On a rainy Saturday morning on the corner of 116th avenue and Francis Lewis Blvd in Cambria Heights, a crowd gathered to pay respect to one of Queens high schools finest and a New York City legend. On this day, the 22nd of October, the street was renamed to honor Charles “Chuck” Granby, the basketball coach who spent 45 years at Andrew Jackson High School. Located at this very corner, the school is now called Campus Magnet but the spirit of Granby lives on there. The street naming followed a community parade organized by alumnus James Johnson and community leaders. There were performances by youth dance groups that incorporated basketball and cheerleading as a tribute. With 722 wins, Chuck Granby became the first high school coach to do so in the history of NYC PSAL. In his tenure he shaped the careers and lives of many student athletes on and off the court. Many of those athletes were present today to take part in this tribute.
What could have been a dry and drab account of compression algorithms and legalities is instead an action-packed saga of a dangerous underground organization where anonymity is critical and risk is always high.
A victory has been achieved by the students and faculty of Long Island University – Brooklyn (LIU Brooklyn). As the students, professors and administrators at LIU Brooklyn settle into the rhythm of the Fall semester, the lockout crisis of the past two weeks remains fresh in the minds of all.
Activists in New York have organised a solidarity rally in the city to coincide with Dublin’s March for Choice. As part of Scarlet Brigade’s Global Gathering, pro-choice Irish ex-pats and New York residents will come together to show their support for the Repeal the 8th campaign in Ireland.