Central Veterinary Associates



Central Veterinary Associates is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Great Neck, Bayside, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway and Belle Harbor. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 100 staff members, including 14 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist and surgeon. For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit


As one of the oldest continuous veterinary practices in the region, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding veterinary medicine coupled with compassion and caring for your companion and exotic animals.

The Everyday Entrepreneur


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ROB BASSO is a recognized business leader, sought-after speaker and published author. Basso is an everyday entrepreneur with a mission, no a passion, to help small businesses navigate their way to success. By taking risks and developing creative concepts he has built a reputation as a successful entrepreneur who is committed to assisting others seek and achieve their American dream. His list of achievements includes: founder of Advantage Payroll Services, investor of several Broadway shows, founding investor in Empire National Bank and creator of As owner of Advantage Payroll Services, he has grown the company into one of the premier payroll, tax-filing, and processing firms, serving more than 2,500 businesses and processing thousands of checks each week. At Basso on Business, Basso shares his experiences and those of other successful business people with a community of aspiring entrepreneurs and has created a destination where business owners can get important tools, strategies and real world information that is vital to success. Basso also hosts a web program that features innovative entrepreneurs and businesses. Each episode is paired with Working Lunch with Rob, a unique forum designed to motivate and support small businesses. A firm believer in the business, body and mind connection, he paired with Matt Basso of Iron Lotus Personal Training to create BusyFit, a highly effective 25 minute workout for busy professionals. Basso is a frequent guest on Fox News and Fox Business and has well-read monthly blog on the New York Enterprise Report and the American Express OPEN forum. He is a frequent contributor to multiple news publications such as Newsday, Long Island Business News,, and more. A believer in the connection between business, body and mind, his first workout DVD BusyFit is available on His book, The Everyday Entrepreneur, hits bookstores in fall 2011.
Basso can be reached at:
T: 516‐931‐0540

Eye on Real Estate


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Dottie Herman is the current president and CEO of Prudential Douglas Elliman. Elliman is the #4 ranked real estate company in the United States.  It covers Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, The Hamptons, North Fork, Westchester and Riverdale. Herman created a company that serves the customer’s every real estate need.

HomeFront Veterinary House Calls


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About HomeFront Veterinary House Calls Founded by Dr. Kristie Souders, HomeFront Veterinary House Calls is a premier provider of in-home veterinary services for cats, dogs and small mammals. Dr. Kristie leads her team with more than 10 years of experience. Her work history is diverse including having served as Medical Director for the North Shore Animal League, the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter and as a Major in the Army Veterinary Corps. HomeFront Vet provides nearly all of the services of a clinic in the comfort of your home. They are convenient, cost effective and most important compassionate. For more information about Homefront’s in-home veterinary services visit

Fred’s Gripes



My name is Frederick R. Bedell Jr. and I have written opinions that have appeared in the Queens Courier as well as most local and regional newspapers for many years now. The name of my blog is “Fred’s Gripes.” I hope to touch on many topics and situations that affect many of us in Queens and tick some of us off, including myself.You may or may not agree with me but feel free to send your comments; I would really appreciate your input. So, until I hear from you, be well and be good to one another.

Queens Courier Dietician



Cori D. Cohen is a registered dietitian with a private practice in Whitestone, Queens. She travels to see clients throughout Queens, Nassau County, and Manhattan. Cori leads health and nutrition discussions on various topics. She received her certification in the Didactic Program in Dietetics from CUNY Queens College and went on to fulfill her supervised dietetic practice with Long Island University C.W. Post. Visit Cori’s Site

New Gen CRE


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New Gen CRE (New Generation Commercial Real Estate) is a blog taking the pulse of Queens & Brooklyn’s commercial real estate, humbly reporting the action and shamelessly giving opinions.

Right Time Realty is a new generation of brokerage, serving clients in all sectors of commercial real estate in the boroughs of New York City. Built on a foundation of integrity, cooperation and value, we partner with landlords and business owners to establish long-term relationships and deliver real results in any market and for every property. Visit our site

A Call For Art



Nicholai Khan was born in Trinidad & Tobago. As a young boy, he moved to Queens, New York where he was raised and still resides.  His passion for art has grown stronger in him since childhood. He currently paints and illustrates full-time while growing his reputation in New York’s art scene. He has written and illustrated a children’s book entitled “Nicho the Tiger” and has displayed his paintings at galleries, such as The National Arts Club in Gramercy and Five Pointz in Long Island City. He is currently represented by Agora Gallery in Chelsea, also known as the center of the art world. In his spare time, he visits schools and youth programs to share his life experiences and love of art.  He also volunteers at the Queens Public Library with Gail Giordano, Assistant District Attorney of Queens, to help troubled teens become productive members of society through developing their creative expression.

Devon’s Domain



Devon Michael O’Connor is a fourth generation resident of Whitestone, Queens. As a local community activist he is the Founder and President of Welcome to Whitestone Commercial and Residential Civic Association, which is  a non-profit that promotes and produces family fun events to benefit the local community. Devon is also owner of a children’s birthday party center called Dabby’s.




Gil Cygler is the President of Allcar Rent A Car which is New York’s largest independent car rental company with offices in all 5 Boroughs. Founded in Brooklyn in the 1970’s, Allcar has grown to meet the car and van rental needs of New York’s business and consumer community. Allcar prides itself on its flexible terms, competitive rates and wide selection of cars to meet the needs of New Yorkers needing to rent a car or van.


Allcar Rent A car can be found on the web at


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Symone Simon is a senior at John Adams High School. I am 17 years old. I am an Editor-in-Chief of the Campus- the newspaper at John Adams High School. I am also a member of Model United Nations, National Honors Society, Student Government/Leadership, and Yearbook Committee.



Ross M. Wallenstein

Ross M. Wallenstein is a political and communications professional with over a decade of experience in New York and Washington, DC.  He was the manager for Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz’s successful special election campaign in 2011.  Previously, he served as an aide to Governor Eliot Spitzer, Governor David Paterson and Queens Congressman Gary Ackerman.  In 2007, City Hall News named him a rising star in New York City politics.


Follow Ross on Twitter: @RossWallenstein

I Hate Long Emails



The Story Behind I Hate Long Emails

The “I Hate Long Emails” blog supplements my efforts to rid the world of War & Peace emails, pointless presentations and boring meetings. You will find tips and techniques to attract and audience and keep them. I look forward to hearing from you and responding to you. – Josh Gordesky – President of Game Plan Communications