Mondays mean Sidewalk Cafe’s famous OPEN MIC NIGHT, no cover and a two item – any food or drink item – minimum! And Tuesdays are now devoted to Urbana’s weekly poetry event with an open mic, featured poet, and poetry slam. Anchoring the corner of Avenue A and 6th Street for nearly 30 years, Sidewalk Cafe is an East Village landmark, both a lively neighborhood haunt and a destination for seekers of a singular slice of authentic New York nightlife.
Sidewalk is known for its thriving live entertainment scene, mouthwatering menu of modestly priced casual fare (particularly burgers made with meat ground on-site for superior taste and texture) and convivial bar, the site of one of Manhattan’s best Happy Hours. With three distinct spaces – Restaurant, Bar and Stage – offering three different reliably relaxed and always fun experiences, Sidewalk is open daily from 11 a.m to 1 a.m and weekends until 4 a.m. Check our calendar for our regular entertainment schedule. Mondays mean Sidewalk Cafe’s famous OPEN MIC NIGHT, no cover and a two item – any food or drink item – minimum! And Tuesdays are now devoted to Urbana’s weekly poetry event with an open mic, featured poet, and poetry slam. There are few Jewish journalists I like and respect as much as Samuel Freedman, a distinguished professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Pulitzer-prize nominee, which is why if he criticizes me I take it seriously.
Let s face it. There is a certain faction of the Jewish community that will never, ever, ever, ever, ever accept Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison as Democratic National Committee Chair, no matter what he does, or how he does it. Democrats spent the first two decades of the post-Cold War era rather relaxed about Russian provocations and revanchism. President Obama famously mocked Mitt Romney in 2012 for suggesting that Russia was our principal geopolitical adversary. Yet today the Dems are in high dudgeon over the closeness of secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, to Vladimir Putin.
Indiana s Thomas R. Marshall, who was America s vice president 100 years ago, voiced -- he plucked it from a Hoosier humorist -- one of the few long-remembered utterances to issue from that office: What this country needs is a good 5-cent cigar, which would be $1.11 in today s currency. A century later, what the country needs is a $12 twelve-ounce cup of coffee.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report stating that federally issued Direct Student Loans placed in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans will cost the government $74 billion, which is higher than previously estimated. On Monday Stephen Bittel sent out an email to Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee members saying activists have encouraged him to run for FDP chair. Well, being the knight in shining armor a la Donald Trump, he is heeding their call. Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump for a common-sense and much needed approach to selecting the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS): Instead of a lawyer or another bureaucrat, President-elect Trump selected a competent, knowledgeable physician and surgeon, Dr. Tom Price.
With the New York Times reporting that Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who was caught by terrorist forces and exchanged for five terrorists, is now asking President Barack Obama for a presidential pardon, a Florida congressman stressed his opposition on Tuesday. Erik Kirk Government and business consulting firm PooleMcKinley announced Friday the expansion of its governmental and public affairs team with the addition of veteran government relations consultant Erik Kirk. Kirk brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience in Florida’s executive and legislative branches of government as well as extensive work at the municipal and county levels..