Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fw: The Neighborhood Yard Sale at Fort Tryon Park: Sell your old stuff and support a great park!

The Neighborhood Yard Sale
Half of the spots for the Neighborhood Yard Sale have been reserved!
Get yours now before they run out!
Reserve tables now at
Neighborhood Yard Sale:
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Stan Michels Promenade
Reduce, reuse, recycle: give your old things a new life in the hands
of a neighbor and make a few bucks while you are at it. Bargain
Hunters come from near and far to shop the yard sale on Stan Michels
Table rental is only $35. Rental includes a 6-ft. x 10-ft. space and
use of a 6-ft x 30-in. table. Limited tables available. Reserve a
  to sell your personal and household items.
This is a Community Yard Sale: Our permit stipulates that it is for
individuals to sell personal and household items only. It is our
policy not to allocate space at the Neighborhood Yard Sale to
organizations, artists, businesses etc. On the day of the event, any
commercial enterprises will be asked to leave and no refunds will be
Baker's Bash
Don't Miss a Great Live Kids Concert with the Bossy Frog Band and the
Garbage Men!
Bakers Bash:
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Linden Terrace
Enjoy a bake-off competition, breakfast buffet, face painter, with
live music from Bossy Frog Band as well as the Garbage Men. Breakfast
will be compliments of Coogan's Restaurant.
The Bossy Frog Band <>
  is a fun and funky musical experience for children, young and old.
Led by Jeffrey Friedberg, certified music therapist, on banjo, The
Bossy Frog Band creates a safe environment for children to let loose
and discover the world around them. Songs are composed specifically to
facilitate growth socially, personally, cognitively, and physically.
Children will dance, sing and immerse themselves in the Bossy Frog
experience. The witty and catchy tunes fully engage children while
providing them opportunities to grow and develop.
Five teens from Sarasota, Florida, are making music from garbage. The
's instruments are made from recycled objects. The band started about
two years ago. Jack Berry�who was in eighth grade at the
time�decided to make a playable, homemade guitar. After some
trial-and-error, he ended up building it from a cereal box, a
yardstick and toothpicks. After Jack showed his creation to his friend
Ollie Gray, Ollie had the idea to form a band using other homemade
instruments as a way to promote recycling. "We want to show people
there is more to recycling than throwing things away in the bin,"
Jack, 16, told TFK. "You can actually reuse materials."
Buy tickets now to check out these great live acts and other
activites. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
Tickets are available at
.. Space is limited.
*Bakers Bash Bake-Off*
Bakers! Fort Tryon Park needs you and your baking skills to enter the
baking competition and win great prizes. Entrants must provide a dozen
servings for each category they wish to enter. To enter the baking
  or call 212-795-1388x302 to let us know your name, email, phone,
address and what category you will enter.
All proceeds support Fort Tryon Park restoration, horticultural
supplies, maintenance staff, free programs, special events, volunteer
initiatives and improvements in the park.

Air Conditioners Available For Low-Income New Yorkers

Air Conditioners Available For Low-Income New Yorkers

With heatwaves continuing to rock NYC this summer, Governor Cuomo has announced that air conditioners are now available for low-income New Yorkers with serious medical conditions. The AC is supported by $3 million from the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance ...

Air Conditioners Available For Low-Income New Yorkers
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:07:58 GMT

Cops Can Be Required To Take Breathalyzer Test After Shooting, Judge Rules

Cops Can Be Required To Take Breathalyzer Test After Shooting, Judge Rules

Cops Can Be Required To Take Breathalyzer Test After Shooting, Judge Rules After undercover officers fatally shot an unarmed Queens man named Sean Bell on his wedding day in 2006, the NYPD introduced new guidelines, including a requirement that officers who cause injury or death with their firearms submit to a breath test. Of course, some cops have been known to resist this kind of thing, and police unions swiftly filed a lawsuit arguing that they had a Fourth Amendment right to privacy. Yesterday, a Federal judge shot them down. [ more › ]
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Cops Can Be Required To Take Breathalyzer Test After Shooting, Judge Rules
John Del Signore
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:05:00 GMT

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

Date: July 1, 2012

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 04:00:08 GMT

Friday, June 29, 2012



* The governors of New York and New Jersey are trying to wrest control from Mayor Michael Bloomberg of events and other decisions at the 9/11 Memorial, including the annual ceremony marking the terrorist attacks, the Wall Street Journal reports:

* The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that New York City's taxi system complies with federal laws in a decision that rebuffs a class-action suit from disabled passengers, the New York Times writes:

*Almost one-third of state school districts will spend their cash reserves in less than two years, according to a new survey, the Times-Union reports:

* Bloomberg blasted the appeals judges who threw out a case against a Bronx teenager police arrested for possessing a loaded gun, the New York Post reports:

* Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes did not work to extradite an alleged pedophile for prosecution despite his promises to the contrary, according to newly released documents the Times examines:

* State Sen. Adriano Espillat's supporters want the Board of Election to investigate the slow pace of the election count that narrowed Rep. Charlie Rangel's lead to just over 1,000 votes, the Times reports:

* The City Council overrode three Bloomberg vetoes, approved an Upper West Side zoning measure and signed off on a $68.5-billion budget in its last session before summer, the Journal notes:

* Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson will expand an NYPD ticket-fixing probe resulting in indictments against 16 officers to include seven local and federal police agencies, the Journal writes:

* Police officers routinely downgrade crimes to lesser offenses and discourage victims from filling complaints to juke crime statistics, a new survey shows, but NYPD brass questioned the report's methodology, the Times writes:

*Former Rep. Anthony Weiner discusses the politics and future of the Supreme Court's health care decision with the New York Observer but refuses to answer questions about his resignation:


Thursday, June 28, 2012

NY-13 Results Still Up In The Air

NY-13 Results Still Up In The Air

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and other electeds are slated for a 3 p.m. presser in Harlem to discuss the results of the NY-13 primary in which he supported state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, the top challenger to incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel. Rodriguez, as Adriano Espaillat’s surrogate, is ...

NY-13 Results Still Up In The Air
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:00:43 GMT

The US Supreme Court Rules on Health Care

The US Supreme Court Rules on Health Care


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Supreme Court's Decision on the ACA

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court upheld his signature health care law’s individual insurance mandate in a 5-4 decision, upending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, with Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush appointee, joining the liberal wing of the court to save the law. – Yahoo! News

Flickr members at the scene are sharing their photos of this historical moment.

Photos from rwreinhard, Kristina_Hernandez, Noah Scialom, and Senate Democrats.

The US Supreme Court Rules on Health Care
Kay Kremerskothen
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:14:28 GMT

Blacks &amp; Hispanics Lead in Mobile Shopping

Blacks &amp; Hispanics Lead in Mobile Shopping

Digital divide? Sure, that still exists. But not when it comes to using mobile devices for shopping. In fact, according to a new study, African-American and Hispanic customers are leading the way when it comes to making purchases with smartphones. According to a study by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C/ Research, 18 percent of African-American consumers and 16 percent of Hispanic consumers regularly use their mobile devices for purchase transactions -- rates that are significantly higher than the 10 percent of Caucasians who use mobile for online purchases.

From Gaebler Resources for Entrepreneurs:

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Blacks & Hispanics Lead in Mobile Shopping
Jenée Desmond-Harris
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:16:00 GMT