Events for July 25, 2007

10 a.m. The Department for the Aging will announce a new initiative that will utilize retirees at 220 Church Street.

10:45 a.m. Elected officials and education advocates will denounce school overcrowding and inadequate facilities on the City Hall steps.

11:30 a.m. Council members and housing advocates will urge Gov. Eliot Spitzer to sign bills that will increase the Housing Authority’s funding on the City Hall steps.

Noon. Council members will recognize Darfur Advocate Brian Steidle and call on US sponsors of the Beijing Olympics to act on Darfur genocide at Rockefeller Center.

12:30 p.m. Council Speaker Christine Quinn and City Council members will vote on legislation to allow parents to give their children cellphones for use during school commutes; restrict youths from possessing graffiti instruments; require general contractors to register with the Department of Buildings; stiffen penalties for illegally converting manufacturing buildings to residential use; and stagger annual building façade inspections by the Department of Buildings at City Hall.

1 p.m. The Taxi Workers Alliance will announce plans for a city-wide strike of the city’s 13,187 taxis to protest tracking and other technologies in cabs, citing invasion of privacy, at the Penn Station 7th Avenue Taxi Line.

1 p.m. Assemblyman Michael Benjamin will host a District Office Open House, celebrating a new location, at 1494 Boston Road.

4 p.m. The NYU Medical Center will host its "Christmas in July" holiday party for disabled pediatric patients at The Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 400 East 34th Street at First Avenue.

5:30 p.m. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will host the Russian Heritage Awards Ceremony at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, 350 Jay Street, in Brooklyn. Events for July 25, 2007