Posts by Luke Vander Linden

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway and Commissioner Edna Wells Handy Join With The Hundred Year Association of New York to Honor 10 Outstanding Civil Servants

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway and Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Edna Wells Handy joined representatives of the Hundred Year Association of New York on Wednesday, December 21st to honor 10 outstanding civil servants and 15 academically talented children of City employees, who received $17,500 in cash awards and $27,000 in college more »

Pirate beater Captain Richard Phillip...

Pirate beater Captain Richard Phillips comes aboard

The Marine Society of the City of New York has announced that Captain Richard Phillips, ex-Master of the MAERSK ALABAMA, has accepted membership in the Society.  Captain Phillips will be in attendance at this year’s annual dinner to receive his membership certificate.

Modell’s is getting BETTER

Modell’s is getting BETTER

The Modell family of Modell’s Sporting Goods has learned one thing is for certain in their 120 year history: always listen to the customers.  This is especially true in tough economics times, when you’re not only battling your competition, but also your customers’ disposal income (or lack of it).

A look at some of New York’s ic...

A look at some of New York’s iconic trades

When the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage undertook its New York City Project some years ago, work was a prominent item on the agenda. As part of the mission to document urban culture in the five boroughs, interviewers sought out people engaged in iconic city trades, from lox smoking to graffiti artistry, more »

Brooklyn Community Champions Breakfas...

Brooklyn Community Champions Breakfast

Learn more about the excellent work of the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service.  Each year, BBCS helps thousands of Brooklyn’s neediest and most disadvantaged people to achieve self-sufficiency and better realize their potential.  You will see and hear for yourself how BBCS is positively changing the trajectories of people’s lives.