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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‘Snow Big Deal

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At a time when Lower Manhattan is weighing plans for resiliency in the face of extreme weather events, one local leader stood up to last week’s storm and made a difference in the lives of dozens of local families. As a snow-bearing nimbostratus bore down on the City on the evening of February 8, and […]

Seeking Consultation on the Concourse

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City Council member Margaret Chin is echoing calls by the Battery Park City Committee of Community Board 1 for a greater voice in planning any changes to the streetscape of South End Avenue. In a January 25 letter to Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the City’s Department of Transportation (DOT), Ms. Chin urges the City, “not […]

Keeping Pace

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Lower Manhattan’s hometown college, Pace University, will soon have new leadership and an upgraded campus, to go along with its burgeoning reputation. The new hand on the rudder will belong to Marvin Krislov, a lawyer, educator, and former Rhodes Scholar who has served for the past decade are president of Oberlin College, in Ohio — […]

Mapping Affluence in Lower Manhattan

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A new demographic report that parses all of New York City by its 50 wealthiest zip codes draws some surprising conclusions about Lower Manhattan. The first is that, for all its conspicuous affluence, the southern tip of New York County barely makes the Top Ten List, nor does it figure very prominently elsewhere in the […]

Terminal Tragedy

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A 29-year-old athlete and educator was killed in the World Trade Center Oculus on Saturday morning when she fell 30 feet from an escalator and landed on the main concourse floor. At approximately 5:30 am on Saturday, Jennifer Santos, of Kearny, New Jersey, entered to Oculus from street level, on the east side of the […]

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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How Toddlers Helped to Build Battery Park City

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Three decades ago, a milestone — little noticed at the time — began an unexpected transformation in Battery Park City. In the mid-1980s, a teacher recently laid off when a daycare center on the Upper East Side closed, reported to an office at the World Trade Center to file a claim for back pay. When […]

Merchants without Doubt

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Lower Manhattan, once a retail desert punctuated by a single oasis — discounter Century 21 — has bloomed in recent years with the opening of hundreds of new stores. And that transformation shows few signs of slowing, according to the Lower Manhattan Real Estate Year in Review for 2016, a new report from the Downtown […]

Sic Transit Gloria Monday

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The Downtown Connection shuttle bus, which provides approximately 800,000 free rides to Lower Manhattan residents each year, will be changing its eastbound route between Battery Park City and City Hall to Chambers Street, instead of Warren Street. (The westbound route between City Hall and Battery Park City, along Murray Street, will not be affected.) This […]