Events for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

8:30 a.m. Michael Bloomberg to join food activist Maya Wiley and U.N. General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann for conference on “The Politics of Food.” At Alfred Lerner Hall, Broadway and West 115th Streets, Columbia University.

10 a.m. David Yassky meets with anti-violence advocates to push for bill with incentives for NYPD to collect and report information on illegal gun arrests. On City Hall steps.

10:30 a.m. Bill Clinton, Kerry Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at the renaming ceremony for the Triborough Bridge. At Astoria Park, 21 Street, Hoyt Avenue, Ditmars Boulevard, and East River, in Queens.

11 a.m. Ken Fisher to host televsion show “CityWide” with guest Yvette Clarke. To air on CUNY T.V., Channel 75, also available on the web.

11:30 a.m. Daniel Garodnick releases report on overcrowded Lexington Avenue subway lines. At the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall subway stop, west side of Centre Street, between City Hall and Chambers Streets.

11:30 a.m. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum and the New York Immigration Coalition release a “guide to public benefits for immigrants in New York City.” At Columbus Park, off Worth Street.

4:30 p.m. Panel discussion on “Lessons from the Japanese Bubble for the U.S.” takes place in room 301 of Uris Hall, 116th Street and Broadway, Columbia Business School.

6 p.m. Council Member Letitia James, State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and John Sampson, and District Leader Olanike Alabi sponsor “The Economic Bailout and Crisis: What will be the impact on our Healthcare Institutions?” at Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Avenue, in Brooklyn.

6 p.m. Community Board 2 holds Land Use committee meeting at Polytechnic University.

6 p.m. Developer Larry Silverstein to discuss Ground Zero progress. At the Schimmel Center for Performing Arts, 1 Pace Plaza, Pace University.

6 p.m. The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 4 to host a public meeting regarding DOT plans for a protected bike lane on Eighth Avenue from West 14th to West 23rd Streets. At the Fulton Center Auditorium, 119 Ninth Avenue.

6:30 p.m. General David Petraeus presented with the Eisenhower Award by the Business Executives for National Security. At The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Hudson River Park, 12th Avenue and West 46th Street.

7 p.m. Michael Bloomberg to receive Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award, presented by The Hundred Year Association. At Capitale, 130 Bowery.

8:30 p.m. Michael Bloomberg to recieve Economic Patriot Award from The Concord Coalition. At The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street. 

LONG ISLAND

11 a.m. Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy to announce agreement protecting Babylon waterways at Canal and Green Avenues in Babylon.

7 p.m. Town Hall meeting on Proposition 8 at The Long Island GLBT Community Center, 34 park Avenue, in Bay Shore.

NORTH

7:30 PM The White Plains Women’s Club holds meeting called “Rethinking Westchester Government,” to discuss possibilty of eliminating county government. At 305 Ridgeway, in White
Plains.

Events for Wednesday, November 19, 2008