Day: August 13, 2018

What's Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON

USA MIDTERMS & BEYOND   POLITICAL STUFF: The Trump White House continues its chaotic and contradictory courses in international affairs, which presumably will not force the US into another military Middle East misadventure. Last week, President Trump was amenable to a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to discuss economic sanctions, nuclear activities, et al. […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

A Ban for the Birds

Effective July 30, 2018 residents of NYCHA buildings are no longer allowed to smoke anything in their apartments or in any common areas inside of a NYCHA building or outside within 25 feet of any NYCHA building. You heard me correctly. I didn’t stutter. All 400,000 NYCHA residents are now banned from smoking in their […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Why Cincinnati?

Part Two The old saying you are what you eat isn’t accurate. You aren’t what you eat. If that were true, I’d be a turkey and cheese hero with mustard and lettuce. You are the total sum of the experiences you have created around eating; the summer barbecues with family and friends, that first date […]readmore

Calendar Events

Community Calendar

Saturday, August 11th Los Sures Film Screening @ Williamsburg Library, 240 Division Ave., 11AM—12PM, FREE. Enjoy a screening of the beautifully restored 1984 documentary about the lives of the Latino residents of the Southside of Williamsburg. Known as Los Sures, the neighborhood, called the worst ghetto in America, was one of NYC’s poorest in the […]readmore

Events

BROOKLYN’S WINGATE CONCERT SERIES KICKS OFF

4-Day Event Honors the Best in R&B, Gospel, Reggae/Afro-Caribbean & Hip-Hop Music WHAT:      Brooklyn’s legendary Wingate Concert Series returns for spectacular nights of live musical performances featuring today’s top urban artists. Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the festival will include honors programs celebrating the music industry’s living legends and a special Salute to […]readmore

Community News

Day of Culture, Global Friending in Brooklyn

Last Sunday, despite the blistering heat, hundreds joined Borough President Eric L. Adams as he hosted the Fifth Annual International Day of Friendship. The event commenced with the Unity Parade of Flags down Fulton Street off Flatbush Avenue to Borough Hall. Representatives of more than 80 countries marching in the procession, carrying flags of the […]readmore

Education

Support Bill for New Gifted and Talented Programs

A new bill could throw a lifeline to large numbers of underrecognized and underserved NYC students. It requires the NYC Department of Education to create more Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs and classes and New York parents need to contact their state senators right away to urge them to support it. As a former NYC […]readmore