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Elected officials serving Lower Manhattan:

For a list of elected officials serving Lower Manhattan, including their addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, click HERE.

Questions and Complaints:

Quality of Life Issues:

For municipal attention, call: 311

Resources are listed at:

Community Board 1:

There is a Quality of Life Committee and Committees for each Lower Manhattan district

(Battery Park City, Financial District, Tribeca, and the Seaport). 

Contact Information:

49-51 Chambers Street, Room 715, New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-442-5050

Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager

Evan Lacher, Community Liaison

Lucy Acevedo, Community Coordinator

Diana Switaj, Land Use and Planning Consultant

Battery Park City Authority:

Dedicated email for community concerns:

phone: (212) 417-2000

One World Financial Center, 24 Floor, New York, NY 10280

Park Enforcement Patrol in Battery Park City:

For expedited attention, call: 212-417-3100

For police, fire, or medical emergencies, call: 911 

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World Trade Center:

For updates about the WTC construction, Fulton Street Transportation Hub, and more, 

click HERE.

Lower Manhattan Transit and Traffic Updates: HERE

Department Of Transportation (DOT) Traffic Advisories: HERE 

Weekend Traffic Advisories: HERE


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Eyes to the Sky, April 21 - 25, 2014  

Winter Hexagon, Summer Triangle, Lyrid Meteor Shower

Look out to the Cosmos 

Aware of the Care our Home Planet Requires

Earth Day today, April 22 ~ planet Earth from space

The brilliant stars of the Winter Hexagon are setting as the distant suns of the Summer Triangle are rising, mirroring the persistence of winter weather as spring swells here on Earth. The stunning Winter Hexagon and alluring Summer Triangle are asterisms, star groupings that form prominent shapes that are not constellations, rather, they may be composed of the brightest stars of many constellations. The Winter Hexagon surrounds the constellation Orion the Hunter with most of the brightest stars visible from Earth. The Summer Triangle's stars are outstanding in the summer sky. Vega, the first to rise, is the radiant -- the seeming source -- of the upcoming Lyrid meteor shower, perhaps best seen between midnight tonight and 2am Tuesday, before moonlight interferes with visibility.

Until the end of the month, the complete Winter Hexagon will appear above the western horizon as darkness gathers, poised to set during the early nighttime hours. Arcing up from the left of the hexagon, see Sirius of the Big Dog constellation, Procyon of the Little Dog and Castor and Pollux of the Gemini twins. Then drop right to Capella of Auriga the Charioteer and proceed down and left to Aldebaran of Taurus, then Rigel, Orion's foot star.

On the opposite horizon, in the northeast, the seminal star of the Summer Triangle, brilliant Vega, rises as darkness gathers, joined by Deneb at nightfall. Altair completes the great triangle around midnight, climbing above the eastern skyline just as the last stars of the Winter Hexagon are setting in the west. Jupiter, the brightest celestial body in the night sky aside from the moon, is inside the hexagon and sets just before its uppermost stars.

Shooting stars from the Lyrid meteor shower may be seen any night through the 25th, although the peak is predicted for the wee hours of Earth Day.

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Judy Isacoff