Whose Birthday Is It? October 21, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 21, 2020

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (1917) Considered one of the main innovators of bebop along with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. His virtuosity and comic wit—in addition to his trademark puffed cheeks and 45-degree upturned trumpet bell—made him one of the most charismatic and influential musicians in jazz. Gillespie was once struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Though he was injured only slightly, a jury awarded him $1,000 because he could no longer do what? More…

by · October 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 21, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 21, 2020

Love…roots up the will like a leaf, and sweeps the whole heart into the abyss. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

by · October 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 21, 2020

Word of the Day: October 21, 2020

antediluvian Definition: (adjective) So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period. Synonyms: antiquated, archaic Usage: My grandfather’s antediluvian ideas about relationships and marriage are frequently at odds with my views. Discuss.

by · October 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and 12th City Council candidate Kevin Riley hold boxes of food for the next two people on line.

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and 12th City Council Candidate Kevin Riley in Coop-City Food and Reusable Bag Giveaway

The Metropolitan Council donated three-hundred boxes of food, and reusable shopping bags with a face mask and small bottle of spray hand sanitizer was provided by Empire Health Plan and more reusable bags by the Department of Sanitation. Term Limited […]

by · October 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 20, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 20, 2020

Pauline Bonaparte (1780) A woman of great beauty and considerable scandal, Pauline Bonaparte was Napoleon’s favorite sister. She accompanied her first husband on an expedition to subdue Haiti, but he failed and died of yellow fever. Pauline then married a Roman nobleman, but she soon tired of him and returned to Paris, where her scandalous conduct earned her a reputation. Pauline was the only one of Napoleon’s siblings to come to his aid when he was exiled to Elba, despite having incurred his disfavor for what? More…

by · October 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 20, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 20, 2020

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

by · October 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 20, 2020

Word of the Day: October 20, 2020

indignation Definition: (noun) Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger. Synonyms: outrage Usage: I could hardly contain my indignation at his disparaging comments. Discuss.

by · October 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The NYCDOT tow truck at the corner of Pelham Parkway South and Wallace Avenue.

New York City Department of Traffic Getting Tough on Those Who Park in Red Zones

If you park in a Red Zone (No Standing Anytime) you are liable to have your car booted, and then towed away by the New York City Department of Traffic.  Saturday morning I came upon a situation where I saw […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Is Crime in the Bronx Going Up?

The number of murders in the Bronx for 2019 totaled 84. In the CompStat Report Covering the week of 10/5/2020 through 10/11/2020 the number of murders in the Bronx was 84, thus equaling the 2019 number with more than 11 weeks […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 19, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 19, 2020

John McLoughlin (1784) A Canadian doctor and fur trader, McLoughlin became administrator of the far western region of England’s Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1820s. In spite of the strained relations between Britain and the US, “the Father of Oregon” offered help to American settlers in the disputed territory. After an 1846 treaty established the US-Canadian border farther north than he had hoped, he claimed a large tract of land whose ownership he disputed with the US until his death. Who was he accused of murdering? More…

by · October 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 19, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 19, 2020

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

by · October 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 19, 2020

Word of the Day: October 19, 2020

profligacy Definition: (noun) The trait of spending extravagantly. Synonyms: prodigality, extravagance Usage: They fell on hard times but did not curb their spending, and this profligacy soon brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Discuss.

by · October 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
14th Congressional candidate John Cummings addresses the crowd.

AOC Opponent John Cummings nets $5.5 million from donors

Former NYPD officer and high school civics teacher John Cummings announced that he will be filing a 3rd quarter FEC report that shows he raised $5.5 million from 126,000 donors this quarter alone. He has raised $8.8 million throughout the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Election News, News, Politics
A mock funeral deriding Gov Cuomo’s leadership, featured a hearse and a coffin filled with copies of his new book, written during the height of the pandemic. Credit: Lighthouse Public Affairs

GRIEVING FAMILIES DEMAND CUOMO APOLOGY

On Sunday, grieving family members, surrounded by supporters, gathered in front of the Cobble Hill Health Center to demand an apology from Governor Cuomo on behalf of loved ones lost due to his March Nursing Home Advisory. The event, a funeral […]

City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Hartzog, Jiha Get New City Hall Gigs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jacques Jiha as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. Hartzog previously served as Budget Director and Jiha served as the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Government, News