Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 10:33

Celebrate The 19th Amendment giving women the right to Vote, which passed on 8/26/1920

FRIDAY AUGUST 26 @ 6P Information - 718 931 1721

Pelham Bay Park Latin Music Concert Presented by Bronx Arts and NYC Councilman Jimmy Vacca.

Headlines 8/22/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 09:37

TRIPOLI TYRANT TRANSITION. Jig's Up For Missing Moammar Khadafy.

NATO ACTIONS. China Will Respect, Russia Deeply Regrets.

AMERICAN ANXIETY. Poor Economic Times.

MARTIN LUTHER KING. Washington Mall Memorial.

GOOD MORNING IRENE. Hurricane Threatens US.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 22:19

1969: At the age of 27, Moammar Gaddafi leads a bloodless military coup against King Idris and becomes head of the Revolutionary Command Council, the country’s most important role. His proposed merger with Sudan and Egypt fails, along with a series of subsequent Arab alliances he attempts.

1970 - 1971: The new government closes all foreign military bases in the country, expels several thousand Italian residents and closes foreign-operated libraries and cultural centers.

Planned Arial Spraing

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 20:24

The Department of Health will be conducting aerial larviciding for mosquitoes to help prevent West Nile Virus in marsh and non-residential areas of Bronx zip codes 10464/10475 between 6:00AM and 7:00PM from 8/22 - 8/24.

In the event of inclement weather, larviciding will take place 8/23-8/25 during the same time period. Expect to see a low-flying helicopter in the area. For more information please see the attached file or call 311.… - 212-639-9675


Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 17:13

Summer Serenades: The NJMH Summer Music Festival
Etienne Charles, Trinidad Meets Harlem: A Dance
5:45 – 6:30pm
Location: 135th Street & 5th Avenue
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300
In our final concert of our summer music festival, brilliant (and Juilliard Jazz graduate) trumpeter Etienne Charles will tap into the roots and rhythms of his native Trinidad and mash up the jazz energy of Harlem for a dance you won’t want to miss! And . . . it’s free!

Here’s what significant people have had to say about Mr. Charles:


Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 15:30

Adrian Benepe, Commissioner
Appointed January 25, 2002
Manhattan Borough Commissioner (1996-2001)
Tel: (212) 360-1305, Fax: (212) 360-1345

Liam Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner
Appointed February 13, 2002
Tel: (212) 360-1307

Larry Scott Blackmon, Deputy Commissioner, Community Outreach
Appointed February 16, 2010
Tel: (212) 360-3484

Therese Braddick, Deputy Commissioner, Capital Projects
Appointed July 18, 2008
Tel: (718) 760-6602

Robert L. Garafola, Deputy Commissioner, Management and Budget
Appointed February 14, 1986. Re-appointed March 14, 2002


Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 13:24

The National Weather Service has issues a flash flood watch through late tonight. Severe storms for the NYC area. This storm could produce strong winds, hail and very heavy rain.

Today:Steamy. T-Storms. They could produce strong winds. Temperatures and humidity high: 85.

For more information visit:

Hey, What's APP Ning?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 12:33

Friday, August 26, 2011
Summer Garden Festival
Bronx Community Organization and Partners Introduce Summer Film and Food Festival.

Thursday, September 01, 2011
Edible Garden
Mario Batali's Edible Garden commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Family Garden.

Thursday, September 01, 2011
Tenth Annual Farmers Market
ONLY ON WEDNESDAYS!! The New York Botanical Garden’s popular farmers market returns.

Thursday, September 01, 2011
Enjoy special Lego animal displays and activity stations as well as a Zoofari passport tour.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 12:12

Plans are underway to enhance cellular telephone reception in the subway system, and NYC Transit has reached an agreement with a contractor to install a wireless cellular telephone infrastructure in underground stations. This plan will provide service in stations and on platforms, but excludes subway tunnels. Above-ground stations generally already have wireless cellular service by virtue of coverage from service providers’ existing cellular sites.

This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 11:21

This Week Aug 21 - Aug 27

Aug 21, 1959
Hawaii becomes 50th state. President Eisenhower sing documents admitting it into the Union.
Aug 22, 1950
Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour at Forest Hills, NY.
Aug 23, 1902
Fannie Farmer opens cooking school in Boston.She changed the way Americans prepare food.
Aug 24, 79
Vesuvius erupts in Italy, devastating Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands.
Aug 25, 1835
The Great Moon Hoax articles announcing life on the moon appears in the New York Sun.
Aug 26, 1939