Profile America: Food Stamps

Profile America: Food Stamps

On this date in 1959, Congress acted to help low-income Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition by passing a bill creating the food stamps program.

Chairman Crowley Statement on the 6th Anniversary of the End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Chairman Crowley Statement on the 6th Anniversary of the End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Chairman Crowley Statement on the 6th Anniversary of the End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the 6th anniversary of the end of the discriminatory “Don’t […]

by · September 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW AMAZON OFFICE IN NEW YORK CITY WILL CREATE 2,000 JOBS Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Amazonwill expand its presence in New York City with the addition of a 359,000 square-foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West. This […]

September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

Cuomo Announces $10 Million Downtown Bronx Civic Center Grant

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Bronx Civic Center neighborhood in the South Bronx will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the New York City winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in […]

BRONX DA: FEMALE INMATE INDICTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF FELLOW INMATES ON RIKERS ISLAND; CHARGED WITH 136 COUNTS

BRONX DA: FEMALE INMATE INDICTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF FELLOW INMATES ON RIKERS ISLAND; CHARGED WITH 136 COUNTS

NYC Mayor de Blasio joins former Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Cornell Tech school on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office.

Where The Pols Are, September 21

Thursday, September 21 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. On Thursday, Public Advocate James will be Washington, D.C. to attend the Congressional Black […]

What is Rosh Hashanah 

What is Rosh Hashanah 

Tonight at sundown, Jews in New York and across the world began observing the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This is a time of reflection over what the past year has brought, and a time of prayer, hope, and optimism […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Cuomo: “Happy Rosh Hashanah”

Cuomo: “Happy Rosh Hashanah”

On Twitter, Governor Cuomo offered his “warmest wishes for a sweet New Year.” To all those celebrating #RoshHashanah, I send my warmest wishes for a sweet New Year. L’Shanah Tovah. pic.twitter.com/NXvqPUhU6v — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 20, 2017

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, Religion
Word of the Day: September 20, 2017

Word of the Day: September 20, 2017

Prophylactic Definition: (adjective) Acting to defend against or prevent something, especially disease; protective. Synonyms: Preventative Usage: The doctor prescribed a prophylactic antibiotic to the nervous patient.

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

The late great boxing legend Jake LaMotta was a Class of 2003 Bronx Walk of Fame inductee.

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News, Obituary
“The Raging Bull” Last Of The Best

“The Raging Bull” Last Of The Best

Jake LaMotta was appropriately named “The Raging Bull” and outlived the contemporaries of his time.

by · September 20, 2017 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? September 20, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? September 20, 2017

Maxwell Perkins (1884) After joining the publishing firm of Charles Scribner’s Sons, Perkins became an enormously well-regarded editor with a genius for recognizing and fostering new talent. Though best known for the intensive editorial work that shaped Thomas Wolfe’s sprawling […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Chirlane and I want to wish all New Yorkers, especially those celebrating, a happy and healthy new year right before Rosh Hashanah begins. This city is rich with Jewish heritage and culture, and we are all better for it. The […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Quote of the Day: September 20, 2017

Quote of the Day: September 20, 2017

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord. Willa Cather (1873-1947)

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Rendering of fast-charging hub courtesy of ChargePoint

Mayor Announces Fast-Charging EV Hubs in All 5 Boros

City to develop fast charging hubs in every borough in 2018 with new commitment to develop 50 fast charging hubs citywide by 2020 Will help spur adoption of EVs by New Yorkers, with goal of 20% of new car registrations […]