Events for Friday, January 30, 2009

11 a.m. Senator Charles Schumer announces plan to boost mass transit funding in a Senate stimulus bill at 757 Third Avenue, suite 1702.

Noon. A news conference is held on "bills regarding horse-drawn carriage industry" followed by a City Council hearing on the issue. On the steps of City Hall.

12:30 p.m. A group of 23 soldiers that were wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan arrive for "Weekend for Heroes" visit at Penn Station.

1 p.m. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman joins U.S. Representative Charlie Rangel at a news conference on "earned income tax credit low-wage workers." At Food Bank New York City's Food & Finance Center site, 284 St. Nicholas Avenue, between 124 and 125th streets.

1 p.m.  Elected officials will hold a news conference to congratulate House Democrats for voting in favor of a bill to postpone the digital TV transition. On the steps of City Hall.

1:30 p.m. Councilman James F. Gennaro joins students and senior citizens for a rally in protest of the M.T.A.'s proposed elimination of the Q74 bus line. Outside Pomonok Houses, northeast corner of Kissena Boulevard and Melbourne Avenue, Queens.

1:30 p.m. U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez announces "new developments to ensure sustainability of the Moore Street Retail Market." Moore Street Market Plaza, 110 Moore Street between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street, Brooklyn.

2 p.m. Assemblyman Rory Lancman honors an award-winning art student at 146-10 Jamaica Avenue.

4:15 p.m. The United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and teachers protest Michael Bloomberg's proposed teacher layoffs. On the 14th floor, U.F.T. headquarters, 52 Broadway.


8 a.m. M.T.A. CEO Elliot G. Sander will address "businesses" regarding Westchester proposed fare and toll increases. At The New York Power Authority, 123 Main Street, in White Plains.

9 a.m. State and local officials discuss the impact of budget cuts on seniors at Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue in White Plains.

5:30 p.m. A Joint meeting of the Education Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Committee is held at Yonkers City Council Chambers, 40 South Broadway. Events for Friday, January 30, 2009