Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 09:53

Retired NYPD Detective John Keeney, who was a member of the "Stickball Hall of Fame", has died at his Throggs Nech home in the The Bronx. He was 87 years old.

Det. Keeney was President John F. Kennedy's bodyguard on visits to New York. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor and sons Brian, a city Department of Finance judge, and Wayne, an ex-NYPD detective, his five grandchildren and his nine great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Benedict's Church, 2969 Otis Ave. Bronx.

NY Botanical Gardens

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/11/2011 - 23:18

Do you want to bring lasting beauty to your outdoor space this season?

Are you interested in instantly transforming your yard and patio with gardening courses?

This and many other ideas and projects are available for you by visiting:

NY Botanical Gardens Bronx, NY


Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/11/2011 - 23:02

Hatha Yoga
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011
Wave Hill
West 249th Street at Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

Time: 10AM-11:15AM

City Island Resident's Talented Daughter Sabrina Soto

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/11/2011 - 22:41

Watch HGTV Anchorwoman and TV Host Sabrina Soto's decorating ideas:

In small bedrooms, avoid beds with footboards and opt for a headboard only. You’ll avoid running into the end of the bed and your room will feel more spacious.
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Que Viva Puerto Rico

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/11/2011 - 21:30

The NYC 54th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade will be held on Sunday, June 12.

This year's parade will serve as a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Goya Foods. The corporate giant claims to be a part of the fabric of the Puerto Rican community and likes to say that it has been a corporate sponsor and supporter of the parade from the beginning.

Puerto Rican pride along with flags will be on display all over New York City.

Weiner Seeks Leave of Absence

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/11/2011 - 20:34

However, his Congressional colleagues just want him to leave and leading Democrats have now called on Weiner to resign, while he only says he'll take a leave of absence from Congress and enter a treatment program.

The weekend began with a major blow to Weiner's chances for survival, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, all issued statements urging Weiner to leave Congress.

NYC Largest Park

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/11/2011 - 00:50

It's Pelham Bay Park, which is located in the northeast corner of The Bronx, is the largest public park in New York City, more than three times the size of Central Park. It includes land on both sides of the Hutchinson River and all of Hunter Island in Long Island Sound (now also part of the mainland).

On its north is the village of Pelham Manor in Westchester County. The park borders the Bronx neighborhoods of Pelham Bay, and Co-op City. The southern part of Rodman's Neck is not part of the park but is occupied by the NYPD gun and rifle Firing Range.

City Island, NY

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 23:36

City Island is about 1.5 mile long by .5 mile wide. Once attached to the town of Pelham, in Westchester County, it is now part of the New York City Borough of The Bronx. Its land area is .395 sq mi, or 252 acres. The island belongs to Bronx Community Board 10.

City Island is at the extreme western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay. The body of water between City Island and Hart Island to the east is known as City Island Harbor.

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.