“Staten Island District Attorney William Murphy exemplified public service during his distinguished career as Staten Island’s longest-serving District Attorney, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. As Richmond County’s top prosecutor, DA Murphy’s work extended beyond the courtroom as he fought for tougher environmental laws and better funding for prosecutor’s offices."
This year’s showing of visionary, art singular and self-taught artists will be held as a two part Exhibition, with two opening parties. The first portion will show May 29th thru July 23rd with the opening reception Saturday June 19th from 5 to 8 pm. Featuring Live Outsider Music and Poetry Reading by Self taught artist, poet, and song writer; Phil Demise will be giving a rare musical solo performance and reading poems from his book PERIODS. The NYC gothic blues duo Lone Vein will also be performing live.
The Battle of the Budget continues, with both the Senate and the Assembly acting as if time were on their side. Time does seem to be working to help Governor Paterson, who has included budget reductions ("poison pills" to the spenders) along with the weekly extender to keep the state operating without an approved budget for FY 2010-2011, which began on April 1, 2010, almost ten weeks ago.
Eli Klein Fine Art is pleased to present Shen Shaomin’s first solo exhibition in New York opening Saturday June 12th from 6 to 9 pm. A world renowned conceptual artist, Shen Shaomin pushes unconventional materials to new limits. His art comments on contemporary issues from politics to human nature.
As the U.S. Senate prepares to take up an important jobs and tax "extenders" bill this week, several New York organizations called upon Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand to work to restore extensions of "enhanced FMAP" (Medicaid) and COBRA funding to avoid up to 77,0000 in job losses and thousands of laid off workers being unable to afford health insurance.
Crime reporter Trench Reynolds gives us his views on a few pithy political matters involving some big names downtown. Clearly, journalism now shares the limelight with some gutsy bloggers. It's not just in North Korea, Iran, Iraq and Russia that traditional journalists are taking risks in the name of freedom of expression.
Stonewall Democrats of NYC, the largest and only citywide LGBT Democratic club in New York City, overwhelmingly voted to endorse lifelong Democrat Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General. Reflecting broad support for Eric’s record as a progressive champion for LGBT equality, Stonewall joins Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID) and Lambda Independent Democrats (LID) in support for his candidacy.
Party like Gatsby with fortune and splendor, at the Year of the Tiger: A Night to Support the Fourth Arts Block. The night will include sumptuous cocktails and treats from Faustina, performances by Sidra Bell Dance, horoscopes and palm reading, and an auspicious silent auction and fortune cookie raffle— all at the penthouse of the lovely Cooper Square Hotel. Come out in support the survival of one of NYC's most authentic and vibrant artistic communities... It will be a night to remember, so spread the word!
Downtown Independent Democrats (DID), the oldest and largest progressive Democratic organization in lower Manhattan, tonight endorsed the below listed candidates for election in 2010. DID further passed four resolutions pertaining to St. Vincent’s Hospital, the Cordoba House, NYC Charter Revision and human trafficking.
District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of STEVEN MANDALA to 2 to 6 years in prison. MANDALA pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and Identity Theft in the First Degree on May 19, 2010, in New York State Supreme Court. In addition to having already forfeited the Ferrari purchased with the money he stole, MANDALA must repay an additional $360,000 in restitution.