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Word of the Day: May 16, 2020

Word of the Day: May 16, 2020

lollygag  Definition: (verb) To waste time by puttering aimlessly; dawdle. Synonyms: footle, hang around, mill about, tarry, loiter, lounge, lurk, linger, loaf Usage: I spent my vacation just lollygagging around my house, but now it is time to get back to work. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? May 15, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 15, 2020

Richard Avedon (1923) A major figure in fashion photography, Avedon studied photography in the US Merchant Marine. He became a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar in the 1940s and was later was associated with Vogue. Known for his stark, black-and-white portraits of people in unusual poses, Avedon redefined fashion photography as an art form. However, many consider his magnum opus to be what 1985 book documenting something very different from fashion? More…

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Quote of the Day: May 15, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 15, 2020

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Word of the Day: May 15, 2020

Word of the Day: May 15, 2020

glower  Definition: (noun) A sullen or angry stare. Synonyms: glare Usage: His frown deepened into a glower of resentment. Discuss.

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COUNCILMEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS FOR RESTORATION OF $20 MILLION CUNY ASAP FUNDS, DENOUNCES DISINVESTMENT IN IGHER EDUCATION

Bronx, NY – Today Council Member Fernando Cabrera called on Mayor deBlasio to restore a proposed $20 million cut in funding for a critical program that assists low-income CUNY students. “The ASAP program has been a lifeline for students pursuing […]

by · May 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? May 14, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 14, 2020

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316) Charles IV was a 14th-century Holy Roman Emperor, German king, and king of Bohemia. He was educated at the French court and fought the English at Crécy, where the heroic death of his father, John of Luxemburg, made him king of Bohemia. Pope Clement VI, to whom he had promised far-reaching concessions, helped secure his election as anti-king to Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV. After the death of Louis in 1347, Charles claimed the crown. He is considered the father of what modern-day nation? More…

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Quote of the Day: May 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 14, 2020

The sea—this truth must be confessed—has no generosity. No display of manly qualities—courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness—has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)  

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Word of the Day: May 14, 2020

Word of the Day: May 14, 2020

timorous Definition: (adjective) Full of apprehensiveness; timid. Synonyms: trepid, fearful Usage: The timorous child huddled alone in the corner while the rest of his classmates played in the schoolyard. Discuss.

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Bronx BP Issues ‘Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19’ Report

Bronx BP Issues ‘Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19’ Report

Bronx BP Issues ‘Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19’ Report Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report outlining the environment the borough’s housing not-for-profit organizations are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

by · May 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? May 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 13, 2020

Maria Theresa of Austria (1717) Maria Theresa became Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Bohemia and Hungary upon the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. Lacking a male heir, he had initiated the Pragmatic Sanction providing for female heirs to inherit the Habsburg property and throne. She married Emperor Francis I and bore him 16 children, 10 of whom survived to adulthood. Two of their sons became emperors, and two of their daughters became queens. One queen was Marie Antoinette of France. Who was the other? More…

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Quote of the Day: May 13, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 13, 2020

Awake, arise, or be forever fallen! John Milton (1608-1674)

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Word of the Day: May 13, 2020

Word of the Day: May 13, 2020

wamble Definition: (verb) Move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion. Synonyms: waggle Usage: As John wambled into the kitchen for his morning coffee, his head pounding and stomach reeling, he made a silent vow never to get drunk again. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? May 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 12, 2020

Gustav I of Sweden (1496?) Considered the father of modern Sweden, Gustav I was king of Sweden and founder of the Vasa dynasty. A senator’s son, he became a leader in the rebellion against the Danes, who controlled most of Sweden. In 1523—having won Sweden’s independence—he was elected king. He was an autocratic ruler and built a strong monarchy and an efficient administration. Aside from his temper, he was known for his love of music and sly wit. How did being beaten with a baking implement supposedly save his life? More…

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Quote of the Day: May 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 12, 2020

That’s the reason they’re called lessons…because they lessen from day to day. Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

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Word of the Day: May 12, 2020

Word of the Day: May 12, 2020

palpitate Definition: (verb) Shake with fast, tremulous movements. Synonyms: quake, quiver Usage: The encounter with the robber made me palpitate with fear, and hours passed before I stopped shaking. Discuss.

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