What’s News, Breaking: Friday, November 11, 2022
POPULAR FERRY RETURNING TO GREENPOINT COMMUTERS: “At long last, Greenpointers can get their sea legs again.” That the way AMNY expressed it, and City Councilmember Lincoln Restler (D-33rd District) confirmed in a tweet that service is restored, effective this coming Monday, November 14, docking at the NYC Ferry stop on India Street, and taking the East River route, with stops in DUMBO and Wall Street, although the ferry’s own website does not yet provide a timetable for this particular stop.
Subsidized pricing for this ferry ride, currently at $4 for commuters, was the source of controversy earlier this this year, after an audit by City Comptroller Brad Lander showed that the city had under-reported the cost of running the ferry.
LIU HOSTS NATION’S PREMIERE CONFERENCE
ON REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: Long Island University will host the first-ever Biobridge International Scientific Conference in the nation next Saturday, November 19. The conference, being held LIU Brooklyn campus at 1 University Plaza, will focus on the latest research and advances made in regenerative medicine and bring together more than 500 world-class physicians and researchers focusing on orthopedics and sports medicine, skincare and women’s health and prophylactic treatment to prevent postoperative infections.
The event will also announce collaborative research frameworks between Long Island University, which the Carnegie Classification has designated as being in the top seven percent of research institutions in the United States and RegenLab, in the areas of medical devices, precision medicine, regenerative medicine and the development of innovative therapies.
SHINING THE WAR MEMORIALS FOR VETERANS DAY: NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments conservators were hard at work at work this week to preserve more than 25 war memorials ahead of Veterans Day. Parks’ bronze sculptures have been cleaned and rewaxed to make them shine in honor of our veterans. Among these memorials was the Bushwick-Ridgewood Memorial doughboy at Heisser Square in Brooklyn.
Launched in 1997, the Citywide Monuments Conservation Program is a public- private partnership that provides low-cost, professional expertise in maintaining NYC Parks’ extensive collections of monuments and permanent outdoor art.the Bushwick-Ridgewood Memorial Doughby at Heisser Square receives a wax buffing from a Parks Department employee. Photo credit: NYC ParksPhoto credit: NYC Parks
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