Events for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

8 a.m. NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and other mass-transit advocates will protest proposed transit fare increase and M.T.A. service cuts at Yankee Stadium subway station.

8 a.m. City Comptroller Bill Thompson speaks about economic challenges facing small businesses and at West Manhattan Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Tavern on the Green, Central Park West and 67th Street.

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service’s Metro Club Clubhouse to host Economic Empowerment Expo, co-sponsored by City Council Member Letitia James. At 25 Chapel Street, Suite 204, Brooklyn.

10:30 a.m. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other officials release a report on restructuring city income tax and announce a proposal to “eliminate income taxes on low-income families.” At City Hall, in the Red Room.

10:30 a.m. State Assembly Members Joseph Lentol, Hakeem Jeffries and the Straphangers Campaign hold “mock funeral” for the subway’s G train. At the G line’s Court Square station, entrance at Jackson Avenue and Court Square, Queens.

11 a.m. City Council Member Rosie Mendez meets with Chinatown tenants and community organizers to announce two group lawsuits against a landlord that they argue is harassing tenants. 55 Delancey Street.

1 p.m. Community leader Rabbi Avraham Schechter is honored with a street-renaming ceremony in Queens, at 72nd Drive at 147th Street, Kew Garden Hills, Queens.

4:30 p.m. PETA stages a rally outside Giorgio Armani’s store to protest use of fur in fashion design. At 717 Fifth Avenue and 56th Street.

6:30 p.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and others will attend a forum on “small to mid-sized theaters.” At The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South.

6:30 p.m. Pakistan’s U.N. ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon to speak at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. The Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, fourth floor, between Broadway and Church streets.

7 p.m. State Senator Hiram Monserrate, Assemblyman Jos Peralta and others discuss transportation issues affecting Queens and all boroughs. At the Jackson Heights Jewish Center, 37-06 77th Street, Queens.

7 p.m. Bob Schieffer speaks at the New York Press Club, 330 West 42nd Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues.


10:15 a.m. Chuck Schumer and Representative Tim Bishop announce that Brookhaven National Laboratory is expected to receive more than $30 million from federal economic stimulus package. At Brookhaven National Laboratory, National Synchrotron Light Source, Upton Road, Upton.

2:30 p.m. Town supervisor candidate Mark Lesko unveils a plan to improve economy and create jobs. On Brookhaven Town Hall Steps, 1 Independence Hall, Farmingville.


Events for Tuesday, February 17, 2009