Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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
Profile America: National Junk Food Day

Profile America: National Junk Food Day

Thursday, July 20 — A substantial and recurring feature of national media reporting is devoted to nutrition and health. There, doctors and public health officials express concerns about obesity, diabetes and the quality of the diet of many Americans. However, […]

Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Where The Pols Are, July 19

Wednesday, July 19 Governor Cuomo is in Nassau County and New York City. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is in the North Country. 8:30 AM – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers keynote address at Accountants Club of America and New York State […]

America's first 18-hole golf course constructed on a sheep farm in Downer's Grove. Pinterest

America’s First 18-Hole Golf Course

Wednesday, July 19 — The first 18-hole golf course in the United States opened this week in 1893 in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. The course was an expansion of an existing 9-hole facility. The Chicago Golf Club soon moved to a […]

by · July 19, 2017 · Profile America
Where The Pols Are, July 18

Where The Pols Are, July 18

Tuesday, July 18 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Niagara County and Monroe County. Speaker Heastie is in Rochester on Tuesday, July 18th where he will tour Carpenters’ Rochester Apprentice Training Center and the flood-damaged waterfront. 9:00 AM – Lieutenant Governor […]