Friday July 9th check out Indie-songstress Eleanor Dubinsky at the 92Y Tribeca. Her sultry vocals ride a mix of French pop, new American soul and Latin rhythms. Her songs express her passion for a diversity of people and cultures.
Opening Friday, July 9th, You Were There is an exhibition that examines how time affects an artist’s practice, attitude and overall outlook. It broadly investigates the trajectory of the exhibiting artists’ output by showing one work from 2005 and one work from 2010 by each artist, indicating how a relatively small but significant amount of time can change an artist’s perspective. The subject is not time itself, but rather the ever-changing vicissitudes of artistic practice both internal to an artist and as conceived by a viewer as time passes.
Tekserve’s at it again. The electronic repair store (a savior to me many-o-times) along with the Lower East Side Ecology Center are moonlight in electronic recycling. Go green by safely and properly recycle your old electronics at their eWaste Recycling Drive. Bring computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, CD/DVD/VCR players, stereo equipment, televisions, cell phones, cameras and other unwanted electronics to Tekserve on Saturday, July 10th from 10am to 4pm to be safely recycled.
It sure would be nice if we could obtain all of our food and drink items from local sources, but sugar provides an excellent example of why such a desire may remain a pipe dream in the United States for a long time to come. The sugar we consume that is produced domestically comes from sugar cane grown in Hawaii and the Southeast and sugar beet from the Upper Midwest, Pacific Northwest, California and elsewhere. However, it is likely milled and refined hundreds if not thousands of miles from where it is harvested, and then shipped all over the country—causing untold greenhouse gas emissions—in various sized packages for our consumption in our coffee, on our cereal and, for some of us, in our cocktails.
New York’s legislature today passed Senator Eric T. Schneiderman’s Fraud, Enforcement & Recovery Act (“FERA”), a historic bill to strengthen the state’s powerful False Claims Act. The New York False Claims Act, passed in 2007 and modeled after the then-existing United States False Claims Act, is New York’s most powerful tool to fight fraud against the government, especially fraud by corrupt government contractors.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of GUY DE CHIMAY for running a Ponzi scheme that resulted in thefts totaling nearly $7 million from several victims. DE CHIMAY is charged with multiple counts of felony Grand Larceny, in addition to Forgery and other crimes.
“The law named for Olympian Jack Shea fixes a glaring legal loophole, which had existed in New York State for far too long. This bill expands the law to authorize many more medical personnel to obtain a blood sample from a driver that has been arrested for Vehicular Homicide or Vehicular Assault, a situation where time is of the essence.”
Opening Wednesday June 30th, the Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present Land Use Survey, a group exhibition featuring photographs, paintings and works on paper by twenty-seven artists. Land Use Survey functions as a critical appraisal of land use across the country, as a document of the changing landscape vernacular, and as a celebration of the artists who take diverse approaches to capturing this genre.