Articles by: Sal Conforto

Word of the Day: August 29, 2018

Word of the Day: August 29, 2018

boorish Definition: (adjective) Ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance. Synonyms: loutish, neanderthal, oafish, swinish Usage: He was boorish and insensitive, and he made her cry far too often, but she loved him regardless.  

by · August 29, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 28, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? August 28, 2018

Vladimir Shukhov (1853) Though less widely known than his contemporaries Thomas Edison and Gustave Eiffel, Russian engineer, scientist, and architect Vladimir Shukhov has drawn comparisons to both of them. His innovations in the petroleum refining process and the means of […]

by · August 28, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 28, 2018

Quote of the Day: August 28, 2018

It is as natural to die, as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful, as the other. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)  

by · August 28, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 28, 2018

Word of the Day: August 28, 2018

ad-lib Definition: (adjective) Said or done without having been planned or written in advance. Synonyms: spontaneous, unwritten Usage: The bride’s father made a few ad-lib remarks at the rehearsal dinner, and they turned out to be the most memorable and […]

by · August 28, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 27, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? August 27, 2018

Helen Gibson (1892) Gibson was an American film actress, producer, trick rider, and rodeo performer, but her greatest claim to fame was that she was the first professional American stuntwoman. She got her start in stunt work doubling for Helen […]

by · August 27, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 27, 2018

Quote of the Day: August 27, 2018

Who has not remarked the readiness with which the closest of friends and honestest of men suspect and accuse each other of cheating when they fall out on money matters? William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)  

by · August 27, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 27, 2018

Word of the Day: August 27, 2018

splendiferous Definition: (adjective) Having great beauty and splendor. Synonyms: resplendent, splendid, glorious Usage: For our 10th anniversary, we went to the most expensive restaurant in the city and had a truly splendiferous meal.   word

by · August 27, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 24, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? August 24, 2018

Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (1872) A charming, witty, and elegant English caricaturist and writer, Beerbohm used his pen to parody whatever was pretentious, affected, or absurd in his famous and fashionable contemporaries. His works include A Christmas Garland, a collection […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 24, 2018

Quote of the Day: August 24, 2018

There’s enough sorrow in the world, isn’t there, without trying to invent it. E. M. Forster (1879-1970)  

by · August 24, 2018 · Bulletin Board

Word of the Day: August 24, 2018

self-abasement Definition: (noun) Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority. Synonyms: self-mortification, penance Usage: “Let them break my heart if they like,” she had thought to herself, in the self-abasement of that bitter moment; […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Carnegie Hall Citywide September–November 2018 Calendar

Carnegie Hall Citywide September–November 2018 Calendar

  CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2018 CALENDAR Following an exciting kickoff at Bryant Park, the Carnegie Hall Citywide free concert series continues this fall with a vocal recital and jazz in Manhattan, Cuban son and Greek dance in […]

by · August 23, 2018 · Bulletin Board

Daybreak Proposed Group Home for 1925 Holland Avenue

Members of Community Board 11 plan on meeting with Daybreak Independent Services to discuss the attached proposal for 1925 Holland Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Morris Park Community Association, 1824 Bronxdale Avenue on Thursday, August 23, 2018 […]

by · August 23, 2018 · Bulletin Board

NOTICE OF SALE – SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (FOLEY SQUARE) Brown, Royston

NOTICE OF SALE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (FOLEY SQUARE) GUSTAVIA HOME, LLC; Plaintiff v. ROYSTON BROWN, et al; Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff: Hasbani & Light, P.C., 450 7th Ave, Suite 1408, NY, NY 10123; (646) 490-6677 Pursuant to judgment […]

by · August 23, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 23, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? August 23, 2018

Henry Lee Lucas (1936) Lucas had an abusive upbringing and began exhibiting violent behavior at an early age—even killing his own mother when he was 23. Little did officers know when they arrested him in 1983 on a weapons charge […]

by · August 23, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 23, 2018

Quote of the Day: August 23, 2018

By humbly and frankly acknowledging yourself to be in the wrong, there is no knowing, my son, what good you may do. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)  

by · August 23, 2018 · Bulletin Board