Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 11:38


JEMP Owners LLC is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 36 affordable housing rental apartments under construction at 1434-1438 Morris Avenue, 720-722 East 161st Street and 748 Jackson Avenue in the Mott Haven and Morrisania section of the Bronx. These buildings are being constructed through the Low Income Rental Program (LIRP) of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).


Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 11:35

Due to a derailment near the East 116th Station in Manhattan the following disruptions are in effect: northbound 4 and 6 trains are running express from East 42nd St. to East 125th St., the 5 train is running on the 2 track from Nevins St. in Brooklyn to 149th St. and Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Downtown 4, 5, and 6 trains are running normal. Customers are advised to utilize the M101, M102, or M103 Buses. For more info visit:

Headlines 8/3/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:18

MUBARAK ON TRIAL. Egyptians Hit Streets.

SYRIAN MASSACRE. Troops Continue Crackdown.

DOUBLE DIGIT RECESSION. Economic Battle Begins.

PARTIAL FAA SHUTDOWN. $30 Million Taxes Lost Daily.

TEXAS HEATWAVE. Highest Temperatures Frying State.

ANGRY PEACOCK RETURNS. Temporarily Leaves Central Park Home

Pucini's Madama Butterfly

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 23:06


It is with great regret, that there will NOT be a gathering for Madam Butterfly tomorrow night.

However, as the opera company is likely to reschedule their performance for a later date this summer, we'll keep you informed.

The New York Grand Opera
"Madama Butterfly"
Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell
August 3, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. (performance at 7:30 p.m.)
72nd Street at Mid-Park
Admission is Free

These Should Never Be Said To Her...

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:41

"What did you do to your hair?"
Unless we've cut our own hair—this is not common—someone else did something to our hair. It wasn't us. And most likely we've gone to a lot of trouble and expense for it. "I like your new haircut" is infinitely better, and shows you're paying attention. It's also far superior to the generic "You look different," which tells us you're as clueless as ever.

"They both look the same to me."

Who's Park Is It?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 21:46

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm - The Museum of the City of New York

Please, join NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Professor Alex Garvin, Urban Planning faculty member at Yale University. They will be discussing the past, present, and future of New York’s public parks.

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation shares news and information, images, and video with members of the public through blogs on its website and through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.

First Fridays @ The Mansion

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:22

Enjoy a summer evening at the mansion with Mary Courtney performing traditional Irish songs in the Orangerie. Also, tour the house, stroll the garden, enjoy refreshments, and hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to beautiful City Island.

The trolley makes continuous loops from the Pelham Bay Park #6 subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m.


Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:00

Concerned citizens all over America are taking to the streets tonight during National Night Out. It is a national effort to help battle crime and take back our neighborhoods.

There are events are being held across this country, including one at the Metropolitan Oval where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to be in attendance.

Police officials say National Night Out is a unique opportunity for them to connect with the community and send a strong message that residents are going to stand up against crime and violence.

Museo Del Barrio

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 19:21

Cuban born Margarita Agullar has been named as the new director of Museo del Barrio. Her appointment becomes effective in September. Aguilar served in the curatorial department at El Museo from 1998 to 2006, and is currently Vice President and Senior Specialist in Latin American art for Christie’s.