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NY state law requires that candidates for school superintendency who do not meet minimal requirements must receive a waiver from Education Commissioner David Steiner. This waiver is to be issued only to persons “whose exceptional training and experiences are the substantial equivalent of such requirements and qualify such persons for the duties of a superintendent of schools.”  Ms. Black has no “exceptional” training or experiences that would qualify her for this position.


Death row. The notorious Huntsville Texas State Prison. The final statement of Dante Wallace, a career criminal accused of a heinous crime that he claims he did not commit. Cause and effect have come home to roost; but who is the cause and what is the ultimate effect? OBIE Award winner (Outstanding Performance) and critically acclaimed actor, Edwin Lee Gibson writes and performs this solo play.

Big names such as Reverend Al Sharpton, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and NYS Senator Elect Gustavo Rivera and more will be attending the cocktail reception and dance party extravaganza to support councilmember Jumaane D. Williams. Accordingly “it ain’t your average fundraiser” and you can “shake” until late with Jumaane. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and we can all enjoy happy hour from 6 to 7 PM. Sounds like our kind of event!!

The perception of art is shaped by its location, but art can be a location itself. What is the Where? asks how artists can respond to the relationship between location, identity, and perception. Opening Saturday November 13th and guest curated by Risa Shoup and Recession Art.

"I am very concerned by the recent disaster in St. Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Barbados and the other islands devastated by Hurricane Tomas. St. Lucia has had the most death from this tragedy and I believe now is the time to unite in support of these countries and do all that is necessary for them to get back on their feet."

Meatless Monday—the modern version of it, at least—was born in 2003 with the goal of reducing meat consumption by 15 percent in the U.S. and beyond. The rationale? Livestock production accounts for one-fifth of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and is also a major factor in global forest and habitat loss, freshwater depletion, pollution and human health problems. The average American eats some eight ounces of meat every day—45 percent more than the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommended amount.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of PATRICK ALCINDOR, 41, a Manhattan pharmacist who stole more than $1.8 million from Medicaid over the course of nearly one year. The defendant is charged with one count each of Grand Larceny in the First, Third, and Fourth Degrees, as well as seven counts of Criminal Diversion of Prescriptions in the Fourth Degree.

On November 11th join the Plan Parenthood of New York City Activist Council and author Stefanie Iris Weiss at BookCourt in Cobble Hill for a lively discussion about sex, the environment and the merging of both. In her new book, Weiss introduces us to eco-sexuality which explores dozens of ways to go green in the bedroom, leading to a better, healthier, environmentally conscious love life.

The Feldman Gallery will exhibit a large selection of Andy Warhol self-portraits from 1966 to 1982, including paintings and unique prints, some never before exhibited, and photography and video made with collaborators. Self-portraits occupied a central position in Warhol’s entire body of work and were important in the creation of his public persona. Controlling his own image, Warhol played with the art of disguise and deception, seemingly telling us all, yet revealing very little. There are many Andys, but Warhol remains substantially unknowable.

Opening Thursday, November 5th at DCKT Contemporary is Sophie Crumb’s debut solo exhibition. Crumb’s drawings are expressionistic, unforgiving and starkly revelatory. Crumb mines her emotions to create works based on her current experiences but always with an eye on her unique and eccentric past. Her drawings and prints often depict events culled from her life in a small town in rural France, as well as periods of time in New York and Berkeley.