Events for Tuesday, December 18, 2007

9:30 a.m. Design Trust for Public Space and the N.Y.C. Taxi & Limousine Commission release outline for the future of yellow cabs, Military Island, Broadway at 44th Street.

9:30 a.m. General meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature at the Rose Caracappa Auditorium of the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.

10 a.m. Council Member Tony Avella discusses legislation that would remove restrictions denying disabled veterans from obtaining food car permits. On the City Hall Steps.

10 a.m. Transportation Committee considers suspending alternate-side parking during snow storms at 250 Broadway in the 14th floor hearing room.

10 a.m. The New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board holds meeting at the Clarence D. Rappleyyea Building, Executive Conference Room, 16th Floor, 123 Main St., White Plains.

11 a.m. Sardi’s Restaurant receives award from The National Museum of Patriotism; Sardi’s, 2nd floor, 234 West 44th St., 2nd floor.

11:30 a.m. Citizens Budget Commission hosts luncheon on achieving the goals of PlaNYC at the Grand Hyatt New York, Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan Ballroom.

12 p.m. Council Members Bill de Blasio and John Liu propose subway riders bill of rights at the Union Square Subway Station at 14th Street, southwest corner.

12 p.m. Representatives of area Asian and Latino community, local clergy, tenants and groups including the Chinese Staff and Workers Association, and the Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors announce the formation of an alliance to combat gentrification, displacement and irresponsible development at the Chinese Promise Baptist Church, 5123 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn.

Joe Bruno will have an annual luncheon and pose for pictures with Albany-based reporters at the Capitol, Room 332.

2 p.m. Meeting of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners; P.A. headquarters, 15th floor, 225 Park Ave. South. (11 a.m. World Trade Center Redevelopment Subcommittee, 11:30 a.m. Security Committee, 12 p.m. Finance Committee).

3:30 p.m. Elected officials and advocates call on the Suffolk Legislature to pass law preventing sex offenders from being housed at general population emergency shelters at the Lobby, William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.

6 p.m. Ron Paul supporters campaign at Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Manhattan side.

6 p.m. Christine Quinn joins Manhattan Community Board 4 for a presentation by the Department of City Planning of its be sharing its study that will lead to a rezoning proposal for 11th Avenue. At the Red Cross Building, 520 West 49th Street.

6 p.m. New York County Democratic Committee open house at the Teamsters union hall, 216 West 14th Str.

6:30 p.m. Dan Garodnick & Jessica Lappin holiday party at Marymount Manhattan College, 221 E. 71st Str.

7:00 p.m. Frederick E. Samuel Democratic Club holiday celebration at St. Mark’s church, 57 West 138th Str.

8:30 p.m. New York State Democratic Party holiday party at Taj Lounge, 48 West 21st Str.