Today In History

Aug 22, 565 – Columba, an Irish abbot (father) and missionary is today known for reports of seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. Aug 26, 1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà. Aug 23, 1541 – French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada. Aug 25, […]


FROM DR. STEIN HOFF AFTER HIS RESCUE AT SEA: “Tonight, Wednesday 10th August, it is four days since I was rescued and felt reborn, hauled up from my tossing “Fox II”. Many times I thought that cabin was to become my coffin as the boat was knocked-down and rolled over numerous times. The longest knock-downs […]

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been following with interest the series of letters regarding our ongoing South End Avenue / West Thames Street Study, and encourage readers to keep the input coming. The Battery Park City community is never wanting for ideas about how to make the neighborhood even better, and this has been no […]

The Arts

The organizers of the 15th Annual Battery Park City Block Party (slated for Sunday, September 18) are requesting baby pictures. Not the human kind, but photos of Battery Park City itself in the 1980s. If you moved here when the neighborhood was still a frontier town, please email images to organizer Rosalie Joseph at, […]