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Hurricane Relief in Brooklyn, THEY NEED NEW SHOES!
I was honored to have handed a woman an almost brand new pair of Adidas in Redhook, Brooklyn while volunteering the other day. She was so happy.
I WANT TO GET ADIDAS TO TRUCK DOWN THOUSANDS OF NEW KICKS TO BROOKLYN. Let's get this started. right? Brooklyn-Adidas. It's a Match.
Lets do this ADIDAS! If you agree, please sign the Petition that will be sent off to the magic leaders of Adidas!
It's been seven years since a fire burned out the apartment building at 92 Morningside Avenue. This beautiful, turn of the century, former luxury apartment building is located along Morningside Park at West 122nd Street and is one of a pair of buildings which are among the more elaborate facades in the city.
It is a tragedy that the buildings continue to languish in derelict condition considering the resurgence of the neighborhood.
Furthermore, it's become a health and safety hazard, having been cited for DOB violations on numerous occasions as has attracted criminal activity and vermin. (some excerpts taken from Harlem Bespoke blog).
I've read many stories online (Twitter and Tumblr etc.) of fans who were truly disappointed that How To Succeed In Business was cut short and only running until May 20th. Many of us, including my friends and I had already booked our trips to NYC, or like I've read other fans had plans on going during the summer.
We assume that the show would gain a bigger audience during the summer due to the fact that school is out and people are traveling!
Thank You for your support!
NYC Department of Health DOH under commissioner Thomas Farley, rumored ban on happy hour.
Rumor or Fact voice your voting muscle in order to maintain rights as an adult, not to be treated like a child, and forced to pay higher drink cost!
1) Only two other alternatives into NYC;
2) Less autos on the road;
3) LIRR takes from 50 to 90 minutes at rush hour - late often.
4) Driving to midtown (18 miles) is longest commute in the United States when compared to every other city INCLUDING Los Angeles;
5) Commuting is not getting better but worse.
6) There is no space to claim more right of way in either LIRR or roadways.
7) Identified 100,000 people who commute within a 5 mile radius of North Hempstead Park.
8) Having ferry service will create 100s of much needed jobs (the most important reason of all).
9) Money available through various government agencies to help ease commuting bottlenecks, pollution concerns – NY is the biggest bottleneck, with the largest amount of lost hours in work.
10) Property values will increase.
11) Revenue from the ferry could actually bring significant revenue.
Walmart will kill businesses in Staten Island, will make no competition and will fight every person trying to start a union to help working conditions they are used to abusing. When all it's competition is killed, everything will be made outside the US and people will be forced to buy what they sell.
So a few jobs created with horrible wages will actually kill thousands of job. Please read the link above and watch the documentary, Wal-Mart The High Cost of Low Price.
Boxers NYC is looking to open a new location in Hell's Kitchen, NYC.
On May 16, 2011, The New York State Board of Regents voted to do away with the January administration of the State exams required for high school graduation. City School officials criticized the change, “The State shares our belief in high standards that prepare students for college- so it is somewhat disheartening that the Regents would make a decision that undermines the hopes of high school students who take courses and exams to graduate mid-year,” said Chancellor Dennis Walcott in a statement. There will only be two opportunities to take exams, once in June and once in August.
Transfer schools are especially hard hit by this decision designed to save money, because students will have to wait months between classes and the exams in order to graduate.
The following are excerpts from a petition signed by Principals of NYC Schools:
"However, this cutback - which will save a meager $1.4 million out of $19.4 billion in school aid - will not only have a profoundly harmful short- and long-term consequences for the children in our schools but will, in fact, cost the State of New York money in terms of a higher drop-out rate.”
“Data from just 62 schools working with New Visions for Public Schools shows that in this past January's exam period, students attempted to pass over 27,000 exams and passed more than 9,000 exams. Extrapolated citywide, the number of Regents passes during the January cycle is likely in the tens of thousands. Any cost-savings are illusory or short-sighted at best.”
“At a time when New York City teachers and principals are making strides in reducing the drop-out rate, particularly for Black and Latino students, it is inconceivable that the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo would allow a policy that would reverse these hard-won gains."
Despite being banned in many parts of the world, Shark Fin Products are still available in New York City. Because of the wasteful manner of their harvest (the Shark's fins are cut off and then the finless animal is thrown back in the water to suffocate), because of this...Shark Fin Products have no business in Our City.
We WANT the Mayor of NYC to closely investigate the funding of the Mosque by Ground Zero.
We WANT a FULL background research on ANYONE that is affiliated with this MOSQUE.
The DOE promised PS11 it would move the middle school from the building by Fall 2010 — DON'T LET THEM FAIL TO MAKE GOOD ON THAT PROMISE.
In good faith, PS 11 accepted an additional K class as well as a 10% increase in enrolment over all grades to help ease area overcrowding. To make room, PS11 covered its Library shelves, dismantled its Music room, and began using storage closets as cluster spaces.
If the DOE fails to move the middle school by Fall 2010, PS11 stands to lose its small class sizes (and have up to 34 kids per classroom), its Pre-K, its G&T for K, its Library, Art, Music and Computer rooms, and up to $1,000,000 in sacrificed funding for 2010-11 alone.
The New York City Parks & Recreations Department is leading the way in discussing new initiatives and enacting new lesgislation that protects the health and safety of our communities by limiting the amount of hazardous materials used in construction of playgrounds, recreation areas, sports fields and landscaping.
Synthetic turf surfaces that use crumb rubber infill will no longer be installed, and current installations are under pressure to replace or remove their infill materials.
Finding a suitable alternative infill to maintain the quality, safety and performance of these fields has become an important issue for New York City residents including city officials, architects, engineers, coaches, parents and athletes.
As everyone knows on 9/11/2001 America was attacked on our own soil in New York. The rebuilt towers were going to take the name Freedom Towers but an unnamed person took that name away. The new proposed name is One World Trade.
Question: How can you Plant a Million Trees, keep city parks and green spaces beautiful, and grow healthy food in community gardens and backyards?
Answer: Voice your support for the NYC Compost Project's Fall Leaf Collection and Compost Givebacks!
Compost—a natural soil amendment made of decomposed organic material—is one of the foundations that our gardens, parks and all green spaces depend on. It is also an efficient and green way to manage our city’s trash by diverting recyclable organic material from out-of-state landfills.
Up until 2008, the NYC Compost Project included the collection of our city’s fall leaves—roughly 20,000 tons per year, which will increase up to 3x with the Million Trees Initiative —for the production of municipal compost. This compost was given back to NYC residents and the Parks Department to revitalize our gardens and open spaces. However, the NYC Compost Project faced a lack of financial and political support for the Fall Leaf Collection and Giveback Days, and they have been cancelled entirely “until further notice.”
If we really want to be the healthier, greener city we envision, we need to reconsider the importance of composting. Let's show City Council, the Department of Sanitation and the Mayor how important leaf compost is to our soil, our environment and us… the residents of NYC!
During their off duty hours sometime in early September 2008, four Saint John's University EMS Institute instructors were enjoying their time off at a night club without undue incident. Some of their FORMER students, who had already graduated, were reportedly in the same night club that same night.
Upon learning this, the Saint John's University administration terminated the four instructors on or about September 8, 2008, for no specific reason.
This is a petition to request the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk signal at 34th street at the intersection of Tunnel exit street.
Tunnel exit street is located on 34th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues in Manhattan. While there is a stoplight on Tunnel Exit St, and one on 34th, there is not a crosswalk allowing pedestrians to legally cross the two way thoroughfare.
A new gym has opened on one side of this minor intersection as well as a new luxury apartment building on the other. Many people disregard the lack of a crosswalk and jaywalk at this location.
The addition of the signal will facilitate a solution to dangerous jaywalking as well as encourage drivers to slow down on this turn and yield to pedestrians and perpendicular traffic, something that is rarely seen at the current time.
We feel that the mainstream media, who's respsonible for our contemporary public sphere, lacks a diverse representation of women of different sizes as well as ethnicties. As a result, our "ideal beauty" is becoming more and more narrow, women are developing a skew sense of self, leading to depression, self-loathing, poor self esteem and eating disorders.
The ideal body type, as put forth by the media is becoming dangerously thin, a majority of female media icons have a “BMI [that] is on the border of what a clinician would regard as anorexic.” By projecting these images of rail thin women, what message does this send to our youth? “Fashion is a mirror and many teenagers imitate what they see on the catwalk” said Concha Guerra. This past september, Madrid, Spain put a ban against overly thin models at top-level fashion shows. They hope by doing so, they will project a healthier image of what beauty is. "This is about protecting the young women and men who work in the fashion industry, as well as those who are at risk of an eating disorder and can be influenced by the pictures that they see."