10 New York-produced prime-time television shows that are premiering next week for the fall season on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX. The television shows have spent approximately $596 million combined on production in New York State, and hire more than 34,000 crew and extras. These 10 series premieres represents a significant increase in New York-based shows on air, as there are now more series airing this year than in all of 2013, which was a record-breaking year.

The following New York-based productions are premiering this fall:

Madam Secretary (9/21 at 8:30 p.m.)



Where is the leadership, the substance and what is the future direction of The NFL?

Commissioner Roger Goodell was tight lipped for over the most turbulent week the NFL has experienced and he continues to claim that he has much work ahead of him.

He finally met with members of the press, but many feel it was too little and way too late. His comments were vague and full of fluff on day ten. "Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong," and added "That starts with me."



Now that it is larger than Facebook, Amazon and IBM, will Ali Baba's owner take his millions and gallop into the sunset? Jack Ma, which means horse in Chinese saw his IPO increase by coincidentally 40 percent in a mammoth offering, where investors are apparently betting on unlimited e-commerce growth.

Please keep in mind that Ali Baba, aka علي بابا‎ was a character from the folk tale with his Forty Thieves علي بابا والأربعون لصا. This This story is included in many versions of the One Thousand and One Nights. Alibaba And 40 Thieves: http://youtu.be/yn4Ea4JAjO0

Ali Baba was said to have been a poor woodcutter who found the secret of a thieves' den, then entered with the phrase "Open Sesame". The thieves learn this, and try to kill Ali Baba. But Ali Baba's faithful slave-girl foils their plots; Ali Baba gives his son to her in marriage and keeps the secret treasure.

Happily Ever After - Alibaba and the 40 thieves: http://youtu.be/ib3xlMr9HV0 via @YouTube

BBC News - Alibaba shares surge in their NY stock market debut http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29282407

Via @nprnews: Alibaba Shares Surge On First Day Of Trading http://n.pr/1qiMJvX



St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
914-667-4116 www.nps.gov/sapa * Special free Programs in October 2014

Wed., Oct. 1, 1 PM
The fall concert series with a vocal performance of musical theater and jazz favorites, accompanied by keyboard, from Sarah Lawrence College.

Thursday, October 2, 7 PM
Enjoy a talk about Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 inaugural journey from Illinois to Washington, with a focus on his stop in Westchester County, by Lincoln scholar Anthony J. Czarnecki

Wed., Oct. 8, 1 PM
The Wednesday series is proud to feature a performance by acclaimed cellist Ani Kalayjian.

Monday, Oct. 13, Columbus Day recognition
The site is open, regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, with a 1 PM presentation the history of Columbus Day and ongoing children’s crafts projects related to the Holiday.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 AM, Tour of Pell’s Point Battlefield
Join us for a walking tour of the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, site of the Revolutionary War battle of Pell's Point. Reservations must be made in advance through St. Paul's; space is limited; please call 914-667-4116 for details.

Fri., Oct. 17, 7 PM, Candlelight Tour & Historic Music Program
Tour the historic cemetery by candlelight, visiting the graves of soldiers and civilians who lived through the American Revolution; hear a performance of 18th century music by Linda Russell & Companie, in the historic Church; refreshments served.

Sat. Oct. 18, 10 AM to 4 PM, Battle of Pell’s Point Encampment
An encampment that commemorates the nearby 1776 Battle of Pell’s Point. It includes talks on the American Revolution, musket firing and militia drill, period music and dancing, crafts and cooking, historic children's games and toys, with dozens of costumed re-en-actors representing the armies that fought in the Revolutionary War.

Wed., Oct. 22, 1 PM
The fall concert series continues with 2Flutes, music for flutes, with Laura Falzon & Pamela Sklar, including Native American selections.



Sunday at Bartow-Pell Mansion, September 21 1P

Enjoy the last afternoon of summer hiking through the beautiful woods of Pelham Bay Park. An Urban Park Ranger will lead an informative trek detailing the history of the grand country estates that neighbored the Bartow-Pell in the mid-19th century.

Comfortable shoes or boots, water and a light snack is recommended. Group departs from the parking lot at 1 p.m.

Free Registration requested 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org

Then, Handel in the Garden Sunday, September 21 4:30 p.m.



As many as 12.3 billion people may be living on earth by the year 2100, according to a United Nations released population projections based on a Bayesian probabilistic methodology.

Analysis of these data reveals that, contrary to previous literature, world population is unlikely to stop growing this century. There is an 80% probability that world population, now 7.2 billion, will increase to between 9.6 and 12.3 billion in 2100.



Following more than three hundred years of marriage, Scotland and England will stay together.

Scottish voters prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and political future, including Queen Elizabeth and David Cameron, whose calls to step down as Prime Minister would have been deafening if Scotland had broken away.

The vote on Thursday — 55 percent against independence to 45 percent in favor — saw an unprecedented turnout of just under 85 percent.

App Records Abusive Cops


From posting photos on Instagram to scrolling through Tumblr to browsing on various boards of inter Pinterest, apps on your Android or iPhone are used as social communication and mindless fun, mobile apps are tools for users to become politically active.

There are apps that you can find within the app store that are geared towards users becoming aware and active. One such app is centered on the recent escalation of stop-and-frisk encounters between civilians and law enforcement.

Stop-and-Frisk Watch is important today considering the current climate in cities where Americans are finding themselves constantly harassed by their local police officers.

Created by Brooklyn native Jason Van Anden who original app I’m Getting Arrested was for Occupy Wall Street Protestors to record their arrests, Van Anden designed Stop-and-Frisk Watch for New York Civil Liberties Union so that they compile data on how many stop-and-frisk actions are undertaken by the New York Police Department.

According to NYCLU’s website the app is “is a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.”

With the Stop-and-Frisk Watch app New Yorkers will be able to record video when they see police encounters that may involve police aggression or racial discrimination. Once these police encounters are recorded the video will then go straight into servers manned by NYCLU.

In-addition to recording capabilities, the app allows for users within the same community to find others who have been abused by local law enforcement, come together and help oppose police brutality that may be occurring in their neighborhood. What was once a private and possibly not talked about incident with police officers is becoming more about sharing and exposing the abuse. The app also contains a section entitled “Know Your Rights” which provides the user with a detailed legal description of their rights during police confrontations.

NYPD isn’t happy with this app. as it provides a number of concerns for police officers on duty. The real-time information utilized by the app would provide criminals with locations of police stops and allow criminals to act more secretly.

Another concern is whether the app’s video would end up on Youtube thus violating privacy rights. However, there appears to be set safeguards in the app to avoid such uploads.

Despite the concerns of the NYPD, NYCLUExecutive Director Donna Lieberman believes the app is essential in order to prove that the stop-and-frisk policy—that has been empowered under the administration of New York and now being talked about today—is problematic regarding who police officers stop.

In Decatur, Georgia, the Christian siblings—Caleb, Ima, and Asha—are three high school students who invented Five-O which is an app that allows users nationwide to hold police officers accountable for their abuse of power. It also aides people in detailing whether the encounter may have been racially-motivated.

Five-O permits users to document and rate their encounter with police officers and discuss the reason behind their encounters. Also, the app allows users to submit their record information to law enforcement which can be used in legal proceedings.

With the recent events occurring in Ferguson, Missouri after the police-shooting death of Michael Brown and in Staten Island, New York where Eric Garner died due to a choke-hold by police officers, the creation and use of such apps like Stop-and-Frisk Watch could continue to expose the daily incidents that Latinos and Black Americans—Americans all alike—when encountering law officers who abuse their power. The apps could also help police departments possibly change tactics and behavioral discretion among their officers who may rely on racial stereotypes when it comes to stopping people. Making law enforcement agencies aware of their racial tactics could change old methods prevent re-occurrences of past incidents.

Currently there is a lack of information when it comes to the national data regarding police shootings and incidents dealing with racial discrimination between police officers and civilians. Because most police departments tend to be protective regarding complaints filed against their officers this information is hard to get too. Also, when it comes to “excessive force” between an officer and citizen the definition of force used may be debate between civilian and the legal system.



El Grito de Independencia Celebrations:

As Mexicans around New York City continue celebrating the 204th birthday of their home country, we can be sure that many Mexican restaurants have been, or maybe still doing, the same.

So if you're in a festive mood, check out some of the notable Mexican eateries in NYC:

82 South 4th Street, Williamsburg
J, M trains to Marcy Ave | cash & credit
40 Avenue B, Alphabet City
F train to Second Ave | cash & credit
113 Seventh Ave S, West Village

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