June 24, 2018, New York City – Governor Cuomo announces the opening of New York’s official monument honoring the LGBT community, including those lost in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016. NYGovCuomo official video
Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at a rally calling for the preservation and expansion of speed cameras near New York City schools.
Union Square Park . E 17th Street and Broadway Manhattan NYC June 24, 2018 Official NYC NYC Mayor’s Office video
New policies will soon reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests: NYPD will instead issue summons for low-level marijuana possession
• FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo—killed in the line of duty last March—is honored in the South Bronx
• The New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy expands, offering more hands-on gardening and cooking courses for children . Official NYC NYC Mayor’s Office video
New York’s primaries for the U.S. House and Senate are just one week away, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will face off against actress Cynthia Nixon in September. Politico New York’s Laura Nahmias spoke to Elaine Quijano on CBSN’s “Red & Blue” about next week’s races to watch, and how Cuomo recently signaled he would support legalized marijuana less than a year after calling marijuana a “gateway drug.”
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JUN 21 2018 6 PM – 8 PM
Blazing Balkan brass, gutbucket funk, Gypsy accordion, and a big bass drum: This just scratches the surface of what Slavic Soul Party! brings to every performance. Inspired by its members’ Eastern European, Mexican, and Asian roots, it stirs up a tasty mix of gospel, dub, jazz, and Latin music. “Global Rhythm” says Slavic Soul Party! delivers “some of the most danceable Balkan-flavored pop this side of the Adriatic.” This concert is a part of New York Music Month, a citywide celebration of New York City’s music industry, artists, and fans presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and NY is Music.
David Storobin and Michael Grimm – David Storobin a former New York State Senator who represented District 27 in the New York State Senate, which includes the neighborhoods of Borough Park, Midwood, Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach, Kensington, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, and Manhattan Beach..
Michael Gerard Grimm – Grimm represented New York’s 13th congressional district during his first term, after which he represented New York’s 11th congressional district. Both districts consisted of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn. Grimm is a member of the Republican Party, and during his time in office was the only Republican to represent a significant portion of New York City. He is a former FBI agent, businessman, convicted felon, attorney, and U.S. Marine, having served in the Persian Gulf War.