Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Wednesday, July 26 — On this date 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. First introduced in Congress in 1988, the goal of the legislation was to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public and […]

by · July 26, 2017 · Profile America
Mayor de Blasio Advances 5-Point Subway Plan

Mayor de Blasio Advances 5-Point Subway Plan

Governor Cuomo has given MTA Chairman Lhota until July 31 to present a plan to stop the dramatic slide in subway performance, improve predictability and reliability, and restore New York City residents’ faith in their transit system. And on Monday, […]

by · July 25, 2017 · Government, News, Transportation
Nebraska State Historical Society

Profile America: Rocky Mountain Locusts Swarm

Tuesday, July 25 — This month in 1874, the largest swarm of Rocky Mountain Locusts ever recorded blackened the skies from the Dakotas to Texas, and began to feast on America’s farms. The moving swarm was estimated to cover almost […]

by · July 25, 2017 · Profile America
Where The Pols Are, July25

Where The Pols Are, July25

Tuesday, July 25 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio will be in New York City and there are no public events scheduled. 9:00 AM – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at the Shema […]

Candlelight Memorial for Ms. Louella Hatch

Candlelight Memorial for Ms. Louella Hatch

Candlelight Memorial for beloved community leader Louella Hatch. Today, Tuesday, July 25th, 6pm, 2200 Tiebout Avenue, Bronx, NY.

CANDIDATES FILE DISCLOSURES WITH CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD

CANDIDATES FILE DISCLOSURES WITH CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD

Updated and detailed information for the 228 candidates running for NYC public office can be found on the NYC Campaign Finance Board website’s financial summary page and in the Follow the Money | NYC searchable data portal. The amounts listed […]

Michael Blake, candidate for NYS Assembly, 79th Assembly District

Bronx Political Round Up, July 23

Who’s In & Who’s Out West Bronx CM Ritchie Torres is running unopposed in the Democratic primary as Jayson Cancel has dropped his bid to run for City Council in CD15. Cancel, however, will be on the November ballot as […]

Where The Pols Are, July 24

Where The Pols Are, July 24

Monday, July 24 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. City Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. 10:30 AM Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at the 100 Resilient Cities’ Global Resilience Summit opening plenary. Jazz at […]

Red's Giant Hamburg - Claimed to be 1st Drive-Through Restaurant

Profile America: National Drive-Thru Day

Monday, July 24 — Today is National Drive-Thru Day, following closely on National Junk Food Day. Today’s occasion celebrates not so much the menu, but the popularity of restaurants that serve customers on the go. The first such service is […]

by · July 24, 2017 · Profile America
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Turtle Cove are co-hosting  a "Meet Up" Networking Event and BBQ Party on July 27, 6-10PM at Turtle Cove Golf & Baseball, 1 City Island Avenue, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx 10464.

Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Turtle Cove Networking Event & BBQ Party, 7/27

Bronx Summer Concert Series

Bronx Summer Concert Series

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach, Main Stage, Section 9. 1-3:00PM. Come out today to enjoy salsa, merengue, bachata, freestyle and R&B.

Credit: NYC & Co.

Where The Pols Are, July 23

Sunday, July 23 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area. 11:00 AM – City Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst Sunday Worship. 100-10 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, Queens 11:30 AM Mayor […]

Parents’ Day

Parents’ Day

Sunday, July 23 — Today is Parents’ Day — an annual public observance similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but not an official holiday with gifts and greetings cards. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well […]

by · July 23, 2017 · Profile America
Heat Advisory in Effect

Heat Advisory in Effect

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING

The Sovereign State of Winneconne. Credit: sovereignstateofwinneconne.com

Profile America: The Winneconne Secession

Friday, July 21 — Fifty years ago today, Winneconne, Wisconsin declared its independence. Residents were annoyed that their town of some 1,300 was accidentally left off the state’s 1967 road map. Unsatisfied with Wisconsin’s apology, they seceded. Upon forming the […]

by · July 21, 2017 · Profile America