Today in History

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1527 – Florence becomes a republic 1606 – 2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia 1792 – Denmark abolishes slave trade 1817 – Mississippi River steamboat service begins 1861 – Kentucky proclaims its neutrality Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir (1822-1900), inventor of the gas engine 1862 – Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir a Belgian engineer developed the
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Dulcinea Comes Downtown

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Battery Park City’s own New American Youth Ballet (NAYB) will present next Sunday (May 22) a dance adaptation of “Someday,” the elegy to motherhood by children’s book author Alison McGhee. The dancers will be led by NAYB director and choreographer Elizabeth Flores and accompanied by a full, 40-piece orchestra, performing original music by Alan
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Department of Music

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Join the Tribeca Chamber Players and pianist Peter Basquin on Sunday, May 15 at 2pm as they perform Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81 in a free presentation in the Great Hall at the Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center. Written in late 1887 – at a time when melody was king – […]

Today in History

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609 – Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church 1110 – Crusaders march into Beirut causing a bloodbath 1497 – Pope Alexander VI  excommunicated Girolamo Savonarola, Italian Dominican friar and an influential contributor to the politics of Florence. He vehemently preached against the moral corruption of much of the clergy at the time,
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Classifieds & Personals

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SENIOR CARE COMPANION Ordained Minister with experience in pastoral care available for part-time work offering companionship and care to a senior. Lives in BPC.  Honest, reliable, 917-656-0929 COMPUTER TECH SUPPORT for individuals and smallbusinesses. Solutions for printers, routers, home networks. Exp. with WordPress, mailing lists, and Photoshop. One-on-one tutoring. PC
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Battery Park City Day Nursery

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Thursday, May 19th 3:30-6:30 p.m. $5.00 per ride/person Rain or shine! Proceeds benefit our enrichment program 215 South End Avenue  

Landmarks Committee To Meet Tonight

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1) 195 Broadway, application for interior alterations and signage – Resolution 2) 11 Hubert Street, application for additions to existing building – Resolution 3) Liberty Street Pedestrian Bridge – Discussion The meeting takes place at 6pm at Community Board 1’s conference room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North  

Today in History

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28 BCE – A sunspot is observed by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China. 1497 – Amerigo Vespucci  leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World. 1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas […]

To the Editor

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While the tone of the April 13th meeting was more conciliatory than that of the first one in December, I hope that BPC residents don’t get seduced into this “let’s all have a beer and chat” mood. The problems that exist regarding the legitimacy of BPCA governance are serious, and will not be easily corrected. […]

April 22

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1370 – Building begins of the Bastille in Paris 1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claims it for Portugal 1838 – English steamship Sirius docks in New York after Atlantic crossing. The journey lasted longer than expected, and when coal ran low the crew burned cabin furniture, spare yards, and even one mast. Home of […]