Friday, April 18, 2014

Striver’s Row | New York, NY

Striver's Row | New York, NY

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 01:00 AM PDT

Photo by Kmf164, Creative Commons Strivers' Row is three rows of townhouses in western Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Constructed between 1891 and 1893, the homes were designed for middle and upper middle class white […]

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fwd: Upcoming Central Park Conservancy Cultural Events

Central Park Upcoming Events
presented by the Central Park Conservancy
#SpringInCentralPark Tulips

Central Park is full of fascinating stories. Join us at one of these upcoming events, designed with you in mind. Discover something new about the Park you love! >From how women and children helped shape the Park to the significance of water in its design, the Central Park Conservancy has a treasure trove of Park stories we can’t wait to share with you.

Don't forget to share your #SpringinCentralPark photos on Facebook and Twitter!

Andrea Buteau, Director
Center for Urban Park Discovery

Upcoming Events



Women in Central Park Illustrated Talk
The Conservancy's official historian, Sara Cedar Miller, will discuss how women have played pivotal roles in the vision for Park usage, contributed sculpture and horticultural designs, and spearheaded its restoration and continued care. Reception, including light refreshments and book signing, will follow the talk. Free. Registration not required.

March 27: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm



Women, Children, and Play in Central Park Talk
Join Marie Warsh, Central Park Conservancy's Director of Preservation Planning, for a talk on how Central Park was specifically designed to accommodate the needs of children and women, and reflected contemporary ideas about the roles of women in 19th century public spaces. Light refreshments will follow the talk.Free. Registration not required.

April 24: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Guided Tours
Members receive special discounts on ticketed tours.



Seneca Village Tour
Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 75 minutes.  
Registration suggested. Tickets $15 (Members $10).

March 27


Bethesda Fountain

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour
Learn about the Park's history and how its designers created some of its most iconic places, like the Lake and Bethesda Terrace. Route involves a few stairs. 75 minutes. Registration suggested.
Tickets $15 (Members $10)

April 4

April 6

Belvedere's Kingdom Tour


Belvedere's Kingdom: Cleopatra's Needle Tour
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. On these special dates, the tour will highlight the Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle, and the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore it. 75 minutes. Registration suggested.
Tickets $15 (Members $10)

April 5 

April 6 


 Ponds, Pipes, and People

Ponds, Pipes, and People: Water in Central Park Exhibit
Learn about the significance of water in the design and creation of Central Park, explore the biodiversity in the Park’s skillfully-managed habitats, and discover the underground system that sustains it all.
Free. Registration only required for groups.

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This exhibit is made possible by HSBC.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fwd: Notify NYC - Notification

Fwd: Notify NYC - Notification

Notification issued 3/16/14 at 1:35 PM. The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is accepting contributions to assist the individuals, families, and businesses affected by the building collapse that occurred at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan on Wednesday, 3/12. Those wishing to contribute or gain additional information about the Mayor’s Fund may visit or call 311.

El Fondo de la Alcaldía para la Promoción de la Ciudad de Nueva York está aceptando contribuciones para colaborar con las personas, familias y empresas afectadas por el derrumbe de edificios ocurrido en 116th Street y Park Avenue, Manhattan el miércoles 12 de marzo. Las personas que deseen colaborar u obtener más información sobre el Fondo de la Alcaldía pueden visitar o llamar al 311.

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Sender's Contact Phone: 212-639-9675

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Fwd: PR: Coca-Cola/ Steve Harvey Scholarship Program

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-- The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014 --

Nationwide ( -- Comedian/ TV personality Steve Harvey and his wife, via their Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, have partnered with Coca-Cola to create the Coca-Cola "Pay It Forward" Scholarship Program. Students can compete for the opportunity to win an apprenticeship experience with Steve Harvey, and a $5,000 educational scholarship. Runner-up winners will receive a $1,000 gift card.

The apprenticeship will include the opportunity to participate in the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program, including working with members of his team and learning what it takes to run the Steve Harvey Morning Show and Family Feud. They also will have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by Steve Harvey himself.

To apply, applicants can either nominate themselves or someone else. They have to complete a short application, and write an essay submission. The essay must not exceed 100 words in length (each question is limited to 50 words); and must be 100% true and original. In addition, all applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21.

The program is just one of many offered by The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which provides outreach to fatherless children and young adults, by promoting educational enrichment, one-on-one mentoring and global service initiatives that will cultivate the next generation of responsible leaders.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fw: Lending money to relatives can leave you broke

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fwd: Best of the Hatewatch Blog

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Charter co-location: A phantom threat

Charter co-location: A phantom threat

Winters: Mayor de Blasio has announced a moratorium on new charter school co-locations — whereby charters make use of underutilized space in public school buildings — and has said that he plans to begin charging rent to charters currently operating within publicly owned facilities.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Lenox Lounge Returns To Harlem This Summer


Lenox Lounge Returns To Harlem This Summer Legendary Harlem jazz bar Lenox Lounge has found a new home just two blocks from its original location on Lenox Avenue. The famed venue shuttered in 2012 with owner Alvin Reed vowing to reopen if he could get the funds to do so. He did, thanks in part to new business partner Dean Schomburg, and the duo will reopen the bar in a 1,200 square foot space at 333 Lenox Avenue at some point in late summer. [ more › ]

Lenox Lounge Returns To Harlem This Summer
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