Bronx Courthouse

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 23:25

The Beaux-Arts building is located on the Grand Concourse and East 158th street. It was built in 1933 by architects M Hausel and J Freedlander.

The structure was erected when the Bronx was a borough, but not yet a county. The Bronx only attained county status in 1914 and until then, it was a part of New York County, which since 1914 has been made up of the Borough of Manhattan.

Hall of Justice

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 23:20

The Bronx Hall Of Justice is on 161st street and Morris Avenue. This glass building is where judicial transparency is not only a metaphor but also literally and figuratively. More than forty courtrooms, seven lucky grand jury rooms, NYC Department of Corrections, NYC Department of Probation, and Bronx District Attorney's office.
This is one of the largest courthouses in USA.

NYC Parks To Offer Free Wi-Fi

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 22:39

AT&T is launching 26 new Wi-Fi hot spots in 20 NYC parks in all five boroughs, including the Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx. AT&T says that the hot spots are free to use for AT&T customers and non-customers alike. They say this is done without any charge to New York taxpayers.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 22:20

On 6/13/1971 The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers," a top-secret Defense Department study on the United States political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 through 1967. On the 40th anniversary, this Monday, June 13th, our government will mark the study declassified and release it to the public.

On Saturday, June 11 at 6:00pm ET, tune in to C-SPAN Radio to hear the landmark 1971 Supreme Court Oral Argument as the Nixon Administration attempted to prevent the New York Times and Washington Post from publishing the Pentagon Papers.

On Sunday, June 12 at 5:20pm ET, tune in to American History TV on C-SPAN 3 to view a panel discussion from 2006, marking the 35th anniversary of when the New York Times first published the story. Panelists included Daniel Ellsberg who first leaked the study to the New York Times.

Dow Closes Below 12,000 for the First Time Since March

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 22:12

The Dow Jones industrial average closed under the 12,000-point mark on Friday. This is the first time since March 18, 2011.

Analysts attribute this decline to a general sense that the global economy is slowing and to fresh reminders that European debt problems are entrenched.

Reaching Bilingual Latinos

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 22:06

The release of the 2010 Census has re-ignited the debate about which language is best for reaching US Hispanics. With US born Hispanics now outnumbering foreign born Hispanics, the voices of proponents of using English are growing louder. Figure out the language preference of your target audience and use that language, be it English or Spanish.

When it comes to the Hispanic online market, most studies indicate that half of the 31 million Hispanics online prefer English while the other half prefers Spanish or are bilingual.

Man Shot with BB Gun Near Brox Zoo

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 21:33

A NY man was struck by a BB pellet which nearly missed his toddler son while they were outside the Bronx Zoo's Asia Gate. He warns others not to park there after this expeience.

Joshua Muldavin, 50, parked the family car on Bronx Park South near Daly Avenue and stepped out for air while his wife, Monica Varnsanyi, 39, waited in the car with their napping 19-month-old, Luke. This was their third visit to the Bronx Zoo, and they had parked on the same street once before.

City Island Cools Off

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:43

Following days of scorching temperatures, City Island received showers which will temporarily cool us all off.
Expect partly cloudy. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Rent Stabilized Battle Heats Up

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:28

New York State legislators are at war in Albany over renewing the rent laws that protect tenants affecting some 200,000 Bronx apartments.

With that Emergency Tenant Protection Act set to expire by Wednesday, many politicians are pushing for tougher rent laws. They wish to eliminate the loophole which allows landlords to remove units from rent stabilization.
If this affects you or anyone you know, please tell them to contact our state representatives now!

NY Philharmonic Tunes Out

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 22:45

Classical music fans and NYC Parks lovers are disappointed because the New York Philharmonic has canceled its free 2011 summer performances this year. Calls to the public relations office of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation were deflected before the orchestra made its formal announcement.

The Philharmonic will be offering one free concert, with Andrea Bocelli singing, on September 15.
They also said the program should return next year.