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Word of the Day: September 9, 2020

Word of the Day: September 9, 2020

stopgap Definition: (noun) An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient. Synonyms: make-do, makeshift Usage: This is not an acceptable long term solution, just a stopgap. Discuss.

by · September 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Senator Bailey at the U.S. Census table with the U.S. Census workers.

Senator Bailey Book Bag and Food Giveaway

On the Friday before the Labor Day Holiday State Senator Jamaal Bailey held his Annual Labor Day Barbecue and Book Bag Giveaway. This year however due to COVID-19 Senator Bailey didn’t hold a barbecue, but gave away 750 pre-made barbecue […]

by · September 8, 2020 · Bulletin Board
VAN NEST NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE —SEPT MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING — 9.14.2020 at 7:00pm

VAN NEST NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE —SEPT MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING — 9.14.2020 at 7:00pm

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Whose Birthday Is It? September 8, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 8, 2020

Alfred Jarry (1873) Jarry was a French writer. After exhausting the inheritance that had allowed him to move to Paris at 18, he led a life of calculated buffoonery. His 1896 farce, Ubu Roi, is considered a forerunner of theatre of the absurd and of Surrealism. It featured the grotesque Père Ubu, a repulsive and cowardly hero based on one of his former teachers. The brilliant imagery and wit of his works usually lapse into unintelligible symbolism. A heavy drinker, he died at 34. What was his last request? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 8, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 8, 2020

Amnesty, n.: The state’s magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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Word of the Day: September 8, 2020

Word of the Day: September 8, 2020

preponderate  Definition: (verb) To be greater than something else, as in power, force, quantity, or importance; predominate. Synonyms: overbalance, outweigh Usage: In balancing his faults with his perfections, the latter seemed rather to preponderate. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? September 7, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 7, 2020

Jacob Lawrence (1917) Lawrence was a leading black artist who portrayed African-American life, experience, and history with vivid, stylized realism. He was only in his twenties when his series depicting the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North thrust him into the national spotlight. His use of somber browns and black for shadows and outlines in an otherwise vibrant palette lends his work a distinctive overtone, as does his flat painting style. Where can one view his last public work? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 7, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 7, 2020

To retire is not to flee, and there is no wisdom in waiting when danger outweighs hope, and it is the part of wise men to preserve themselves to-day for to-morrow, and not risk all in one day. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) 

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Word of the Day: September 7, 2020

Word of the Day: September 7, 2020

chaparral  Definition: (noun) Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes. Synonyms: scrub, bush Usage: Only the canyons were wooded, while the higher and more distant hills were furry with chaparral. Discuss.

by · September 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 5, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 5, 2020

Arthur Koestler (1905) Born in Hungary, Koestler was an influential Communist journalist in Berlin in the 1930s. He was captured by fascist forces while on assignment during the Spanish Civil War and was later held in a concentration camp after the German invasion of France. In 1940, inspired by his break with Communism, he published his most important novel, Darkness at Noon, an examination of the moral dangers of totalitarianism. How did the terminally ill Koestler show his support for voluntary euthanasia? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 5, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 5, 2020

Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

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Word of the Day: September 5, 2020

Word of the Day: September 5, 2020

hogwash  Definition: (noun) Worthless, false, or ridiculous speech or writing; nonsense. Synonyms: bunkum, guff, rot Usage: The entire article is hogwash, and I demand that you print a retraction posthaste! Discuss.

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(L - R) 80th A.D. State Committeewoman Sandra Pabon, 80th A.D. Male District Leader Marcos Sierra, Community Activist Shelia Sanchez, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, 80th A.D. Female District Leader Irene Estrada, 81st A.D. Male District Leader Eric Dinowitz, and Aleksander Nilaj of the Albanian American Open Hand Association.

Norwood Food and Face Mask Giveaway

It was not the normal Thursday evening on East 204th Street for the weekly 80th Assembly District free food and mask giveaway. This Thursday there were two Male District Leaders in the 80th A.D. Marcos Sierra is the Male District […]

by · September 4, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Uncategorized
Whose Birthday Is It? September 4, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 4, 2020

Anton Bruckner (1824) Bruckner was an Austrian composer who established a reputation as a virtuoso organist in Vienna. However, as a composer, he gained recognition slowly. He was 60 before he achieved fame with his 1884 Symphony No. 7 in E Major, one of nine that he completed. Socially awkward and eccentric, he developed a pattern of courting much younger women without success. Bruckner once accidentally alienated an influential critic after getting mixed up in a feud between what two famous composers? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 4, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 4, 2020

Gallows, n.: A stage for the performance of miracle plays, in which the leading actor is translated to heaven. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) 

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