RiverWatch

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Friday, February 17 Norwegian Gem Inbound 9:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Tortola Sunday, February 19 Norwegian Breakaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 3:30 pm; Nassau, Bahamas Anthem of the Seas Inbound 5:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 3:00 pm; St. Kitts Many ships pass Battery Park City on their way to and from the midtown passenger ship terminal. […]

Putting the ‘In’ Back in Indigenous

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The George Gustav Heye Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (located at One Bowling Green) will host “Native Fashion Now,” the first large-scale traveling exhibition of contemporary Native American fashion opening today, Friday February 17 The show celebrates indigenous designers from across the United States and Canada, from
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February 16

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364 – Roman Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances. 1600 – The philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive, for heresy, at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome. 1621 – Myles Standish is appointed as […]

February 15

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1493 – While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World. 1862 – American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee. 1870 – Stevens Institute of Technology is founded […]

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1014 – Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Roman German Emperor 1076 – Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Roman Emperor Henry IV 1130 – Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II 1803 – Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void. 1849 – In […]

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Konstantin Bokov has demonstrated an unusual and peculiar insight into the mixed-up, contradictory world we live in right now, even though many of the works in this exhibit were created more than a decade ago. Growing up in USSR-dominated Ukraine, and unable to show his art in that political climate, he sought the freedom associated […]

February 13

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1258 – Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed. 1566 – St Augustine, Florida founded 1633 – Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun 1693 – College of William & Mary opens in Virginia 1832 – First appearance of cholera […]

February 10

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1098 – Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch 1355 – The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days. 1749 – 10th (final) volume of Fielding’s “Tom Jones” is published 1774 – Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit 1798 – Louis
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New York City Proclaims China Institute Day on Lunar New Year

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer proclaimed Saturday, January 28, 2017 ‘China Institute Lunar New Year Day’ at a celebration dinner with China Institute members, patrons and dignitaries that included Chinese and American leaders in art, business, culture, and education. The City of New York recognized China Institute for its contribution to enhancing the
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February 8

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1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir. 1250 – Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah. 1575 – Leiden University is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis Protection of Freedom 1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the […]