Contemplating the Ancients

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:40

Lecture in English.

As a descendent of the Hsu and Chi families, Dr. Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu 徐心眉 will talk about her paternal family's Catholic origins tracing back to Hsu Kuang-Ch'i's conversion in 1603 under the influence of Matteo Ricci, and colourful tales of her maternal great-great-grandfather, Chi Yun, Chief Editor of China's most important literary encyclopaedia, Siku quanshu (Complete Library in Four Branches of Literature).

Headlines 11/29/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 07:34

GOVERNMENT JOBS LOST. African Americans.

CYBERMONDAY WIN. Smart Phone Sales.

ARAB LEAGUE. Hardline For Syria.

CAIN ABLE? Herman Camp-pain.

MJ TRIAL. Murray Sentence.

NYBG Celebrations

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 17:03

Thursdays, December 1, 8, & 15, 6–8 p.m.
Enjoy a night out and an evening viewing of the Holiday Train Show—and do your holiday shopping, too! Sip a complimentary champagne cocktail and get expert advice from Shop in the Garden staff who will help you find just the right gifts. Your ticket includes a voucher for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more! Get tickets.

Non-Member $30/Member $20
(Adults 21 and over)
Advance tickets recommended;
includes one free cocktail
1111-Bar-Car-Dylans-v2-268x256.jpgBar Car Nights
Saturdays, December 3, 10, & 17, 7–9 p.m.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 10:25

Voting is underway in Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since the ouster nine month ago of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak.

While Egypt holds it's historic elections, voters turn out in droves and this long awaited vote promises to be the fairest and cleanest election in Egypt's living history.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest and best organized group, along with other Islamists are expected to do well in the vote.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 09:49

The NYPD's media backlash has had it's consequences for the police department: Some 13 news organizations, including AP, ABC, CBS and NBC, have demanded the practice must stop.

Journalists working for The Associated Press and The Daily News were arrested while taking notes. Another radio reporter was arrested as she recorded several blocks from Zoccotti Park.

Headlines 11/28/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 09:33


EGYPT VOTES. 9 Months Of Political Change.

CYBERMONDAY. Shoppers Surf The Web.

BERNIE FINE. No Longer At Syracuse.


Focal Point Gallery

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:52

Focal Point Gallery
321 City Island Ave.
Bronx NY 10464
(718) 885-1403

Holiday Exhibition
Artist's Choice
Opening Reception
Friday, December 2nd, 7pm - 10:00pm

Fine art holiday exhibition refreshments will be served.

If you are an artist and would like to take part in the above exhibition call:
718 885-1403 to make an appointment to bring in your work. All work has to be framed and ready to hang. There is a $20.00 hanging fee for each framed piece and a 30% commission taken from the asking price.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:33

Officials say today was the busiest travel day of the year nationwide, but they also warn that Wednesday will probably bring NYC to a grinding gridlock status, which is bound to go down in the traffic jam record-books.

Get ready, set and be prepared to not go anywhere this coming Wednesday as we see holiday gridlock like we've never seen before thanks to the triple play arrival of Justin Bieber, Barack Obama in Manhattan and The Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular on live TV.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 10:44

American Revolution
"The Chancellor" is born, 1746. Robert R. (or R.R.) Livingston—later known as "the Chancellor"—becomes the first of nine children eventually born to Judge Robert Livingston and Margaret Beekman Livingston in their family seat, Clermont, on the Hudson River in upstate New York.


This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 10:20

This Week in History, Nov 27 - Dec 3

Nov 27, 1095
Pope Urban II orders first Crusade and makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land, with a cry of "Deus vult!" or "God wills it!"

Nov 28, 1520