Events for Thursday, December 18 2008

8 a.m. Senator Malcolm Smith to discuss "state fiscal challenges and 2009 legislative session" in a keynote address at the Association for a Better New York. Manhattan Ballroom, The Grand Hyatt New York, 42nd Street at Park Avenue.

9:30 a.m. The Taxi & Limousine Commission holds monthly public meeting on the fifth floor of 40 Rector Street.

10 a.m. The State Department of Labor hosts the first meeting of "Child Performer Advisory Board" to address concerns surrounding child models and actors at the state labor department, 75 Varick Street.

10 a.m. Human rights activists announce plans for events in defense of immigrants on the eighth floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, 44th Street and First Avenue.

11 a.m. Michael Bloomberg is interviewed live on ABC's "The View."

12:30 p.m. Experts will discuss the impact of foreclosure crisis on city neighborhoods at 33 West 60th Street.

12.30 p.m. City Council to vote on several proposals: whether some District Council 37 union members can live outside city; if the transportation department will be required to suspend alternate-side parking when sanitation department suspends street cleaning during inclement weather; and co-naming 48 thoroughfares and public spaces. In the Red Room at City Hall.

12:30 p.m. The City Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney will sign copies of the commission's "Guide to New York City Landmarks." At CityStore, North Plaza, One Centre St.

12:45 p.m. Labor and business leaders will hold a press conference after a private meeting with Representatve Charles Rangel. On the eighth floor of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street.

3 p.m. David Paterson holds a meeting with the family of Brooklyn hate crime victim Jose O. Sucuzhanay, Consul General of Ecuador Jorge Lopez and Counsel for the Ecuadorian Embassy Geraldo Mejia. At the Executive Chamber, 633 Third Avenue.


11 a.m. Experts offer tips on traffic safety, health and fire prevention at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.


2:50 p.m. Members of the Board of Commissioners, the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee of the New York State Bridge Authority will hold a public meeting. At the Authority Headquarters Building, Mid-Hudson Bridge Plaza, in Highland.

Events for Thursday, December 18 2008