Events for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

9 a.m. Deputy Mayor Edward Skyler joins O.E.M. commissioner to kick off emergency preparedness forum for Brooklyn faith leaders; 2nd Floor Court Room, Brooklyn Borough Hall.

10 a.m. Buildings commissioner announces new initiative to enhance supported scaffold and sidewalk shed safety; Buildings Department Headquarters, 280 Broadway, 3rd Floor Conference Room.

12:30 p.m. Sen. Charles Schumer unveils foreclosure prevention campaign; The Bishop’s Chancery, 75 Greene Ave., between Clermont and Adelphi streets, Brooklyn.

1:30 p.m. Staten Island borough president and Tuscan winemaker tour the future site of the Vineyard Project at the Staten Island Botanical Garden; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, at Snug Harbor Road.

7:30 p.m. Political analyst/columnist Ronald Brownstein discusses presidential election and partisanship at Yeshiva University. Event is free and open to the public at Stern College for Women, Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239 East 34th St.

Events for Wednesday, February 20, 2008