Articles by: Michael Benjamin

New York Unity Race 2018

New York Unity Race 2018

Run, jog, walk. Sign up for the New York Unity Race in the Bronx. Race day on September 8 sponsored by the Crotona Park Running Club. Register online at NY Unity Race 2018. $25 registration fee. Free Race day t-shirt.

Where The Pols Are, July 26

Where The Pols Are, July 26

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at the Sapolin Accessibility Awards, Gracie Mansion, 7:30 PM.

WYSK: Why I Write “What You Should Know”

WYSK: Why I Write “What You Should Know”

By Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that The New York City Council’s Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into the writing and distribution of my weekly column, which I titled “What You Should Know” (WYSK). It is important […]

by · July 25, 2018 · News, What You Should Know
Orchard Beach Summer Concert Series, July 29

Orchard Beach Summer Concert Series, July 29

Summer Concert Series July 29 at Orchard Beach, Section 9, 1-5 PM Salsa, merengue and funk.

Profile America: First TV Commercial

Profile America: First TV Commercial

“America runs on Bulova time” was the entire audio portion of the first advertisement on a commercial TV station.

by · July 23, 2018 · Profile America, Television
Bronx Democratic County Dinner 2018

Bronx Democratic County Dinner 2018

The high point of this year’s Bronx Democratic County Dinner came when ex-assemblywoman and former Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene got a Lifetime Achievement Award and portrait.

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Sunday, July 22nd. 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 known. […]

by · July 22, 2018 · Census, Family, Profile America
Latest Bronx Shooting

Latest Bronx Shooting

By Robert Press Just before eleven Thursday night a man was shot in the face near the corner of Morris Park Avenue and Van Buren Street in the 49th Precinct. Police did not identify the unknown victim who was rushed […]

by · July 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Crime, News
Nebraska State Historical Society

Profile America: Rocky Mountain Locusts Swarm

On this date in 1874, the largest swarm of Rocky Mountain Locusts ever recorded blackened the skies from the Dakotas to Texas.

by · July 20, 2018 · History, Profile America, Science
Orchard Beach Concert Series Lineup, July 22

Orchard Beach Concert Series Lineup, July 22

Orchard Beach Concert Series July 22 lineup: Ricardo Jerome & The Fusion Band
plus Fuerza Positiva, 1-5 PM on the Main Stage at Section 9.

Governor Cuomo Rallies to Protect Reproductive Rights (Flickr)

Where The Pols Are, July 20: Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Bronx Economic Snapshot and Senior Health Fair

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli holds a press conference and releases the Bronx Economic Snapshot, Arthur Avenue Retail Market, 11 AM.

5TH ANNUAL BRONX CAN SENIOR HEALTH FAIR!

5TH ANNUAL BRONX CAN SENIOR HEALTH FAIR!

Fifth annual Bronx Can Senior Health Fair, Friday, July 20 at Monroe College, 2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx. 12-3PM

Profile America: The 18-Hole Truth

Profile America: The 18-Hole Truth

The first 18-hole golf course in the United States opened on this date in 1893 in Downer’s Grove, Illinois.

Where The Pols Are, July 18: Autism, Stated Meeting, Billy Joel and more

Where The Pols Are, July 18: Autism, Stated Meeting, Billy Joel and more

Mayor de Blasio will deliver remarks at the Bronx County Democrats Dinner. 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine opened on this date in 1782.

Profile America: For Harvard, It Was Tooth or Consequences

On this date in 1867, Harvard University opened the first dental school associated with a medical school.