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Free Film - LARGER THAN LIFE

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:34
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NYC Parks Department, Central Park Conservancy, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and IFP

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING at Tavern on the Green

Before the film, director Dori Berinstein, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, will introduce the screening

Headlines 8/15/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 09:33
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INDIANA FAIR WARNINGS. Could Deaths Have Been Prevented?

IRAQ VIOLENCE. 60 Dead This Time.

FIGHTING IN SYRIA. 30 Dead Using Gunboats.

PRESIDENTIAL BUS TOUR. Obama Hits New Low.

FLOOD WATCH WARNINGS. Renewed Rains.

CHANGING THE TOP NYC PRISON GUARD

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 16:33
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Larry Davis is stepping down as NYC's second-highest official at the Department of Correction. An internal investigation may reveal unauthorized vehicle use and excessive overtime for an officer.

Mr. Davis reportedly suspended himself on Friday, and is leaving after working for DOC for more than three decades.

He had previously come under fire over reported allegations that he took Caribbean vacations paid for by his subordinates. Davis was not available for comment. Michael Hourihane will replace Davis as chief of the DOC.

BISTRO SK

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 14:47

City Island's French BISTRO SK is a welcome addition to the mix of eateries in this charming nautical community. Formerly doing business as Tree House, the restaurant's new owner Stephane Kane was drawn here by our diversity and truly enjoys this City Island avenue location.

The Black Whale

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 13:31

This is City Island's oldest restaurant. When they re-opened The Black Whale on City Island in 1998, the goal was to continue the tradition of the infamous Black Whale of the 60s and 70s while updating the restaurant to serve today's needs.

This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 09:47
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Aug 14 - Aug 20

Aug 14, 2003
Blackout hits Northeast United States

Aug 15, 1969
The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

Aug 16, 1896
Gold discovered in the Yukon

Aug 17, 1969
Woodstock Music Festival concludes

Aug 18, 1991
Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev

Aug 19, 1909
First race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Aug 20, 1911
First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyager II launch

Headlines 8/14/11

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 09:40
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TRI STATE INUNDATION. Heavy Rains, Flood Watch and Delays.

OUTAGES AND FLOODING. More to Come, With 100% Humidity

2010 GOP RIVALRY. Presidential Candidates Bachmann vs PERRY?

INDIANA STATE FAIR DISASTER. 4 Dead, Many Injured.

LIBYAN LEADER SURROUNDED. Rebels In Control?

FAMINE IN SOMALIA. World Food Program Rescue?

Charles Dickens Exibit

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:04

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was Britain's first true literary superstar. In his time, he attracted international adulation on an unprecedented scale, and many of his books became instant classics. Today, his popularity continues unabated, and his work remains not only widely read but widely adapted to stage and screen.

Happy Birthday-CANTINFLAS

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 18:38

He was known as the Mexican Charlie Chaplin. His name was Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 - April 20, 1993) He was such a good comedian, that Charlie Chaplin called Cantinflas the 'funniest man in the world'.