If you grew up eating fish in an Italian household, then you probably had some variation of this tomato fish soup, or stew, or, I don’t know, maybe you just called it stuff. Whatever the name, it was good, real good.
Coming in from the cold and being greeted by the smell of tomatoes, white wine, onion, garlic and fresh fish simmering in olive oil always brings back fond memories of childhood for yours truly.
Even if this soup doesn’t conjure up memories of Mommy, or Nonna, or Uncle What’s His Name in the kitchen preparing the Fulton Fish Market’s catch of the day, it will still go a long way in warming you up during the cold winter months – physically, mentally and spiritually.
Plus, having fish a couple of times a week is good for you. So put down that Mickey D’s, roll up your sleeves and try something that takes around the same amount of time to prepare as a trip to your local fast food joint.
The above video shows the Thanksgiving Turkey & Trimmings Give Away for families at the Reaching Out Community Services Food Pantry.
The food pantry’s executive director Tom Neve would like you to know that Reaching Out is now getting ready to give over 600 kids from low income families the time of their lives at the 6th Annual Operation Christmas Smiles Party.
If you would like to sponsor a child or send toys for this wonderful event, please visit www.rcsprograms.org and donate today.
Reaching Out Community Services is located at 7708 New Utrecht Avenue, near 77th Street
My apologies for not posting anything yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn’t have access to a working Internet connection for most of the day.
Fortunately, you were left in good hands. Our editor, publisher and all around fixer of problems here at the Bean, Ned Berke pitched in to make sure we had a couple of stories up. A big thanks to Ned and also to you, the readers, for putting up with our sh… shenanigans, yeah.
The following is a press release from the office of Councilman Vincent Gentile:
CITY HALL – Councilman Vincent J. Gentile joined his colleagues Councilmembers Jessica Lappin (Chair of the Aging Committee) and David Greenfield (Chair of the Subcommittee on Senior Centers), on the steps of City Hall this morning to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to protect New York’s senior centers and keep “Title XX” cuts off the table.
Standing with fellow New York City Councilmembers along with State Senators, Assemblymembers, seniors and advocates from the Council of Senior Centers & Services, Councilman Gentile expressed his outrage at the seemingly arcane proposal which would redirect federal “Title XX” funds away from the City’s Department for the Aging (DFTA) and drastically maim DFTA’s entire budget for senior centers.
“Title XX cuts would be nothing short of an absolute catastrophe for thousands upon thousands of seniors,” Councilman Gentile said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again: the State cannot balance its budget on the backs of seniors!”
For the past two years, first under Governor David Paterson and then during Governor Cuomo’s first term, a threatened cut of approximately $25 million in funding would have closed over 100 NYC senior centers.
This photo is totally unrelated. I just thought it was funny.
If you see a lot of emergency response teams, active military personnel and a slew of official-looking vehicles running around the Fort Hamilton Army Base tomorrow, be aware: China is not invading.
No, no, no… all the commotion is simply an installation-wide training exercise, beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting approximately four hours. Here are the details from the Fort Hamilton Army Base, courtesy of the 68th Precinct Community Council, and pointed out to us by the Bay Ridge Facebook page (that’s a lot of h/t’s, ain’t it?):
Fort Hamilton will conduct a full-scale, installation-wide active shooter exercise involving all its tenant organizations and New York City first responders such as the NYPD, FDNY and emergency medical teams Friday, Dec. 2 at approximately 10 a.m. New York City emergency vehicles will also participate and will be located at several locations throughout the installation for the duration of the exercise, which could last for approximately four hours and will remain within the confines of the installation. Fort Hamilton’s installation-wide public address system, which can be heard from beyond the boundaries of Fort Hamilton, will sound during the mid-morning and possibly continue throughout the duration of the exercise. Traffic is not expected to be disrupted at any time. It is only an exercise and there will be no cause for alarm, and the commander apologizes for any disturbance or inconvenience this may cause.
The following is a press release from the office of State Senator Marty Golden:
SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN FAIR FOR BENSONHURST AND GRAVESEND NEIGHBORHOODS
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his
next neighborhood town fair on Thursday, December 1, 2011 beginning at 7:00
p.m. at the Holy Family Home located at 1740-84th Street in Brooklyn. Continue Reading »