Articles by: Michael Benjamin


VIDEO: Chinese Troops Explode into Djibouti

China’s soldiers are now stationed deep into Djibouti in the horn of Africa.

by · October 4, 2017 · Military, News, Video, World News
Where The Pols Are, October 4

Where The Pols Are, October 4

7PM Mayor de Blasio, Councilman Ritchie Torres, plus other elected officials participate in a town hall meeting. I.S. 254, 2452 Washington Av, Bronx.

Energetic Felling of the Old Kosciuszko Bridge. Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


AERIAL DRONE FOOTAGE OF ENERGETIC FELLING OF THE OLD KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE STEEL TRUSS SPANS On Sunday, Governor Cuomo and hundreds of New Yorkers assembled to watch the energetic felling of the old steel truss spans of the Kosciuszko Bridge in […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Government, News, Video
World Dairy Expo 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit:

World Dairy Expo

Wednesday, October 4 — Madison, Wisconsin, truly has got milk. The 51st annual gathering of the World Dairy Expo in the Wisconsin capital began yesterday, and runs through Saturday. The exposition is expected to draw about 75,000 attendees from 90 […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Profile America
Diaz Hosts Italian-American Heritage Month

Diaz Hosts Italian-American Heritage Month

Invites you to join him on
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 PM,
Schiff Family Great Hall

at the Bronx Zoo.

BP Diaz Hosts Bronx Diwali Celebration

BP Diaz Hosts Bronx Diwali Celebration

BP Diaz Hosts Bronx Diwali Celebration On Friday, October 13, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in collaboration with the NYC Commission on Human Rights and Members of the South Asian and Caribbean Communities will host the 3rd Annual […]

Where The Pols Are, October 3

Where The Pols Are, October 3

11:00 AM Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill hold a media availability regarding crime statistics.

John Cerini, GOP candidate, 13CD

Bronx Political Buzz

Does Bronx GOP Council Candidate Have The ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Privately, some Bronx Republicans are questioning whether Council District 13 candidate John “Bronx Tax Man” Cerini has the necessary fire in the belly to takedown Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (who […]

by · October 2, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Political Buzz
Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

Where The Pols Are, October 2

Monday, October 2 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. 10:00 AM – Public Advocate Letitia James hosts a news conference for Workers’ Rights Protections & Releasing Report on Mandatory Arbitration City Hall Steps, New York, NY 10:30 AM […]

Sonny Gray pitching against the Rays. NY Yankees - (screengrab)

CM Espinal Congratulates NY Yankees on Extending Safety Netting

On May 10, 2017 Council Member Espinal first introduced legislation requiring NYC major and minor league ballparks to extend protective netting. Following the Yankee’s announcement on Sunday that the team will significantly expand their protective netting at Yankee Stadium, Council […]

by · October 2, 2017 · News, Sports
October is National Pizza Month. Italian immigrant Gennaro Lombardi opened the first pizzeria in the United States in New York City in 1905.

National Pizza Month

Monday, October 2 — A great many Americans would name pizza high up among their favorite foods, month in and month out. But for the 34th time, October is designated as National Pizza Month. No one knows the exact origin […]

by · October 2, 2017 · Profile America
The Bronx Culture Trolley is Back!

The Bronx Culture Trolley is Back!

The Bronx Culture Trolley returns on October 4. The Bronx Culture Trolley is a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts. Hop on our free trolley for guided tours of art galleries, museums and culture centers. An exciting and unique […]

Ponce Bank Offers Free Wire Transfers to Puerto Rico

Ponce Bank Offers Free Wire Transfers to Puerto Rico

The NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced this week that its member Ponce Bank will offer free wire transfers to Puerto Rico. Participating bank branches, addresses and phone numbers are listed below. Bronx Ponce De Leon Westchester Branch 2244 Westchester […]

Comptroller DiNapoli is pictured with some of the team presenting a check to the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York. Other funds will go to the Humane Society and Convoy of Hope. (Credit: OSC)

Bronx Political Round Up: Trump, Puerto Rico and urban farms

Diaz Calls Out Trump’s ‘Dereliction of Duty’ Over Puerto Rico On Monday, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz took President Trump to task over his tweets about the NFL and NASCAR while Puerto Rican Americans living in dire circumstances did not hear […]

First Levittown Opens

First Levittown Opens

Sunday, October 1 — The nature of American neighborhoods began to take on a new look on this date 70 years ago. That’s when one of the first planned communities built by a real estate developer opened and began receiving […]

by · October 1, 2017 · Profile America