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Day: <span>May 6, 2011</span>

School of American Ballet Offers Free Auditions

The School of American Ballet (SAB) is widely regarded as America’s leading ballet school. It is the official academy of New York City Ballet, trains almost all of New York City Ballet’s dancers (as well as many dancers who join dozens of other U.S. and international companies), and is world renowned for the excellence of […]readmore

Police Beat

–77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Marijuana felony bust A man was arrested on felony charges for tampering with physical evidence after he tried to destroy the marijuana cigarette he was smoking on April 26, police said. The 47-year-old was smoking the joint at 1:19 pm on the southeast corner of Franklin and […]readmore

Parents Notebook: Reflections on Mother’s Day

Nazim, my 10-year-old grandson asked why they didn’t want to show bin Laden’s pictures.  This question led to my sharing my dismay with killing and revenge.  While we both felt sympathy for the September 11th victims, we also sympathized with the countless victims of wars period, those in other countries.  Nazim suggested the Armed Forces […]readmore


—Fight for restoration of day care slots— Residents who face quitting their jobs to care for their children might be able to breathe easier because the Bloomberg Administration appears to be blinking on its preliminary budget plan to cut 17,000 day care slots. Bloomberg floated the cuts proposal to address a $90 million shortfall stemming […]readmore

Wal-Mart's Cure for Struggling Sales: Sell Firearms

–Victims of Gun Violence Urge Mayor Bloomberg to Condemn Retailer for Reversing Decision to Stop Selling Rifles, Shotguns– So Wal-Mart, the #1 seller of firearms in the United States, would like to give its struggling sales a shot in the arm by setting up shop in East New York.  But victims of gun violence have […]readmore

NYCHA expansion plans in Bed-Stuy questioned. Community voices concerns over

Residents of the Tompkins and Sumner public housing developments this week pummeled the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) with questions regarding the cash-strapped agency’s plans to expand and go into the commercial real estate business in their developments. But NYCHA officials continued to play matters close to the vest. “Although NYCHA does not currently […]readmore

At Witt's End: The Death of Osama Bin Laden

–May Osama bin Laden rot in peace! That was my first thought after President Obama announced Sunday night that an elite team of Navy SEALS stormed bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan and shot the ruthless, murdering cutthroat dead. I’m not going to sound politically correct or sugarcoat the facts here. bin Laden’s ambition in word […]readmore

View From Here

It turns out that the cynics who said Osama bin Laden was not in a cave, but was probably somewhere living in luxury, were more right than not. He was in a million dollar compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, living with his wife and family in some of the largest and most distinctive buildings in the […]readmore