Tribute at NYU Honors Puerto Rican Poet Tato Laviera
Organizers to Establish Foundation to Help Struggling Poets
Student organizations, poets, musicians and community groups will present a tribute to Puerto Rican poet and playwright Tato Laviera on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at NYU’s Kimmel Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Continue reading
Acme Auto Leasing LLC today announced its contribution of a 2006 twelve-passenger Ford E350 van to the Franciscan Friars’ St. Joseph Friary, located in the Sugar Hill in Harlem.
The Franciscan Friars operate an Apostolistic Mission located in Harlem that ministers to the poor, and provides a soup kitchen and homeless shelter to those in need.
“With these challenging economic times, our services are more in need than ever, and this generous gift of a 12-passenger van from Acme Auto Leasing will help the Mission in expanding its services to those who are in need. It is especially welcome at this time of the year, and we are most grateful to Acme,” stated Father Luke of the St. Joseph Friary. Continue reading
With the added student bonus of free Wi-Fi to compliment delicious food, Haakon’s Hall may just become Max Caffé’s biggest competition by day, and Campo’s by night.
One look at the menu and I grow suspicious. After all, the best restaurants tend to have small menus—short and sweet, patiently waiting to provide a transcendent experience because the chef has mastered every option on the menu. One look at a crowded Haakon’s Hall, however, and this place seems to be onto something nonetheless.
The lively atmosphere compliments the sleek, modern design: tall, cozy booths, a long communal table, and a dark wooden bar with a rustic yet sophisticated vibe.
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Peel it and weep: It’ll cost an extra 2 cents to mail a letter starting Monday.
The price of a first-class stamp will climb to 44 cents, though people who planned ahead and stocked up on Forever stamps will still be paying the lower rate.
It’s the third year in a row that rates have gone up in May under a new system that allows annual increases as long as they don’t exceed the rate of inflation for the year before.
While the increase will bring in added income, the post office continues to struggle financially as more and more lucrative first-class mail is diverted to the Internet, and the recession discourages businesses from sending their usual volume of advertising.
The U.S. Navy has rescued the American sea captain held by Somali pirates. (April 12)
A Harlem woman took home $25,000 Thursday for guessing the exact number of jelly beans in a jar – for the second time in her life.
The first time Jessica Silverman struck it lucky was 21 years ago, when she was a 5-year-old kindergarten student and the trophy was a stuffed toy dragon.
This time, the prize will help her put a deposit on a new home after she correctly guessed there were 7,954 treats on display at a stand in the Hilton hotel on Sixth Ave. Tuesday.
“I’m a lucky girl, and I was in the right place at the right time,” Silverman said. “This is going to the ‘Get Jessica a first apartment’ fund.” Continue reading
A Cambria Heights resident who works for Time Warner Cable was honored by the Harlem YMCA last week for his community involvement, the company said.
Michael Skinner, a Cambria Heights man who has worked at Time Warner’s Flushing office for 15 years, was inducted into the Harlem YMCA’s Academy of Black Achievers and was given a Black Achiever Award by the group during a ceremony last month at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Skinner produces and hosts community−based talk radio shows for Adelphi University and Medgar Evers College, Time Warner said.
The Cambria Heights resident was one of 34 people honored at the March 15 event.
Other honorees included Clarence B. Jones, a speechwriter who helped craft Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech; the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church; and Butts’ wife, Patricia Butts.
By Howard Koplowitz for the http://www.yournabe.com
Thought you might find this video from CNN interesting. Seems Walgreens have been selling a Chia Pet of president of Obama:
Racist or just funny?
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Disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff has been jailed after pleading guilty to…
…all 11 charges surrounding an estimated $50bn fraud.
Adam Lippin, the founder of Atomic Wings, today announced that the popular franchise’s first Harlem location is officially open for business. The newest addition to the Atomic Wings family of eateries promises to bring to Harlem the celebrated combination of atmosphere, flavor, and service that has been keeping NYC foodies satisfied for years.
Considered by most critics to be the best wing restaurant in NYC, Atomic Wings has grown immensely both in popularity, scope, and critical acclaim since its inception—having been lauded by media outlets such as Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and Fox 5’s Good Day New York, among others. Continue reading