If one could take one sentence out of the deliberations, it should be gratitude...– Henry J. Stern (Starquest), Promises Abandoned
Never Seen a Politician Take a Bribe Before? →
This amazing video is a couple of years old, but a great lesson for all would-be unscrupulous politicians and those that would seek to do illegal business with them. It depicts disgraced former Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diane Gordon soliciting a bribe from a developer. Gordon was trying to get the developer to build her a $500,000 home and outfit her office with a pair of expensive doors, in exchange...
Mike Long and Henry Stern Start Term Limit Push | The New York Observer Celeste Katx at Daily News sniffed: “[Bloomberg ]thinks three terms is good for him — and only him.” What’s your opinion on the issue of term limits?
Why Public Crimes Outrage Us; Readers Name More Offenders. A recurring question which many people have asked is: Why do there appear to be so many crooks in government? Here are some thoughts on the matter: There are criminals in the private sector, as well, but their crimes are less likely to be reported by their companies and publicized by the media. Read more»
Looking For A Bar
New York Civic is looking for a bar or restaurant willing to host our next networking event. Does anyone know of a location (preferably in midtown Manhattan) that would appreciate 150 drinking patrons on a slow weeknight in December? Please Reblog with any suggestions you have! And if you’re interested, here are photos from the last event we held in Bryant Park.
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: New York Civic’s Fundraiser Is Next Week, NOT Tonight! The new date for the event, featuring our special guest Mayor Ed Koch, is September 30th. If you have not received a mailed notice of the event and would like to come, please email email@example.com or call 212-564-4441.
DId you miss our end of summer event last week at Bryant Park? (photos here). Too bad, there were some fireworks between former City Council candidate Pete Gleason and everyone’s favorite Village Voice writer Wayne Barrett: Former City Council candidate Pete Gleason caused a stir at the NY Civic soiree at Bryant Park last week, when he showed up and accused Village Voice writer Wayne Barrett...
Did you know the New York Sun is online? They are! And today they’ve published a letter from Henry Stern: City Is Shamed by Commission On the Revision of Its Charter.
Defenders of Parkway trees ratchet up efforts >... →
Zulch said that he and members of the Pelham Parkway Preservation Alliance, newly formed in the wake of this news, want written, legal safeguards in place that will guarantee that the city work carefully, and in many cases “use hand and shovel” as opposed to heavy equipment. “The big focus and concern now is root damage during construction of the roadway, and damage to the trees in a delayed...
We recently solicited questions from our friends on Twitter and Facebook, to be answered by Henry Stern in a column on the Starblog. Below, we’ve posted one of the questions and answers. You can read all of them here. Question: Where did Gracie Mansion gets its name and what is its history? - Ken Stewart Answer: Gracie Mansion is named for the Scottish-born shipping magnate Archibald...
New York Civic President Henry Stern was interviewed on CBS News for their segment on the Pelham Parkway trees. “Trees can’t speak for themselves – they can only whisper – so we have to come to their defense,” Stern said.
Bronx Residents Fear Road Project Will Ruin...
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — One of the most beautiful landscapes in New York City is being threatened by a road project, and residents fear it will forever change the character of their neighborhood. Whether looking at the Pelham Parkway from the sky or the ground, many are struck by the grandeur of its majestic green canopy. Now, though, the unique urban landscape is being threatened, reports CBS 2′s...
This September 7 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, join New York Civic’s Henry Stern and noted muckraker Wayne Barrett, Senior Editor for The Village Voice, at New York Civic’s free, end of summer networking event at Bryant Park. More information here. To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 564-4441. For directions, visit: http://www.bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/hours.html...
Death Be Not Proud
87 Mature Pelham Parkway Trees Face Deracination Under City Plan Do you know about Pelham Parkway? It is a magnificent park and boulevard, 2.3 miles long and 400 feet wide. It connects Bronx Park and Pelham Bay Park. You should read its fascinating entry in Wikipedia. There is nothing quite like it in the City of New York, in terms of greenery and grandeur enhancing a public thoroughfare. ...