City Island is on the western end of Long Island Sound, just south of Pelham Bay Park, looks like the illegitimate child of Nantucket and Hunts Point Avenue. It contains what is probably the city’s densest concentration of yacht clubs, and seafood restaurants. The Nautical Museum is in a nineteenth-century building that used to be a public school. Many of the museum’s exhibits pertain to local nautical history. Oyster farming was invented on City Island, back in the eighteen-thirties. Later, the island’s economy was dominated by boatbuilding and sailmaking.
Watch and listen to The NY Botanical Garden come alive with the sounds, rhythms, and movements of flamenco. Flamenco: Inside/Out introduces this traditional Spanish art form using live music and performers from various ethnic, cultural, and artistic backgrounds. At the Conservatory Courtyard. Admission: All-Garden Pass - $20 adults, $18 students/ seniors, $8 children 2-12; children under 2 are free. 1-2-3 P
After several months of strong job growth, hiring slowed sharply in May, raising concerns once again about the underlying strength of the economic recovery, according to figures release by the US Department of Labor.
US added 54,000 non-farm payroll jobs last month, following an increase of 232,000 jobs in April. The unemployment rate has now increased to 9.1 percent from 9.0 percent the previous month.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the central figure in our nation's drama surrounding assisted suicide, died today in Mich.
He was 83 and had been hospitalized with pneumonia and a recurring kidney condition. Dr. Kevorkian, a medical pathologist who challenged social taboos about disease and dying, defied prosecutors, as well as the courts so he could help terminally ill patients end their lives at times of their own choosing.
The Hunts Point market is staying in The Bronx. Rejecting aggressive overtures from The State of New Jersey, the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative agreed to extend its lease for three years and to work on a long-term deal with the city... This is the largest such market with revenues exceed $2 billion dollars annually, more than any other Produce Terminal Market on earth.
The New York Times announced first female executive editor. Jill Abramson, will succeed Bill Keller, who is to become a full-time writer. Dean Baquet, the paper’s Washington bureau chief, was named a managing editor.
New York City Police officials identified over a dozen local suspects after arrests were made and individuals charged with grand larceny auto and criminal possession of stolen property. Other tow truck drivers were charged with falsifying records.
These tow truck drivers, who were working independently, made about $500 for every car they dumped as scrap metal at New England Auto Parts in the Bronx, according to police. They got away with the scam by using phony information on NY-DMV forms, which allows cars worth less than $1250 and eight years or older to be scrapped.
Stocks on Wall Street slumped more than 2.2 percent and Treasury yields fell sharply on Wednesday as new economic statistics sent a bleak picture of the employment and manufacturing sectors. This ends a four-day rally with the worst day since August. Maybe more losses as investors see signs the economic recovery is fading.
Another Friday, June 3 5:30-to-8:30 p.m. Live Music Concert at 7 p.m.
Enjoy the magic of the mansion this summer evening with music by the Primavera Consort.
Tour the mansion, stroll the garden, enjoy refreshments, and hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley
for a delightful ride to from and back to City Island.
Primavera Consort, is an early music ensemble that will perform pieces by Vivaldi,
Handel, Telemann, Bach, and others in the mansion's elegant double parlors at 7P
Consort members include Lawrence Zukof, recorders; Drew Santini, baritone;
Rick Erickson, harpsichord; and Susan Iadone, viola da gamba.
Today is one of various days chosen to honor our most precious beings. International Children Day on June 1, as adopted by Communist nations, USA celebrates it on the second Sunday of June. Japan celebrates it the fifth day of the fifth month, Universal Children Day is November 20, as declared by UN. The Day for all Children is often celebrated on other days as well. Let's celebrate each child, everywhere on earth.
National Children’s Day
The websites www.NationalChildrensDay.us and www.ChildrensDay.us are portals for the expansion and revival of Children's Day on the second Sunday in June in the United States, by giving faith, hope, love, and commitment to our children.