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Dynamic Events: Handling every detail with care


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Dynamic Events, a full-service event planning group offering both on and off premise catering and party planning services, is striving to handle each client’s preference with care. Keith Senzer and Robert Kanowitz, the two principal owners of the newly-opened New Hyde Park venue, decided to share the success of their Syosset Kosher Catering Hall with […]

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Kumon: Providing students with skills that lead to success


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Kumon, an after-school math and reading center for kids of all ages and abilities, is helping children achieve success in school through individualized lesson plans. The business was founded over 50 years ago in Japan by Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher, who originally created math worksheets for his son, who was struggling in […]

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Underpenny: A place where old is gold


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Underpenny, a museum shop sharing a variety of mid-19th-century valuables with New Yorkers, is keeping American history alive. Sung Park, owner of the Long Island City collectibles store, had a long-term dream of collecting fine arts. For the past four years, he has strived to make American trinkets, art and rare historic finds easily accessible […]

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Floresta NYC: A fusion of flowers and fun


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What literally started as a window later became the window of opportunity for a fresh and successful new business. Juan Carlo, founder and owner of Floresta, a Long Island City flower boutique specializing in floral designs for various occasions, mixes flowers with passion. “We come from Columbia, a country where the flower business has a […]

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Comfort Keepers: Providing compassionate in-home care for the elderly


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Comfort Keepers, a company providing quality, loving, in-home care services for seniors, is placing importance on safe living, one house at a time. Jim and Marie Rice, owners of the Comfort Keepers of New Hyde Park, had a strong desire to assist seniors to continue to live in their own homes. “Institutionalized living is not […]

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Law Firm of Albert Cohen: Providing Quality Legal Services


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The Law Firm of Albert Cohen started with a dream of providing quality legal services, educating the public and giving back to the community. Since then, Albert Cohen, managing attorney at law, has been living that dream. Established in 2003, the Forest Hills law firm is dedicated to providing highly personalized estate planning service. “When […]

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Affinita Security Group: Where security begins with listening


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Affinita Security Group is placing importance on learning, understanding and meeting the needs of both clients and officers. Established in 2006, the Long Island City security guard agency works to provide hands-on, personalized security services to clients. Frank Pirolo, president of Affinita, sold his previous security guard business after 19 years, and has been in […]

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Landrum School of Dance: Dancing to build confidence


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Frances Landrum, one of the original 36 Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, decided to take her talent in performing and combine it with the art of teaching. Thus the Landrum School of Dance was born in 1948. It is among the first few original businesses that started in Whitestone, drawing students from all five boroughs. […]

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CityView Racquet Club is aces


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As the aces tear up the courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, you can practice your own swing – and so much more – at the CityView Racquet Club, a private, members-only facility. Established in 2008, the Long Island City club, conveniently located just minutes away from Manhattan, offers squash and tennis […]

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Mathnasium: Making Math Make Sense


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Mathnasium, a learning center where kids go to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math, is stepping up its game to help adolescents see the magic of math. John and Julie Lee, owners of the newly-opened Mathnasium of Bayside, decided to share the success of their Great Neck center with the kids of […]

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Empire Gate Medical: Offering care without limits


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Dr. Eric Moskow, founder and CEO of Empire Gate Medical Group, is striving to provide New Yorkers with easier access to health care, no matter their ability to pay. Board certified in internal medicine, Moskow works with a team of other certified physicians to provide primary care seven days a week for people of all […]

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Have your cake and eat it too at Renaissance Event Hall


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At Renaissance Event Hall, you can have your cake and eat it too. Established in 2002, the Long Island City venue specializes in creating unique and distinctive events for New Yorkers. Teresa Lisson, Partner at Renaissance Event Hall, built the foundation of the current business three years ago. “Ever since, I focus on private events […]

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Renaissance Event Hall: Catering with Care


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At Renaissance Event Hall, you can have your cake and eat it too. Established in 2002, the Long Island City venue specializes in creating unique and distinctive events for New Yorkers. Teresa Lisson, Renaissance’s general manager, joined the team more than three years ago. “Ever since, I focus on private events only,” she said. “We […]

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Il Triangolo: A Family Affair


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The main ingredient in Mario Gigliotti’s kitchen is family. The proud owner of Il Triangolo Restaurant in Corona strives to keep his father’s “American Dream” alive. “My father, Angelo, got the opportunity to purchase this building in 1982,” said Gigliotti. “He was later told to knock it down to make more apartments, but never wanted […]

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