A view of Stan's Sports Bar touting the slogan 'Across from the Real House That Ruth Built'. Street barricades are being built to hold tables and chairs for outside eating and drinking.

Yankee Stadium Business Area Gets Ready For Friday Home Opener

The delay in the New York Yankee home opener gave some area businesses extra time to set up for the weekend series with Yankee arch rival Boston Red Sox. Stan’s Sports Bar, Across from the ‘Real House That Ruth Built’ […]

by · July 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 30, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 30, 2020

Smedley Darlington Butler (1881) Born to a Quaker family in Pennsylvania, Butler joined the US Marines as a teenager. He was decorated for bravery and leadership and advanced through the ranks, but after retiring, he became a proponent of isolationism and an outspoken critic of the government. He believed that he and the military had been used to further the business interests of wealthy Americans under the pretense of defending the country. According to legend, whose long-lost amputated arm did Butler once locate? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 30, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 30, 2020

One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Word of the Day: July 30, 2020

Word of the Day: July 30, 2020

higgledy-piggledy  Definition: (adjective) In utter disorder. Synonyms: hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy, disorderly Usage: My mother ordered me to straighten up my room and get rid of the higgledy-piggledy piles of clothing littering my floor.

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The volunteers with councilman Andy King.

Shoelace Park Clean Up By Councilman Andy King, Bronx River Alliance, the Local Community, and the National Guard

In what the Bronx Borough President has declared ‘Clean Up Monday’s’ This past Monday in Council District 12 was Clean Up Shoelace Park located at Bronx River Parkway and East 219th Street. Over 25 volunteers from the Bronx River Alliance, […]

by · July 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 29, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 29, 2020

Ken Burns (1953) Burns is an acclaimed American director and producer of lengthy historical documentaries. Known for his extensive use of archival footage and photographs, he is considered one of the most influential documentarians in the US. His films have been among public television’s most-watched programs, and include The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The War, and The National Parks. The Civil War is considered to be his masterpiece. What is the “Ken Burns Effect”? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 29, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 29, 2020

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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Word of the Day: July 29, 2020

Word of the Day: July 29, 2020

purloin  Definition: (verb) To steal, often in a violation of trust. Synonyms: cabbage, filch, pilfer, snarf, swipe, abstract, nobble, pinch, sneak, hook, lift Usage: Someone at the party purloined my emerald ring! Discuss.

by · July 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 28, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 28, 2020

Malcolm Lowry (1909) Lowry was an English writer known for his articulation of the spiritual desolation of the modern individual. His reputation rests on the semi-autobiographical 1947 novel Under the Volcano. Set in Mexico—from which Lowry was once deported—it recounts the last day of a dispirited, alcoholic, former British consul. Though critically praised, it received popular recognition only after Lowry’s death—probably from the effects of alcoholism—at 47. What is listed as his official cause of death? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 28, 2020

Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 

by · July 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 28, 2020

Word of the Day: July 28, 2020

dither  Definition: (noun) An excited state of agitation. Synonyms: fuss, pother, tizzy, flap Usage: I was in such a dither while getting dressed this morning that I accidentally left the house with mismatched shoes. Discuss.

by · July 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Budget Equity Act Press Conference

At 1 PM Monday several current State Senators, members of the State Assembly, and Democratic Party candidates in November held a press conference to discuss what they are trying to do in the state legislature.  It is called the Budget […]

by · July 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 27, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 27, 2020

Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko (1853) Korolenko was a Ukrainian-Russian writer. Arrested for revolutionary activities in 1879, he was sent to various places of exile where he wrote many of his lyrical short stories, notable for their descriptions of desolate nature and the lives of the poor. After 1895, he devoted himself to liberal journalism. Greatly honored in Russia, he reservedly welcomed the 1917 revolution but later opposed the Bolsheviks. His most famous story, “Makar’s Dream,” describes a dying peasant’s dream—of what? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 27, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 27, 2020

You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person’s strength. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) 

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Word of the Day: July 27, 2020

Word of the Day: July 27, 2020

upbraid  Definition: (verb) Express criticism towards. Synonyms: reproach Usage: Eleanor upbraided her husband for forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning. Discuss. 

by · July 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board