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Assemblywoman Karines Reyes listening to VNNA Vice-President Sharlene Jackson-Mendez.

October Van Nest Neighborhood Association Meeting

VNNA President Bernadette Ferrara opened the monthly meeting with the Presidents Report, which included mention of the Sunday’s Bronx Columbus Day Parade. She mentioned that this year the parade would start at Bronxdale Avenue and turn up Williamsbridge Road ending […]

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 10, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 10, 2019

? Thelonious Monk (1917)One of the key innovators of modern jazz, Monk worked as a pianist in the early 1940s at Minton’s Playhouse and other clubs where the rudiments of the new jazz style were being developed. Known for his highly idiosyncratic, percussive playing, he performed with many notable jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, before recording under his own name beginning in 1947. Monk is one of only five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time magazine. Who are the other four? More… 

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 10, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 10, 2019

The distinction between freedom and liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a living specimen of either. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 10, 2019

Word of the Day: October 10, 2019

petiole  Definition: (noun) The slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf. Synonyms: leafstalk Usage: Beth pruned her plants methodically, snipping dead leaves at their petioles and throwing them in the compost. Discuss. 

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 9, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 9, 2019

Walter O’Malley (1903) Born in New York City, O’Malley was the owner of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1950 to 1979. In 1958, he moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and helped to coordinate the move of the New York Giants to San Francisco at a time when there were no teams west of Missouri. Though ultimately successful, the transplantation of the Dodgers made O’Malley a target of vilification by Brooklyn fans. However, some blame what powerful official for the team’s move? More…

by · October 9, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 9, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 9, 2019

It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

by · October 9, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 9, 2019

Word of the Day: October 9, 2019

habitant  Definition: (noun) A person who inhabits a particular place. Synonyms: denizen, dweller Usage: The cave’s only habitant appeared filthy and unshaven, suggesting that he had been living there for some time. Discuss.

by · October 9, 2019 · Bulletin Board
35th Annual Bronx Veteran’s Day Parade 11/10/19

35th Annual Bronx Veteran’s Day Parade 11/10/19

by · October 8, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 8, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 8, 2019

Harriet Taylor Mill (1807) Harriet Taylor Mill was a philosopher and women’s rights advocate who is largely remembered for the influence she had on her second husband, John Stuart Mill, one of the preeminent thinkers of the 19th century. The two met while Harriet was still married. Two years after her first husband died, Harriet and John married following a 20-year friendship. She read and commented on all of his material, and he considered her an equal collaborator. What essays did Harriet write during their marriage? More…

by · October 8, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 8, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 8, 2019

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

by · October 8, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 8, 2019

Word of the Day: October 8, 2019

horologist  Definition: (noun) Someone who makes or repairs watches. Synonyms: watchmaker Usage: My neighbor, Paula, is an amateur horologist, so she may be able to figure out why your watch has stopped. Discuss. 

by · October 8, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Farah Rubin of Councilman Mark Gjonaj's office explains Participatory Budgeting, and how one million dollars is to be voted on by the people of the district for items rhat garner the most votes within the one million dollar limit.

Participatory Budgeting event at Bronx House

There are thirty-nine members in the City Council Participatory Budgeting Program where one million dollars is set aside to go to items in each council district that the voters choose. This is the first year that Councilman Mark Gjonaj is […]

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Miranda family enjoy some local food before the movie starts.

Westchester Square Movie Night

Saturday Evening Lane Avenue in Westchester Square was closed to all traffic and turned into a pedestrian mall with tables and chairs, a giant inflatable slide, and a movie truck to show a movie when sundown arrived, Children enjoyed the […]

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 7, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 7, 2019

Caesar Rodney (1728) Rodney was a key American Revolutionary leader. As a member of the Continental Congress, when he heard of the deadlock on the vote for independence, he rode 80 miles through a thunderstorm to arrive in Philadelphia “in his boots and spurs” on July 2, 1776—just in time to cast the decisive vote in favor of independence. The wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved two days later, and Rodney became a signatory on August 2. Soon after, he was elected president of what? More…

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 7, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 7, 2019

If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board