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

Headlines 11/27/11

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 10:06

HOLIDAY GRIDLOCK. Busiest Travel Day



4 CL DEATHS. Searching for Jobs.

CATHOLIC MASS. After 30 Years.

Positive Energy

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/26/2011 - 22:21

It is normal to hear people say: "Think positive!", to someone who feels down and worried. Most people do not take these words seriously, as they do not know what they mean, or do not consider them as useful and effective. How many people do you know, who stop to think what the power of positive thinking means?

We've all heard stories of people with positive attitudes who have beaten life-threatening diseases. But is there really healing power in positive thinking?

District Manager of Community Board 10

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/26/2011 - 22:06

Ken Kearns, District Manage of CB 10 says that Bronx Community Board 10 Housing and Zoning Committee will be meeting to consider Sammy's Original Shrimp Box Sidewalk Cafe Renewal on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 PM in the Board office at 3165 East Tremont Ave (just south of LaSalle Avenue.

Headlines 11/26/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/26/2011 - 09:25

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. Support Area Establishments.


NBA ENDS LOCKOUT. Season Salvaged.

NASA LAUNCH. Mission To Mars?

SAT SCANDAL. More Cheating.

Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 20:43

Holiday Candlelight First Friday!
+ the Bronx Seaside Trolley

Friday, December 2
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Delight in holiday music with the Metropolitones and experience the magic of the
mansion fully decked out for the holidays. It's A Storybook Christmas with decorated
trees inspired by children's holiday stories from around the world. Docents in period
dress, holiday refreshments, and a chance to do a little holiday shopping add to
the fun. Join us!

The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay park
subway station to BPMM to City Island.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 20:12

A United Nations panel today voiced deep concern about massive human rights violations in Syria, including the reported torture of children, as the Government’s violent crackdown against protesters continues.

The UN Committee against Torture, which is concluding its 47th session in Geneva, has reviewed “numerous, consistent and substantiated” reports and information about widespread rights violations in the country, it stated in a news release.