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Important notices about important political events!


Preservation consultant Erica Avrami will moderate a panel of experts to discuss the importance and difficulties of preserving buildings and making them sustainable.


The National Audubon Society, Audubon New York and New York City Audubon recently worked with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to build Chimney Swift towers as a means of laying out the welcome mat for this fast declining migratory bird. You'd appreciate a welcoming home too if you had just flown all the way up from Chile.



The Far West Village, also known as the C6-1 zone, has been targeted by developers looking to place oversized commercial developments because of its outdated zoning rules. The zoning district, enacted in 1961, encourages “very out-of-scale hotel, dorm, and office development” and last year the district was targeted by a developer who wanted to build a 100 ft. tall hotel.   

Mingle with you neighbors, business owners, and community leaders at the launch of the new East Village Visitors Center, a meeting point to learn about the historic neighborhood.  It offers brochures on the area and information about historic exhibits, films, walking tours and special events.  The Center is also a Café and offers free wi-fi, $1 organic coffee and delicious snacks.


Okay, maybe you have been laid off. That doesn't mean you get to become a slothful waste of flesh who just sits around staring at Diff'rent Strokes re-runs all day. Nope. You need to get out there and show the world that you can still compete.


Eve Ensler’s renowned compilation of monologues will greet the Latino Community of the Hamptons this Saturday in a Spanish rendition of the famed collection. The show is being performed with the hopes that the monologues’ V-Day message, a global movement to stop violence against women, will reach Latin communities in Long Island. 
 


People have been trying to get the New York State government to include plastic water bottles in our Bottle Bill, the legislation that decides which containers have deposits and which don't, for years. The Legislature and Governor have finally agreed to make that Poland Spring bottle in your bag refundable, making it more likely to be recycled. But rumor has it that the Senate is backing away from the deal. That's where you come in.


Yet another big building is in the early stages to take root in SoHo, and the SoHo alliance is doing everything it can to stop it.

Thanks to Mommy Poppins for the heads up.

How can you tell if your friends have raised spoiled brats or not? Simple: give them a spontaneous, no-occasion-I-just-think-you're-a-swell-kid gift. But make it a used gift. It should be in good shape of course, but there should be no protective plastic or fresh price tag on it. If they say, "This is old! You're lame. And old!" then you know that it's time to to speak with your friends about sending the little bugger to military school. Or at least Outward Bound.


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