Events for October 5, 2006

Transportation Alternatives discusses a new study showing that New Yorkers who live on high traffic streets have lower quality-of-life at the Puck Building.

The Brennan Center for Justice holds a media briefing on new voter suppression strategies in the 2006 elections at their NYU headquarters.

The City Council holds a hearing on the MTA’s emergency evacuation and communication procedures.

State Senate Democrats endorse Malcolm Smith to be their new Minority Leader on the steps of City Hall.

City officials announce the development of an industrial center to retain manufacturing in Williamsburg at the GMDC building in Greenpoint.

Laura Bush will be in town. First, unveiling a PSA for TeachersCount at the Time Warner Center. Then delivering remarks at the Preserve America History Teacher of the year Awards at the The Union League Club
and at the National Parks Foundation Gala at Chelsea Piers.

The City Board of Elections demonstrates a new ballot marking machine at a forum for students with disabilities at Baruch College.

ACORN, UFT, Citigroup and Bank of America announce a home buying assistance program for New York City teachers at UFT Headquarters.

John Faso will attend a candidates rally at The Metropolitan Club before heading over to the Queens County Republican Dinner at Roma View Catering in Howard Beach.

Eliot Spitzer will keynote the Empire State Pride Agenda Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers and attend the Suffolk County Democrats Dinner at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.

—Nicole Brydson