Photo via Raisa Chernina.You might know her from food drives around the holidays or from celebrating grandmothers and police officers with grandiose pageants and parties. Raisa Chernina came to the United States from Belarus in 1979 with no English skills and zero expectations, and quickly adopted this country as
Source: Luke Redmond/FlickrSeveral local representatives to the City Council said yesterday that they support a proposal to throw a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The idea reemerged over the weekend, when U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stood with veterans
A motorist was caught red-handed after a series of incidents in which he allegedly tried to cheat the toll on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge. The New York Daily News is reporting [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/staten-island-toll-cheat-busted-breaking-officer-arm-bid-avoid-paying-verrazano-fees-authorities-article-1.1397178?localLinksEnabled=false] that Staten Island resident Steven Gorelik broke a Bridge and
Son of Bensonhurst, Cpl. Edward Chin (3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment), covering the face of a Saddam Hussein statue in downtown Bagdhad with the American flag. Source: thinksquad.netA retired young Marine corporal from Bensonhurst, who was famously photographed for helping to topple a Saddam Hussein statue nearly 10 years
The Giants Super Bowl victory parade in 2008 (Source: tedkerwin via Flickr).The following is a press release from the office of City Councilman Vincent Gentile: CITY HALL – Today thousands of New Yorkers will line the streets of lower Manhattan to welcome home the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.
Councilman Michael Nelson’s office sent us a note last night that they got word from the Department of Transportation that the Operation Iraqi Freedom Way sign [/missing-sign-sparks-soviet-outrage/] should be back up by the end of the day on Monday, February 22. The stalled construction site at 2820 Avenue Z