Events for Thursday, January 31, 2008

7:30 a.m. Council Member Vincent Gentile joins community members and water taxi riders at rally in support of New York Water Taxi ferry service; Brooklyn Army Terminal, 58th Street Pier, Brooklyn.

8 a.m. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli addresses the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Economic Outlook Breakfast; Sheraton LaGuardia East, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing, Queens.

10 a.m. Assembly Standing Committee on Education holds hearing on compliance with required physical education classes; Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor.

10:15 a.m. Tenants and community organizations protest Trinity School’s proposed sale of affordable housing unit to a condo developer; West 91st Street and Columbus Avenue.

11 a.m. Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and tenants protest abusive landlord; in front of 244 West 72nd St., between Broadway and West End Avenue.

11:30 a.m. Suffolk legislators introduce fair business practices legislation; William H. Rogers Legislative Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.

12 p.m. Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders leads PETA protest against horse-drawn carriages; public plaza at northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

12:30 p.m. Coalition of business, labor and community groups protest bill that would increase number of fruit and vegetable vendors in NYC; City Hall steps.

1 p.m. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte speaks on U.S.-Japan relations; Japan Society, 333 East 47th St., between First and Second avenues.

3 p.m. Council Member Tony Avella presents his Fair Access and Independent Resolution plan at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication’s public hearing on cable franchise renewals; NYC College of Technology, Klitgord Center, 285 Jay St., Brooklyn.

3 p.m.. NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission votes on Mayor’s implementation plan; MTA Board Room, MTA Headquarters, 5th Floor, 347 Madison Ave., between 44th and 45th streets.

4 p.m. Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters hold campaign rally; steps of the Allison-Parris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City.

4:30 p.m. Induction of Paul Feinman as Justice of the Supreme Court, 60 Centre Str., Rm. 300.

5:30 p.m. The Mayor’s Cup FDNY-NYPD Indoor Lacrosse Challenge; Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street.

6 p.m. Young professional Obama supporters hold rally and debate watching party; The Grand, 41 East 58th St.

6:30 p.m. Council Member James Gennaro hosts public meeting with Parks Department on series of illegal tree pruning in Jamaica Estates; Hillcrest Public Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows. Events for Thursday, January 31, 2008