Andrew Bujalski's film Funny Ha Ha celebrated its 10th anniversary last night at Anthology Film Archives, with the director and one of his biggest fans, Lena Dunham, in attendance.
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“If you don’t address these issues, stay out of our churches and our communities,” he said. “Talk to us about what affects us. This case will be the case where we can determine where this city is going.”
A day after the Department of Education voted to close or cut 23 schools, city schools chancellor Dennis Walcott asked the cameras to record his handshake with United Federation of Teachers head Michael Mulgrew.
Steve Schmidt, a political strategist for Bush and Cheney and campaign adviser to John McCain, agrees with the pro-Obama Democrats who say there's no real comparison between the Democratic primary of 2008 and the Republican primary of 2012.
Jennifer Egan spoke last night at Columbia University about her writing and technology.
“Every time this issue comes up, they try to take it away," Rangel said. "First, just because it’s the city of New York and second, because they have a majority now and they’re taking advantage of it.”
City Councilman Charles Barron, a former Black Panther (who is not Muslim), delivered the rally’s most provocative speech.
“It’s unacceptable,” Al Sharpton said, of the gerrymandered district lines released last Friday by the state legislature’s redistricting task force. ”Why do we have to say we’ll lose a black seat in Buffalo to have an Asian seat downstate?”
Parkside Lounge hosted a "Miss Twin Peaks" event that filled the house to capacity
Late last week, former governor David Paterson spoke to 200 young lawyers, many of them recent law-school graduates, at the Hilton’s Gramercy Ballroom. It was the keynote address of a week-long convention of the New York State Bar Association, which drew 5,000 people from across the state.