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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.

The proposed Billboard Scaffolding Bill (Intro 623) would allow billboards to go up on work scaffoldings, which proliferate the city. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation opposes, suggesting the billboard scaffolding would have a devastating impact on small businesses.

We just got wind of this event; it takes place tomorrow night but is worth juggling your schedule for. Read on:

Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to benefit The New York Firefighters Burn Center in honoring:

The Association of Community Programs for the Homeless (A.C.E.) will hold an auction this Thursday, March 19th to benefit their homeless rehabilitation programs.


On Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, the Council will hold a hearing on a package of legislation designed to preserve and protect our City's affordable housing supply.  By participating in this hearing and speaking out on the need to strengthen rent protections, you can help us send a clear message to Albany that control over rental housing must be returned to our City's leaders.  

Assembly Member Deborah Glick and State Senators Tom Duane and Daniel Squadron recently sent an excellent letter supporting a proposal to spend $57 million of federal “stimulus” funding on Pier 40 infrastructure repair.  Now they need our help to persuade others to approve this essential work.

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