Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Bronx Political Round Up

Bronx Political Round Up

Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction In DACA Case On Tuesday, a federal judge granted Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his fellow Attorneys General’s motion for a preliminary injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s order rescinding DACA. Schneiderman leads the coalition of […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his fifth State of the City address at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 13, 2017. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Where The Pols Are, February 14

Governor Cuomo is in New York City with no announced public schedule. 11:00 AM – Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson hold a news conference to make an announcement. City Hall, Rotunda, Manhattan. 11:00 AM – Bronx Borough President Rubén […]

Valentines and Weddings

Valentines and Weddings

Wednesday, February 14th. While today may not be an official holiday, Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular in the year’s calendar. Its origins are a mix of legends involving two Christian martyrs, a Roman fertility rite, and the […]

by · February 14, 2018 · Cultures, Profile America
AG Schneiderman Files Bombshell Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein, TWC

AG Schneiderman Files Bombshell Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein, TWC

Four Month Investigation Reveals New and Egregious Examples of Sexual Misconduct By Harvey Weinstein and Repeated Violations of New York Law By Company Officials That Endangered Employees  NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today filed suit […]

by · February 13, 2018 · News
WYSK: IT IS NOT FAIR FOR PUERTO RICO AND IT IS NOT FAIR FOR DOÑA JUANA AND DON PEPE HERE IN NEW YORK

WYSK: IT IS NOT FAIR FOR PUERTO RICO AND IT IS NOT FAIR FOR DOÑA JUANA AND DON PEPE HERE IN NEW YORK

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: IT IS NOT FAIR FOR PUERTO RICO AND IT IS NOT FAIR FOR DOÑA JUANA AND DON PEPE HERE IN NEW YORK By Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. You should know that the majority of Democrats in […]

NYS AFL-CIO

Working People’s Day of Action

Thousands of people plan actions to honor Dr. King’s fight for basic freedom for sanitation workers and protest the rigged economy, just days before Supreme Court will hear case meant to attack working people Manhattan, NY – Today, leaders from […]

Celebrate Lunar New Year, February 21

Celebrate Lunar New Year, February 21

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer cordially invites you to celebrate Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Doors Open at 6:00pm Program is from 6:30pm – 8:30pm Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd Flushing, New York 11354 […]

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Where The Pols Are, February 13 — State of the City

The state Legislature is in session. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. 8:30 AM – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at the New York Immigration Coalition Annual City Legislative Breakfast. Tribeca Grill, 375 Greenwich Street, […]

Profile America: Boston Latin — America’s First Public School

Profile America: Boston Latin — America’s First Public School

Tuesday, February 13. This date marks the anniversary in 1635 of the organizing of America’s first public school — the Boston Latin School — long before there was a United States. Established in April that year, among its later students […]

Bronx Political Round Up: Sex Offenders Barred

Bronx Political Round Up: Sex Offenders Barred

Council Ethics Committee Votes to Sanction CM King The NY Post reports that Co-op City Councilman Andy King has been ordered to take sensitivity training after an ethics panel found Monday that he paid “unwanted attention” to a female staffer. […]

February is Wise Health Care Consumer Month.

Wise Health Care Consumer Month

The nation’s first college of pharmacy was founded in Philadelphia on this date in 1821, an appropriate anniversary to note that many health care organizations prescribe February as Wise Health Care Consumer Month. The “Rx” for Americans is to invest […]

by · February 12, 2018 · Health & Nutrition, History
Where The Pols Are, February 12: Public Advocate Tish James

Where The Pols Are, February 12: Public Advocate Tish James

Monday, February 12, 2018 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. The state Legislature is in session. 8:00 AM – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at the New York Urban League Champions of Diversity (COD) Awards […]

Profile America: NAACP

Profile America: NAACP

Monday, February 12. One of the nation’s earliest civil rights organizations is 109 years old today — the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Founded to combat lynching and segregation, the NAACP continues to work toward greater opportunities […]

by · February 12, 2018 · History, Profile America
Cuomo’s Illegal ‘I Love NY’ Signs Flout Federal Law

Cuomo’s Illegal ‘I Love NY’ Signs Flout Federal Law

ILLEGAL SIGNS DEFY LOGIC, DEFY LAWS, DEFY TAXPAYERS By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) The governor’s illegal, unnecessary, and now-infamous highway road signs are no longer merely a point of controversy. They are now costing New York millions […]

by · February 11, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
THE NYBG ORCHID SHOW 2018

THE NYBG ORCHID SHOW 2018

The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden opens Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 Featuring Installations by Acclaimed Belgian Floral Artist Daniel Ost Now in its 16th year, The Orchid Show will showcase thousands of […]

by · February 11, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, News