Occupy Wall Street – When Choosing Sides, Go Wrong.

With Occupy Wall Street taking over the news, the big question most people are asking themselves is which side is right and which side is wrong? But is that really the right question we should be asking ourselves? Are the answers really that black and white? Perhaps part of the problem is our narrow-minded thinking, which is consistent with our bi-partisan system and now creating revolts like Occupy Wall Street. Most catastrophes in general are caused by more than one party, more than one socioeconomic group etc. However, because it is human nature to blame the other side without acknowledging our own faults, our black and white thinking causes head-on collisions with each other, causing protests, violence and societal disorder. Once the “horse is out of the barn” extremism tends to formulate in all kinds, eventually creating an illusionary battle amongst ourselves – Capitalism vs Socialism.

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The Smile Event 2011 Comes To Cipriani

Source: operationsmile.org

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Operation Smile, the organization is a worldwide medical charity that provides free surgery for children that were born with facial deformaties.  This year, the Smile Event, hosted by Operation Smile at Cipriani at 55 Wall St on May 5th at 6:30pm, will celebrate morethan 160,000 children who have received life-changing surgeries in 60 countries worldwide. 

Celebrity guests include; Brooke Burke, David Charvet, Natalie Morales, Jessica Simpson, and Matthew Fox.

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Where To Worship in FiDi: A Comprehensive List

A prominent structure in FiDi is Trinity Church, an active Episcopal parish built in 1697.  The church which many Wall Street titans pass daily is actually the third version built.  In 1776 The Great New York City Fire destroyed the first church.  It was rebuilt in 1790 only to be destroyed from the severe winter of 1838.  Today’s church was completed in 1846.  In addition to offering a full service schedule, they offer a vibrant music program, host an array of events and forums as well as group gatherings for yoga, Bible study, Faith and Film, bereavement, etc.

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The Bald and Beautiful: Shave Your Head on St Patty’s Day

March 17th marks the 12th Year Anniversary of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation founding event at Jim Brady’s located at 75 Maiden Lane.

FiDi residents and workers are invited to attend and help them surpass their event fundraising goal of $200,000 by registering to raise funds as a shavee or donating on behalf of your brave friends, family and colleagues shaving at Jim Brady’s!

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Big Night Out 2011 Comes To Cipriani

Tomorrow night, March 5th from 9pm – 2am, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of NYC’s Young Professionals Committee are hosting their Big Night Out at Cipriani, which is located at 55 Wall St.  Tickets are completely sold out and will not be available at the door however there are still some slots remaining for the Texas Hold’Em Poker tournament, but you must have already purchased  VIP or a general admission ticket.  Call Roxanne Scher at 212-994-7701 to enter the tournament.

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