Events for Tuesday, July 15, 2008

8:30 Citizens Union Breakfast Brief with David Weprin; Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd floor.

9:30 a.m. Lawyers for the 91st Street crane collapse victim Ramadan Kurtaj appear in court, 80 Centre St., Room 307.10 a.m.

10 a.m. City Council hears testimony on various legislation dealing with construction site and crane safety; Council Chambers, City Hall.

Noon. The Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn honors Marty Golden at annual luncheon. Kingsborough College, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

12:30 p.m. Community members demand a stop to the East Village/LES Rezoning Plan before scheduled public hearing; in front of 1 Centre St.

12:30 p.m. Bronx community residents and clergy and Urban Justice Center release report that shows large numbers of Bronx residents still face low-paying jobs despite redevelopment; Ruppert Place and 161st, adjacent to Yankee Stadium.

1 p.m. Landmarks Preservation Commission holds public hearing on St. Vincent’s proposal for a new hospital and luxury apartment tower in Greenwich Village; NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square.

7 p.m. Author Kevin Powell reads from his recent collection, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”; Brownstone Books in Bedford-Stuyvesant, 409 Lewis Ave.