Events for Wednesday, January 14, 2008

7:30 a.m. Speaker Christine Quinn joins Comptroller William Thompson Jr. and McDonald's chief financial officer Peter J. Bensen for Economic Summit of the Wall Street Project, moderated by Rev. Jesse Jackson. At The Sheraton, 811 Seventh Avenue.

10 a.m. New York Yankees president Randy Levine will testify at the State Assembly Committee hearing on public financing of new stadium. On the 19th floor of 250 Broadway.

11 a.m. Michael Bloomberg meets with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Goldberg to announce a new funding initiative aimed at foreclosed properties. On the 12th floor of 306 West 37th Street.

Noon. members will present a petition in support of Barack Obama's economic recovery plan. At 265 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island.

1 p.m. The City Council Transportation Committee will hold "car and taxi service" hearing. In council chambers at City Hall.

2 p.m. City Councilman Bill de Blasio and advocates for the homeless protest proposals to cut drop-in center hours and reorganize shelters. On the 14th floor of 250 Broadway.

4:30 p.m. Grandmothers Against the War call on Barack Obama to bring troops home. Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets.

6:30 p.m. The Municipal Art Society releases more than 300 public ideas for the Coney Island area. At Our Lady of Solace Church, 1717 Mermaid Avenue, in Brooklyn.


8 a.m. Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island will hold a discussion on "Closing Deals in Challenging Economic Times." At 300 Broadhollow Road, in Melville.

1 p.m. The Wastewater Task Force announces "ready-to-go projects" to be made eligible for federal funding. At the Bergen Point Treatment Plant, 600 Bergen Avenue, West Babylon.

6 p.m. Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy will host a community forum. At the Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip.


10 a.m. The Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees will hold a legislative budget hearing on human services. In Hearing Room C, L.O.B., Albany.

10:30 a.m. David Paterson holds a news conference to discuss his Court of Appeals nomination. In the Red Room of the Capitol.

11 a.m.  The Advisory Council to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will hold its quarterly meeting. In the Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1450 Western Avenue, Albany.

12:30 p.m.  Senator Charles Schumer holds a press conference call to announce a bill which would quadruple values of the current college tuition tax break. At: 202-224-7433.

Events for Wednesday, January 14, 2008