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15aug11:00 am- 1:00 pmElements of Nature Drawing Free Battery Park City Parks Wagner Park

Today In History

*AD 64 – The Great Fire of Rome causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of the city. *1545 – The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology. *1553 – […]

Eyes to the Sky

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Local

On the evening of June 20th the Gateway Tenants’ Association held an informal gathering for all Gateway tenants.   The new board members welcomed the crowd of old and new members and made for a pleasant evening with refreshments served in Gateway Plaza’s ‘backyard’ over looking the Hudson. While there was no formal program, chair […]

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, While I don’t always agree with traffic consultant Sam Schwartz (particularly on his support for the “congestion pricing” tax scam), I believe his analysis of the effect of the one-way Verrazano Bridge toll on lower Manhattan is spot on. The one-way  toll has burdened those of us living in lower Manhattan with […]

The Arts

On Friday June 22nd, Battery Park City Parks hosted the Swedish Midsummer Festival, a celebration of the summer solstice. Thousands of Swedes and Swedes for a Day, not unlike St. Patrick’s Day, danced traditional Swedish folk dances with Barnklubben Elsa Rix, a children’s dance club, and joined in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. There was wreath […]

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