Tomorrow's 42nd anniversary of man walking on the moon. Check out photos of "Days the Earth Stood Still"
Free overnight camping in NYC parks is allowed - but only on select nights, and only if you win the lottery.
The lottery in question is operated by the Urban Park Rangers and it allows families to bring a tent and other useful urban camping gear to spend a night in Central Park, Fort Greene Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, Marine Park, Alley Pond Park or Wolfe’s Pond Park.
A 24-hour online lottery is held for each camping night with about 30 winning entries per event. The NYC camping and lottery dates for 2011:
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Camp night: July 22
DEBT PLAN APPROVED. New Plan on Horizon.
FT. HOOD ARRAIGNMENT. Prosecution Seeks Death Sentence.
MESSY HACKING HEARINGS. Pie Thrower Misses Murdoch.
LARGEST AIRCRAFT ORDER. American Orders.
HEAT DOME MOVES EAST. High Temperatures Expected.
NY SPORTS TEAM OFFERS HOPE WEEK. Yankees Community Service.
The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and Wave Hill’s “Sunset Wednesdays” continues BCA’s “Bronx Beat” series on July 20 and 27 with 7:00pm concerts featuring BxIndie musicians. All concerts are free with admission to the grounds. Admission: Free to Wave Hill members and children under 6; $8 for adults; $4 for students and seniors 65+; $2 for children 6+.
Visit www.bronxarts.org or call 718-931-9500 x33 or call Wave Hill’s Martha Gellens at 718-549-3200 x232.
NYC Councilman Jimmy Vacca is out of the country on a well deserved summer vacation with his wife and his daughter. I was assured that he was not in Bermuda. Someone else we know likes to visit Bermuda.
City Island Images was told that the councilman went on a sea cruise, touring our northern neighbors in Canada. You too could be enjoying one of these cruises from NYC. The Queen Mary 2 and two Princess Cruises ships sail from NYC in 2011 and 2012. The terminal in Brooklyn is large enough to handle these mega-ships.
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BRITISH PARLIAMENT PROBE. Murdochs Testify Today.
WASHINGTON DC DEBT SHOWDOWN. House of Representatives Consider Bill.
NASTY NATIONAL HEATWAVE. Hot Weather Hunkers Down.
AIR TRAFFIC DANGERS? Controller Fails Controlled Substance Test.
SPACE SHUTTLE EXITS INTERNATIONAL STATION. Atlantis Coming Home.
A NYC bar patron is facing 16 years in prison after being accused of beating a woman and knocking her out in a Manhattan bathroom.
The unidentified woman claims that a 32 year old Morocco born construction worker followed her into the ladies bathroom, back in 2010 after she walked away from him on the dance floor. She says he followed her into the women's bathroom and began beating her, broke her jaw and damaged one of her eye sockets.