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Weekend Traffic Advisory

The NYPD has announced street closures for Saturday, 10/21 and Sunday, 10/22.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until November 30, 2017) (Daily)

Manhattan: 1100 x 2200

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street

Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street (Pedestrian Street)

Closure: Same as location

 

USO – AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS AUTUMNFEST

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place

Closure: Same as location

 

TASTE OF THE SEAPORT

Manhattan: 1100 x 1600

Locations:

Peck Slip between Front Street and South Street

Front Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS – NORTH FLATBUSH FALL FEST

Brooklyn: 1200 x 1700

Locations:

6th Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and St. Marks Avenue

St. Marks Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and 6thAvenue

Closure: Same as location

 

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES GREENPOINT AVENUE FESTIVAL

Queens: 1000 x 1800

Locations:

Greenpoint Avenue between 44th Street and 48thStreet

46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

LILY GAVIN WAY

Queens: 1400

Location:

40th Street and Queens Boulevard

Closure: None

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 

BIKE MS NYC

Manhattan: 0530 x 1830

Locations: 55/100 Miles Route-Leaving NYC:

West Street between West 54th Street and Canal Street

Canal Street between West Street and Holland Tunnel Entrance

55/100 Mile Route Returning NYC:

West 178th Street between Cabrini Boulevard and Pinehurst Avenue

Pinehurst Avenue between West 178th Street and West 177th Street

West 177th Street between Pinehurst Avenue and Haven Avenue

Haven Avenue /West 168th Street between West 177th Street and Fort Washington Avenue

Fort Washington Avenue between West 168th Street and West 165th Street

West 165th Street between Fort Washington Avenue and Riverside Drive

Riverside Drive between West 165th Street and West 72nd Street

West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue

West End Avenue between West 72nd Street and West 59th Street

West 59th Street between West End Avenue and Joe Dimaggio Highway

30 Mile Route:

West Street between West 54th Street and Battery Park Underpass

Battery Park Underpass between West Street and FDR Drive

FDR Drive (northbound) between Battery Park Underpass and Harlem River Drive

Harlem River Drive between FDR Drive and 10thAvenue

10th Avenue between Harlem River Drive and West 218th Street

West 218th Street between 10th Avenue and Indian Road

Indian Road between West 218th Street and West 214th Street

West 214th Street between Indian Road and Seaman Avenue

Seaman Avenue between West 214th Street and Riverside Drive

Riverside Drive between Seaman Avenue and Henry Hudson Parkway

Henry Hudson Parkway /Joe DiMaggio Highway/West Street (southbound)

Between Riverside Drive and West 56th Street

Closure: Same As location

 

FALUN DAFA HOLIDAY SEASON PARADE

Manhattan: 1200 x 1400

Formation:

East Broadway between Pike Street and Eldridge Street

Route:

East Broadway between Pike Street and Chatham Square

Chatham Square between East Broadway and Division Street

Bowery between Division Street and Grand Street

Grand Street between Bowery and Mott Street

Mott Street between Grand Street and Worth Street

Dispersal:

Worth Street between Chatham Square and Mulberry Street

Closure: Same as location

 

26TH ANNUAL BROADWAY FALL FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

Broadway (west side) between 86th Street and 96thStreet

Closure: Same as location

 

COLLEGE POINT STREET FAIR

Queens: 1000 x 1800

Location:

College Point Boulevard between 14th Avenue and 20th Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

TOUR DE BRONX

Bronx: 1000 x 1700

Locations: Route-25 Miles

Grand Concourse between East 161st Street and East 138st Street

East 138th Street between Grand Concourse and Third Avenue

Third Avenue between East 138th Street and Bruckner Boulevard

Bruckner Boulevard between Third Avenue and St. Ann’s Avenue

Saint Ann’s Avenue between Bruckner Boulevard and 149th Street

East 149th Street between St Ann’s Avenue and Prospect Avenue

Prospect Avenue between East 149th Street and Boston Road/Crotona Avenue

Crotona Avenue between Boston Road and Claremont Parkway

Charlotte Street between Crotona Park East and Jennings Street

Jennings Street between Charlotte Street and Longfellow Avenue

Longfellow Avenue between Jennings Street and East 172nd Street

East 172nd Street between Longfellow Avenue and West Farms Road

West Farms Road between East 172nd Street and East Tremont Avenue

East Tremont Avenue between West Farms Road and East 177th Street

East 177th Street between East Tremont Avenue and Devoe Avenue

Sheridan Expressway between East 174th Street and Westchester Avenue

Westchester Avenue between Sheridan Expressway and Bronx River Avenue

Bronx River Avenue between Bruckner Boulevard and Story Avenue

Story Avenue between Bronx River Avenue and Colgate Avenue

Colgate Avenue between Story Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

O’Brien Avenue between Soundview Park Exit and Leland Avenue

Leland Avenue between O Brien Avenue and Gildersleeve Avenue

Gildersleeve Avenue between Leland Avenue/Harding Park and Stephens Avenue

Stephens Avenue between Gildersleeve Avenue and O Brien Avenue

Barrett Avenue between Olmstead Avenue and Howe Avenue

Howe Avenue between Barrett Avenue and Hart Street

Hart Street between Howe Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue

Castle Hill Avenue between Hart Street and Zerega Avenue

Zerega Avenue between Castle Hill Avenue and Turneur Avenue

Turneur Avenue between Zerega Avenue and Lacombe Avenue

Lacombe Avenue between Turneur Avenue and Havemeyer Avenue

Havemeyer Avenue between Lacombe Avenue and Quimby Avenue

Quimby Avenue between Havemeyer Avenue and Zerega Avenue

Zerega Avenue between Quimby Avenue and Commerce Avenue

Commerce Avenue between Zerega Avenue and Butler Place

Butler Place between Commerce Avenue and Ferris Place

Ferris Place between Butler Place and Westchester Avenue

Westchester Avenue between Ferris Place and East Tremont Ave

Middletown Road between Westchester Avenue and Jarvis Avenue

Lafayette Avenue between East Tremont Avenue and Shore Drive

Shore Drive between Lafayette Avenue and Stadium Avenue

Stadium Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Middletown Road

Robertson Place between Middletown Road and Ampere Avenue

Ampere Avenue between Robertson Place and Kennellworth Place

Kennellworth Place between Ampere Avenue and Country Club Road

Country Club Road between Kennellworth Place and Jarvis Avenue

Jarvis Avenue between Country Club Road and Middletown Road

Westchester Avenue between Middletown Road and Waters Place

Waters Place between Westchester Avenue and Fink Avenue

Fink Avenue between Waters Place and Hutchinson River Parkway

Hutchinson River Parkway between Fink Avenue and Bronx and Pelham Parkway

Stillwell Avenue between Pelham Parkway and Pelham Parkway North

Bronxwood Avenue between Pelham Bay North and Arnow Avenue

Arnow Avenue between Bronxwood Avenue and Williamsbridge Road

Williamsbridge Road between Arnow Avenue and Wallace Avenue

Wallace Avenue between Williamsbridge Road and South Oak Drive

South Oak Drive between Wallace Avenue and North Oak Drive

North Oak Drive between South Oak Drive and Cruger Avenue

Rosewood Street between Cruger Avenue and Bronx Boulevard

Southern Boulevard between Mosholu Parkway Greenway and East Fordham Road

Route-40 Miles

Goulden Avenue between West 205th Street and Reservoir Avenue

Reservoir Avenue between Goulden Avenue and Sedgwick Avenue

Sedgewick Avenue between Reservoir Avenue and Fort Independence Street

Fort Independence Street West 238th Street between Sedgwick Avenue and Irwin Avenue                          

Irwin Avenue between West 238th Street and Johnson Avenue

Johnson Avenue Palisade Avenue between Irwin Avenue and West 247th Street

West 247th Street between Palisade Avenue and Independence Avenue

Independence Avenue between West 247th Street and Dodgewood Road

Dodgewood Road between Independence Avenue and Arlington Avenue

Arlington Avenue between Dodgewood Road and West 246th Street

West 246th Street between Arlington Avenue and Henry Hudson Parkway East

Henry Hudson Parkway East between West 246thStreet and Delafield Avenue

Manhattan College Parkway between Delafield Avenue and West 242nd Street

West 242nd Street between Broadway and Manhattan College Parkway

Van Cortlandt Avenue West between John Kieran Nature Trail and Mosholu Parkway

Greenway

West Gun Hill Road between Mosholu Parkway Greenway and Jerome Avenue

Jerome Avenue between West Gun Hill Road and Bainbridge Avenue

Webster Avenue between East 233rd Street and Nereid Avenue

Nereid Avenue between Webster Avenue and Matilda Avenue

Matilda Avenue between Nereid Avenue and East 237th Street

East 237th Street between Matilda Avenue and Barnes Avenue

Barnes Avenue between East 237th Street and Pitman Avenue

Bronxwood Avenue between Pitman Avenue and East 222nd Street

East 222nd Street between Bronxwood Avenue and Schieffelin Avenue

Schieffelin Avenue between East 222nd Street and East 225th Street

East 225th Street between Schieffelin Avenue and Schieffelin Place

Schieffelin Place between East 225th Street and East 229th Street

East 229th Street between Schieffelin Place and Needham Avenue

Needham Avenue between East 229th Street and Palmer Avenue

Palmer Avenue between Needham Avenue and Crawford Avenue

Crawford Avenue between Palmer Avenue and Boller Avenue

Marolla Place between Boller Avenue and Pratt Avenue

Pratt Avenue between Marolla Place and Light Street

Light Street between Pratt Avenue and Provost Avenue

Provost Avenue between Light Street and East 233rdStreet

233rd Street between Provost Avenue and Boston Road

Pinckney Avenue between Boston Road and Hutchinson Avenue

Hutchinson Avenue between Pinckney Avenue and Hollers Avenue

Hollers Avenue between Hutchinson Avenue and Peartree Avenue 

Peartree Avenue between Tillotson Avenue Hollers Avenue and Co-op City Boulevard

Co-op City Boulevard between Peartree Avenue and Bartow Avenue

Bartow Avenue between Co-op City Boulevard and Hutchinson River Parkway

Orchard Beach Road between Shore Road and Park Drive

Park Drive between Orchard Beach Road and City Island Avenue

City Island Avenue between Park Drive and Fordham Street

Fordham Street between City Island Avenue and King Avenue

King Avenue between Fordham Street and Ditmars Street

Ditmars Street between King Street and King Avenue

King Avenue between Ditmars Street and Beach Street

Beach Street between King Avenue and Minnieford Avenue

Minnieford Avenue between Beach Street and Kilroe Street

Kilroe Street between Minnieford Avenue and King Avenue

King Avenue between Kilroe Street and Terrace Street

Terrace Street between King Avenue and Minnieford Avenue

Minnieford Avenue between Terrace Street and Bridge Street

Bridge Street between Minnieford Avenue and City Island Avenue

Bronx and Pelham Parkway between City Island Road and Watt Avenue

Stadium Avenue between Watt Avenue and Country Club Road

Country Club Road Jarvis Avenue between Stadium Avenue and Middletown Road

Middletown Road between Westchester Avenue and Jarvis Avenue

Westchester Avenue between Middletown Road and Hutchinson Parkway

Bruckner Boulevard between Balcom Avenue and Zerega Avenue

Zerega Avenue between Bruckner Boulevard and Quimby Avenue

Quimby Avenue between Zerega Avenue and Havemeyer Avenue

Havemeyer Avenue between Quimby Avenue and Lacombe Avenue

Lacombe Avenuec between Havemeyer Avenue and Turner Avenue

Turner Avenue between Lacombe Avenue and Zerega Avenue

Zerega Avenue between Turner Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue

Castle Hill Avenue between Zerega Avenue and Hart Street

Hart Street between Castle Hill Avenue and Howe Avenue

Leland Avenue between Obrien Avenue and Gildersleeve Avenue

Gildersleeve Avenue between Leland Avenue Holding Park and Stephens Avenue

Stephens Avenue between Gildersleeve Avenue and O’Brien Avenue

Barrett Avenue between Olmstead Avenue and Howe Avenue

Howe Avenue between Barrett Avenue and Hart Street

Bruckner Boulevard between Edgewater Road and Bronx River Avenue

Bronx River Avenue between Bruckner Boulevard and Story Avenue

East 172nd Street between Longfellow Avenue and West Farms Road

West Farms Road between East 172nd Street and East Tremont Avenue

East Tremont Avenue between West Farms Road and East 177th Street

East 177th Street between East Tremont Avenue and Devoe Avenue

Sheridan Expressway between East 174th Street and Westchester Avenue

Westchester Avenue between Sheridan Expressway and Bronx River Avenue

Charlotte Street between Crotona Park East and Jennings Street

Jennings Street between Charlotte Street and Longfellow Avenue

Boston Road between Charlotte Street and Prospect Avenue

Prospect Avenue between East 149th Street and Boston Road/Crotona Ave

East 149th Street between St Ann’s Avenue and Prospect Avenue

St Ann’s Avenue between 138th Street and East 149th Street

Reservoir Avenue between West Kingsbridge Road and Bedford Park Boulevard West

Bedford Park Boulevard between Goulden Avenue and Southern Boulevard

Southern Boulevard between Bedford Park Boulevard and East Fordham Road

Closure: Same as location

 

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Brain Surgery Clouded Mind of Ex-Con on Trial for Killing Cop, Lawyer Says


Brain Surgery Clouded Mind of Ex-Con on Trial for Killing Cop, Lawyer Says

Demetrius Blackwell is accused of killing police officer Brian Moore in May 2015.


Swastika Vandal Knew Neighbors Were Jewish 'Because of the Way They Spoke'


Swastika Vandal Knew Neighbors Were Jewish 'Because of the Way They Spoke'

James Rizzo, 37, was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime and aggravated harassment.


WANTED: Grand Larceny (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a grand larceny within the confines of the 33 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Monday, October 16, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Broadway and West 168th Street, a 53 year old male victim got into a verbal dispute with an unidentified female.  The unidentified female then removed the victim’s baseball hat, headphones and necklace. The female fled on foot in an unknown direction.  The victim was not injured during the course of this incident. The total value of the victim’s removed property is approximately $15.

  • The unidentified individual is described as a female Hispanic in her 20’s.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 71 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:45 a.m. the individual entered the President Convenience store located at 1188 President Street, displayed a firearm and removed approximately $1,000 in cash, two cellphones and a back pack. The individual then fled the location to parts unknown. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

  • The individual is a male, light complexion, 16-years of age, black curly hair, 150lbs., 5’7″, last seen wearing a white shirt with a storm trooper on the front and a light colored jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Births/Deaths Marriages

Jose A. Medina, 92, May 4, 1925 - October 20, 2017, New York, New York

Jose A. Medina Arrangements under the direction of Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Astoria, NY.


George Ojakian, 76, September 12, 1941 - October 19, 2017, New York City, New York

George was born on September 12, 1941 and passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

George was a resident of New York City, New York at the time of passing.

He attended elementary, middle and high school in Daly City.

Uprose 166A 22nd Street, Brooklyn NY 11232 https://www.uprose.org/ Visitation at the Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on October 27, 2017.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: UPROSE: A grassroots organization that...


Bernard H. Hughes, 92, September 12, 1925 - October 12, 2017, New York, New York

Bernard H. Hughes Arrangements under the direction of Chas. Peter Nagel Inc., New York, NY.


Sidney Joy Bottman, 86, June 24, 1931 - October 5, 2017, New York, New York

Sidney Joy Bottman Arrangements under the direction of Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, New York, NY.


Lydia Esther Velazquez, 81, September 7, 1936 - October 17, 2017, Long Island City, New York

Lydia Esther Velazquez Mrs. Lydia Esther Velazquez was born on September 7, 1936 to Angel Manuel Ramos and Ana Angelica Leon in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Lydia entered into eternal rest on October 17, 2017 at New York Center for Rehabilitation, Astoria, New York, she was 81. Loving mother of Angelita Velazquez. May she rest in peace.


Events

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Date: November 5, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)


Hattie Carthan Community Sunday Farmers Market

Date: November 5, 2017

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market has engaged hundreds of local youths, distributed over 10 tons of fresh food, recycled 24 tons of organic waste via its market compost dropoff operation, hosted 240 community market sessions, delivered 550 cooking demonstrations, 16 bread baking workshops and more in its eight seasons of operation.

Sunday market reopens for a fifth season July 30, 2017 on the farm, with a series of healing events which highlight the value of herbs and non-invasive healing modalities for humans. This year, the farm has embarked on a 3 year scale up campaign in order to create the infrastructure needed to educate our community and operate an herbal distribution program which supplies local herbs and herbal products to the natural healing community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)


School/Class News

CWE panel discusses Puerto Rico hurricane aftermath, Oct. 24

Participants in the CWE panel discussion on the aftermath of the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico [from top]: Harry Franqui-Rivera, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Jr., Ed Morales and Armando Pintado. Elena Romero is the moderator.

Attendees encouraged to bring disaster relief donations The aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico is the focus of a panel discussion at the City College Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education on October 24. Entitled “State of Disaster: Puerto Rico and U.S. Relations in the Aftermath of Hurricanes,” the discussion highlights the historical relationship between P.R. and the United States and examines the social, economic and political conditions the Island faces as it struggles to recover from the hurricane devastation.

The event, 6 – 8 p.m., is hosted by the CWE Divisional Committee on Inclusive Excellence and the CWE Office of Student Affairs. It is free and open to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring disaster relief donations. CWE is located at 25 Broadway, 7th floor, in Manhattan.

Panelists include:

Harry Franqui-Rivera, associate professor of History, Bloomfield College, N.J. and a New Jersey Council of the Humanities’ Public Scholar;

Emmanuel Gonzalez, Jr., NYPD Deputy Inspector Commanding Officer, 72nd Precinct, Brooklyn, and participant in the NYPD’s P.R. recovery effort;

Ed Morales, journalist, author and adjunct professor, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University;

Armando Pintado, national coordinator, VAMOS4PR campaign, a network of stateside labor, community, cultural, and human rights groups committed to fighting for a better future for Puerto Rico and empowering the Puerto Rican diaspora.

Elena Romero, journalist and educator who has covered fashion, music and Latino culture is the organizer and moderator of the panel. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Women’s Wear Daily, Vibe, Urban Latino, Latina, Savoy, Sportswear International, the New York Post and on WBAI-FM. She also contributes to  remezcla.com.

“President Trump has faced tremendous criticism for poorly handling Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts –from his delayed visit, to threats to pull emergency responders to his temporary lift of The Jones Act,” said Romero, an adjunct assistant professor at CWE.  “The federal government’s non swift course of action has been very different than what we saw with aid to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey in Texas or Irma in Florida. The discussion is to try to address the question why and how the island can rebuild.”

The event is occurring at the mid-point of CWE’s disaster relief efforts that will conclude at the end of October. CWE has been collecting batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, feminine hygiene products, diapers, baby wipes, and cases of water. Donations are accepted six days a week at the CWE front lobby.

“CCNY plays a vital role in the recovery stage because we have the School of Medicine, Architecture and Engineering, said Juan Carlos Mercado, dean of the CWE and a member of the Puerto Rico task force appointed by City College Interim President Vincent Boudreau to advise him on this matter. “At this moment, through our contacts in Puerto Rico we are evaluating the specific needs there as well as providing response to concrete requests by P.R. higher education Institutions there.”

For more information on the panel discussion, contact Elena Romero at (212)925-6625, ext. 258 or email eromero@ccny.cuny.edu.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship.  Now celebrating its 170th anniversary, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.

 

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Queens College Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration on November 12 Will Focus on the Movie “Casablanca,” the Refugees in its Cast, and the Holocaust’s Impact on Film Professionals in Europe

— In the Sinai Chapel-sponsored Presentation, Holocaust Survivors and Their Family Members Will Light Remembrance Candles in a Commitment to Combat Anti-Semitism —

WHAT: The college’s annual Kristallnacht commemoration, presented by the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College and Sinai Chapels of Fresh Meadows, to recommit to combating anti-Semitism and hatred. The keynote address, “Casablanca, the Refugee Question, and the Fateful Summer of 1938,” by Noah Isenberg, will include clips from the popular film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will include a candle-lighting ceremony with Holocaust survivors and family members of the subsequent generations. There will also be a multicultural invocation and audiovisual and musical interludes, including performances by Townsend Harris HS students, and Ms. Sara Kahan, who will perform the national anthems of the US and Israel.

WHO: Noah Isenberg is professor of culture and media and director of the Screen Studies program at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York City. His latest book is We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie. Isenberg is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins, and a recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission, the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

WHEN:
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2-4 pm
Goldstein Theatre, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, NY
Directions to QC: http://bit.ly/mX79LH
Campus map: http://bit.ly/1toCpb7

Background: In aiming to be the premier community resource for Jewish intellectual endeavor in the Queens-Long Island area, the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College has become one of the best-known in the country. Through its outreach and research exploring the more than three millennia of Jewish civilization, the center bridges QC’s
academic Jewish studies program and the community. Its attractive educational and spirited cultural programs on campus—lectures, symposia, conferences, film festivals, and artistic performances—are all open to the public, most at no cost.

Sinai Chapels of Fresh Meadows, Queens, is a funeral home serving New York’s Jewish community for four generations. It is owned and operated by Michael Resnick and his family. The Resnick family and Sinai Chapels are proud to support the Jewish studies program at Queens College and this special Kristallnacht commemoration.

For more about Queens college, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Contact:

Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services
718-997-5593
maria.matteo@qc.cuny.edu


CUNY DOMINATES CHRONICLE’S PUBLIC COLLEGE SOCIAL-MOBILITY RANKINGS, PLACES HIGH IN WORLD RANKING

Seven senior colleges and five community colleges at The City University of New York dominated the Chronicle of Higher Education’s top 10 lists of public U.S. campuses with the greatest success in moving low-income students into the middle class. In a separate global assessment of college quality using totally different criteria, three CUNY colleges placed among the top 1,000 colleges among the 27,770 analyzed worldwide.

The Chronicle’s list was drawn from a widely reported study of colleges’ impact on social mobility by a team led by Stanford University economics professor Raj Chetty. Their 2017 paper, “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility” tracked students from nearly every U.S. college, including nongraduates, and measured their subsequent earnings against millions of anonymous tax filings and financial-aid records. They looked to see how well colleges helped students whose parents were in the bottom 20 percent of income levels reach the top 20 percent for individual earnings.

CUNY’s social-mobility track record also factored in Money magazine’s July ranking of five CUNY senior campuses in the top quarter of its “Best Colleges for Your Money”: Baruch College, Brooklyn College, Queens College, Hunter College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Money measured colleges by 27 criteria.

“The Chronicle’s and Money’s emphasis on how colleges help propel students up the economic ladder speaks to CUNY’s strength and mission since 1847,” said Chancellor James B. Milliken. “It is also increasingly viewed as one of the most important contributions higher education can make if it is truly to serve as a means of achieving equity. All of us at CUNY take great pride in the University’s role in helping generations of low-income, underrepresented and immigrant students succeed.”

In Fall 2016, 42.2 percent of CUNY students overall came from households earning less than $20,000; at the senior colleges, 37.1 percent came from such households, while at community colleges, it was 52.9 percent.

The seven CUNY baccalaureate-level colleges in the top 10 were Baruch College, No.1; City College, No. 2; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, No. 4; City Tech, No. 6; Brooklyn College, No. 7; Hunter College, No. 9; and Queens College, No. 10.

The five CUNY associate-level colleges were Borough of Manhattan Community College, No. 3; LaGuardia Community College, No. 5; Bronx Community College, No. 6; Queensborough Community College, No. 8; and Kingsborough Community College, No. 9.

In the global rankings, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) says it “publishes the only global university rankings that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions,” as prominent ranking services like U.S. News & World Report do.

CWUR does not consider the Chetty data or similar measures at all. Rather, it gives 25 percent weight each to alumni who are CEOs at top world companies, alumni who won major international awards, and the number of faculty who won international awards, all relative to the university’s size. It gives 5 percent weight each to the number of faculty research papers; their influence as measured by publication in “highly influential” journals; citations measured by the number of highly cited research papers; broad impact as measured by the “h-index,” an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of an author’s publications; and patents, as measured by the number of international patent applications.

Assessing 27,770 degree-granting institutions, CWUR placed three CUNY colleges in the top 1,000: City College, No. 323, in the top 1.2 percent in the world; Hunter College, No. 929, in the top 3.4 percent in the world; and Queens College, No. 955, in the top 3.5 percent in the world.

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, the University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY School of Law, CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 272,000 degree-seeking students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 400 high schools throughout the five boroughs. The University offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies.

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CCNY psychologists develop new model that links emotions and mental health

The novel MAS model linked emotion regulation to personality and wellbeing in surprising and unexpected ways.

For decades psychologists have studied how people regulate emotions using a multitude of ways to conceptualize and assess emotion regulation. Now a recent study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE by Elliot Jurist and David M. Greenberg of The City College of New York, shows how a new assessment model can give clinicians an exciting new way to think about clinical diagnoses including anxiety, mood, and developmental disorders.

The authors developed the Mentalized Affectivity Scale (MAS) – a novel assessment model which breaks emotion regulation into three elements:

·      Identifying: the ability to identify emotions and to reflect on the factors that influence them (e.g. childhood events)

·      Processing: the ability to modulate and distinguish complex emotions

·      Expressing: the tendency to express emotions outwardly or inwardly

Jurist and Greenberg administered the MAS to nearly 3,000 adults online. Statistical modeling of the results showed: processing emotions delineates from identifying them and expressing emotions delineates from processing them.

The team of psychologists also found that emotion regulation was linked to personality and wellbeing in surprising and unexpected ways and that the ability to process and modulate emotions was a positive predictor of wellbeing beyond personality and demographic information. As the accompanying chart shows, one of the most important findings was how the three elements linked to the participants’ prior clinical diagnoses across anxiety, mood, eating, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

“We have introduced a way for psychologists and psychiatrists to use emotion regulation to supplement diagnoses,” said Greenberg, the lead author who is a postdoc student at Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

Jurist, the senior author and director of the Mentalized Affectivity Lab at CCNY and Professor at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership said: “For the first time we have empirical evidence for the validity and usefulness of the theory that can be carried out into the mainstream by neuroscientists, emotion researchers and psychiatrists.”

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The Single Guy Blog

My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!


My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!


2017-And Still Single

Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!


Scam Girls

I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!


Lindsay Marcella Blog

Timberland Rainy Day Attire

I partnered up with Timberland to share my favorite tall waterproof boot and leather purse combo that is pretty much my daily uniform at this point while we’re working on the house! Between the weather changing to fall and rainy […]

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COATED + COZY

 Yesterday was the official first day of Autumn, and even though it’s still 85 degrees out, I can’t help but start eyeing up all of the beautiful fall and winter outerwear! From pretty plaids, to military style, to faux shearling […]

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WE JUST BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOME!!

Finallyyy!!! I can share our exciting news! It feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime. Dylan and I just bought OUR FIRST HOME and I’m so excited to share our entire renovation / interior design journey with you! Our new home […]

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COZY CABINS + SWEATERS

  “Here comes the cold crisp fall; bare feet retreat to woolen socks and darkness falls on younger clocks as August sees her summer leaves awake in orange glow.” James D. Hogan

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EMBELLISHED BEAUTY

    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”  -Roald DahlSaveSave

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Dreaming of Fall Favorites

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine Hey beauties! I wanted to share some new fall favorites with you since it’s right around the corner. I love piecing together my […]

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BARNS + BRAIDS

Eleven moons played across rainbows above me and you… xx

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GOLDEN ROSE

Most of my favorite memories come from some old dirt road here in the countryside, where I grew up in a log cabin that my parents built.. I always visit our old home when I’m here and am always reminded […]

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FAVORITE NEW PACSUN DENIM

    It’s that time of year again when I’m starting to see “End of summer” sales and “Back to School” commercials everywhere, and no matter how much I love the summer, seeing this always remind me of my favorite […]

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2017

Hey beauties! I wanted to share some of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom anniversary sale now that it’s open to everyone! Simply click on the image below and it will take you to that product on the Nordstrom site […]

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This month we give our thumbs up to a business you might never have heard of but probable have seen their promotions. This month we salute Ayden Activation Group.
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War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.


Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!


President Trump In 7 More Days

Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!