The New York City Police Department is stepping up its enforcement of traffic laws routinely violated by private sanitation trucks. Over the past two years the industry has been responsible for 20 deaths and more injuries in the city, due to accidents caused by the trucks. The crack down came in the wake of several recent...

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Six Children in Brooklyn Come Down with Measles

Oct 28, 18 Six Children in Brooklyn Come Down with Measles

Posted by in Health

Six children, ages 11 months to 4 years old, are reported to have contracted the highly contagious, childhood illness of measles. It is believed that five of the children caught the disease from one of the children who was in Israel recently and contracted the virus there. All six children are members of Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish...

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Hedvig Hricak and Two Others Receive Outstanding Service Award from NAM

Oct 21, 18 Hedvig Hricak and Two Others Receive Outstanding Service Award from NAM

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced on October 15, 2018 the three honorees who will receive the organization’s award for outstanding service. The three recipients of the honor are: Hedvig Hricak, chairwoman of the department of radiology at Memorial Kettering Cancer Center; Nicholas Peppas, professor at the University...

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