Whose Birthday Is It? November 2, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? November 2, 2017

James Knox Polk (1795) A native southerner and friend of Andrew Jackson, Polk was elected president of the US in 1845. During his administration, the US made large territorial gains. Polk peacefully negotiated the Oregon border dispute with Britain, while […]

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Quote of the Day: November 2, 2017

Quote of the Day: November 2, 2017

Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

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Senator Jeff Klein announces nearly $1 million in funding for Hunts Point Food Distribution Center

Senator Jeff Klein announces nearly $1 million in funding for Hunts Point Food Distribution Center

Senator Jeff Klein announces nearly $1 million in funding for Hunts Point Food Distribution Center Two grants will be used for improvements at the meat and produce markets Bronx, NY – Senator Jeff Klein announced nearly $1 million in funding […]

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A sad looking girl with no arms greets visitors to the fun house hosted by the New York City Parks Department.--Photo by David Greene

600 Enjoy Spook-Fest at Oval

600 Enjoy Spook-Fest at Oval by David Greene Parks Department officials say 600 youngsters and parents enjoyed a free, spooky fun-house experience at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center in Norwood on Friday, October 2. The recreation center was re-designed in […]

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Pumpkin Smash, 2017!

Pumpkin Smash, 2017!

Pumpkin Smash, 2017! Bring Your Pumpkins, Jack-o-lanterns and Gourds for a Smashing Good Time! Wondering what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween? Bring your pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and gourds to Pumpkin Smash events throughout the city. Hosted by the NYC […]

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Members of the NYPD's 42nd Precinct are all set for a spook-tacular event.--Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Public Invited to ‘Haunted Cells’ Tour at 42nd Precinct

Public Invited to ‘Haunted Cells’ Tour at 42nd Precinct by David Greene The NYPD invited the general public to visit the 42nd Precincts Halloween Haunted Cells on 10-31-17, at 830 Washington Avenue. Officials warned that no one under 12 years […]

by · November 2, 2017 · Local Events, News, Photos
Word of the Day: November 1, 2017

Word of the Day: November 1, 2017

Importunity Definition: (noun) Insistent solicitation and entreaty. Synonyms: Urgency, Urging Usage: And to the importunity of their persisted questionings he had finally given in; and it came to pass that every one now knew the shameful story of his wretched […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 1, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? November 1, 2017

Grantland Rice (1880) Born in Tennessee, Rice began his career as a reporter with the Nashville News in 1901 before moving to New York. There, he became known as the “Dean of American Sportswriters.” For decades, he was in charge […]

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Quote of the Day: November 1, 2017

Quote of the Day: November 1, 2017

My toast would be, may our country always be successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

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Chairman Crowley Statement on Terrorist Attack in Manhattan

Chairman Crowley Statement on Terrorist Attack in Manhattan

Chairman Crowley Statement on Terrorist Attack in Manhattan (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in lower Manhattan: “America is heartbroken after a needless act of terror took the […]

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DSNY Awards Ralph Alonso the Gold Medal of Honor for His Help in Catching EMT Arroyo Suspect

DSNY Awards Ralph Alonso the Gold Medal of Honor for His Help in Catching EMT Arroyo Suspect

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Chairman Crowley Statement on Alexander-Murray Health Care Compromise

Chairman Crowley Statement on Alexander-Murray Health Care Compromise

Chairman Crowley Statement on Alexander-Murray Health Care Compromise (Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the health care compromise announced today by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray: “President Trump and congressional […]

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Bronx Chamber of Commerce Salutes Five Veteran Heroes

Bronx Chamber of Commerce Salutes Five Veteran Heroes

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Hurricane Relief for USVI, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Relief for USVI, Puerto Rico

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie hosted a hurricane relief drive for the US Virgin Islands and other islands in the Caribbean who have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

by · November 1, 2017 · Disaster Relief, News
Key to the City: A Family Resource Day

Key to the City: A Family Resource Day

by · November 1, 2017 · Bulletin Board