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"Sadly, despite the fact that he is asking for a promotion to be the state's top lawyer, Dan Donovan does not understand the basics of the state's penal code, or even his own bill. Had Mr. Donovan done a little research, he'd know that the misdemeanor domestic violence offenses in his bill are not subject to mandatory arrests and could let abusers walk free."

As of August 23, 2010, George Underwood has 498 Facebook friends, which may seem like many or a few depending on who you ask. Regardless, the mere mention of this social networking site should boost his Facebook friend count, while triggering little, if any, activity on Myspace and Friendster. I don’t think this really matters to Underwood personally, though the way that we connect today versus three years ago (Myspace) or three years before that (Friendster) is something that’s on his mind. Human relationships and the current technologies that foster them play a pivotal role in Underwood’s photographic practice.
-       Joseph Maida

Today AT 1:30 PM, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and NARAL Pro-Choice NY President Kelli Conlin will join dozens of women leaders and activists from across New York City to rally in support of Eric Schneiderman as the only progressive choice for Attorney General. The leaders will contrast Eric Schneiderman's lifelong progressive record with Kathleen Rice who only recently became a Democrat and has blocked progressive reforms.



“I am proud to have earned the support of leaders who understand the criminal justice challenges facing Long Island and communities throughout the state. As Attorney General, I will employ high-tech, multi-state strategies to fight illegal guns and protect our schools, streets and communities from violence. Together, we will advance a smart-on-crime approach to public safety to protect all New Yorkers. We can’t afford to go backward to the failed policies of the past,” said Eric Schneiderman.


Annually since September 11, 2001 the Manhattan Youth Center has held a night of remembrance. It’s a time to share memories, reflect on how it changed lives, the neighborhood, and the world. Next week on the 9th anniversary the Center will once again be holding a gathering full of discussion, poetry, and music. Join your neighbors and stand together to honor the big and small acts of heroism, and look to a future filled with peace.

The iconic Russell Simmons has partnered with im.material Global Committee to graciously host a benefit for Haiti at one of our favorite galleries, Gallery Nine5, on September 15th 2010. The tragedy in Haiti is far from over as more than one million Haitians remain homeless. The money donated will be used by im.material to construct stable homes and community infrastructure on 4.2 acres of donated land outside of Port-au-Prince. Do your part to directly impact the rebuilding of Haiti. Be a hero. We’ll see you there.

Mark Demaio is one of our favorite talents and the SoHo Journal is beyond pleased to announce the opening of his show “Absurd Notions” at SYNCHRONICITY Fine Art. Always the absurdist, Mark Demaio presents a collection that is the perfect juxtapose of whimsy and pain. His subjects— goblins, dolls, and circus freaks— are surprisingly relatable, and hauntingly so.The show will run through October 2nd, 2010. We’ll see you there. 

The Latin Media and Entertainment Commission is gearing up for a citywide week of celebration and in anticipation Director Carlos Manzano proudly launched the official LMEW (Latin Media and Entertainment Week) website.

Christopher Henry Gallery proudly presents Knitting is for Pus****, its first solo show of Polish-born New York-based artist Olek. Hundreds of miles of crocheted, weaved, and often recycled materials, forms, and spaces are the fabric from which the wild and occasionally functional structures of Olek’s fantasylands are born.

Kid Flix Mix is an eye-opening and highly entertaining mix of animated and musical short films from around the world, perfect for our youngest audiences. Lineup features audience favorites from the past two festivals including Lost and Found, Hedgehug, Aston's Stones, Mermaid, Booo, Electric Car, and more.