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Top Baby Names of 2018
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Top Baby Names of 2018

The NYC Health Department has announced that Emma and Liam were the most popular baby names in New York City in 2018. Liam has been the number one name for boys since 2016. Emma has been the top name for girls since 2017. The Health Department’s birth certificate records show 501 Emmas and 779 Liams […]

Power Networking Business Series FORUM* CONFERENCE * EXPO 2020
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Power Networking Business Series FORUM* CONFERENCE * EXPO 2020

Power Networking Business Series Forum, Conference, and Expo coming to Far Rockaway New York in Spring of 2020. The conference is a One Day Conference which includes Breakfast & Lunch, Forums, Panels, Workshops, Business 2 Business Networking, Business 2 Consumer Networking, Value-based training, Exhibitors, Professional Headshots available for purchase and One Minute Commercials available for […]

NYC Health Department Launches ABCEATS, Its Redesigned Website for Looking Up Restaurant Grades
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NYC Health Department Launches ABCEATS, Its Redesigned Website for Looking Up Restaurant Grades

The NYC Health Department has launched a redesigned ABCEats, an online tool that allows New Yorkers to look up inspection results and letter grades for any of the approximately 27,000 restaurants in New York City. Users can search by restaurant name or by any of these categories: letter grade, type of food, borough, address and/or ZIP […]

Con Edison Climate Change Report
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Con Edison Climate Change Report

Extreme heat, coastal storm surge, inland flooding and more violent storms are the most significant climate-driven impacts to Con Edison’s energy delivery systems and its customers through the 21st century, according to a report issued today. The report (coned.com/resilience), developed by Con Edison in collaboration with ICF and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leverages the latest […]

NYC Health Department Will Add Third, Non-Binary Gender Category to New York City Death Certificates
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NYC Health Department Will Add Third, Non-Binary Gender Category to New York City Death Certificates

The NYC Health Department has announced that, starting next year, death certificates will include an “X” option for New Yorkers who do not identify as male or female. The change to the forms was announced at a Board of Health meeting today. The revision will inform the documents used by officials certifying or examining the […]

NY State's Black Chamber Annual Benefit Gala Draws Who's Who
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NY State’s Black Chamber Annual Benefit Gala Draws Who’s Who

On December 5, 2019 the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New York State’s largest African American Chamber, hosted their Annual One Night Only Gala Benefit Gala at the Uniondale, Marriott. The Annual One Night Only Benefit Gala attracts the “Who’s Who” across diverse sectors and this year’s gala theme was honoring & […]

"A Christmas Carol in Harlem" - Newly Designed Show from Classical Theatre of Harlem
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“A Christmas Carol in Harlem” – Newly Designed Show from Classical Theatre of Harlem

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH, Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the second year of its holiday production, A Christmas Carol in Harlem, based on the timeless work by Charles Dickens. This year’s production is directed by Carl Cofield based on an adaptation by Shawn René Graham with new choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher (Artistic Director of Elisa Monte […]

"Make Music Winter" Returns to NYC
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“Make Music Winter” Returns to NYC

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice that brings communities together and warms the spirit, returns this year on Saturday, Dec. 21 with more than 10 participatory musical parades across New York City. The daylong musical celebration on the shortest day of the year brings together New Yorkers of all […]

Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Celebrated with Special Performance During His Final New York City Center Season
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Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Celebrated with Special Performance During His Final New York City Center Season

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has announced programming for a historic night at Ailey celebrating Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya on Sunday, December 22nd at 7:30pm at New York City Center. Previously, Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, shared the news that the Company’s beloved mainstay for nearly five decades, Mr. Chaya, intends to […]

New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC
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New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC

The number of New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV is down to historic lows and fell below 2,000 for the first time since annual HIV reporting began in 2001. According to the 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2018, down 11% from the 2,157 new […]

Prostate Cancer Foundation's 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx
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Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their 2019 New York Dinner at the Restaurant Daniel at 60 East 65th Street in New York City. Dinner at Daniel was an exquisite culinary experience with a special guest performance by Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and raised over $5 million. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed mystifying tricks for the guests. Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, Jamie […]

The Long Island (NY) Chapter of The Links Inc.  Attracts Long Island Students To  STEAMFest: Ignite Your Flight
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The Long Island (NY) Chapter of The Links Inc. Attracts Long Island Students To STEAMFest: Ignite Your Flight

The Long Island (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. hosted STEAMFest: Ignite Your Flight -Putting STEAM in Motion this past Sunday, November 17, 2019 for an educational and fun-filled event held  at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY. Students and parents were treated to entertainment, a science presentation and lunch provided by the […]

Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District
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Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District

Cyntoia Brown recently spoke with students of the Greenburgh Central School District (GCSD). Brown was convicted of murdering and robbing Johnny Michael Allen, who had bought her for sex. She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 51 years. The governor of Tennessee granted her clemency in 2017, reducing her sentence to […]

ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards
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ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards

Brooklyn-based ButterMEssentials honored at Caribbean Life Impact Awards on November 14, 2019 at Paradise Catering Hall in Brooklyn. ButterMEssentials recently opened its first physical location in Brooklyn at 688 Nostrand Ave. Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York 11221. City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. presided over ButterMEssentials Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brooklyn. “The opening of the first […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration

Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) and Glory House Recovery presents the 10th Annual Holiday of Giving celebration hosted by Uniondale High School on Saturday, Dec. 14. To make the season brighter for deserving families in the First Legislative District, Legislator Abrahams is asking residents to donate new and unwrapped toys for […]