All Aboard: Upstairs, Downstairs

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Discover the world aboard the Great Liners, where Third Class immigrants endured tough voyages in cramped lower decks while First Class American passengers traveled in luxury, in the South Street Seaport Museum’s new exhibition, open June 23. Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 explores the dynamic between First and Third Class as
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The Girls with the Golden Arms

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The P.S. 276 Chargers softball team ended their season on Sunday, June 12, by winning their first-ever NYC Championship, 14-9, at Red Storm Field at St. John’s University. The team, made up of 14 energetic and spunky sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, had an incredibly strong season this year, winning all but their first game. […]

Complimentary Culture

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Spend tonight (Tuesday, June 20) exploring the City’s history and heritage at the fourth annual Night at the Museums, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The event, part of the 2017 River to River Festival, will give locals and tourists alike the chance to see Lower Manhattan’s diverse range of cultural institutions and historical sites — […]

The Descent of You

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Tucked away on the third floor of the U.S. Custom House at Bowling Green, above the National Museum of the American Indian, is an unassuming room filled with a few dozen computers, some printers, and a couple of staff members and volunteers. Give that this office is the National Archives at New York City, it […]

Who Speaks for You?

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday nominated three new appointees to fill empty seats on the board of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), one of whom is a part-time resident of Battery Park City, another of whom lives elsewhere in Lower Manhattan, while the third has no direct connection to the community, but has extensive […]

POETS HOUSE

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“Look how many of us there are!” exclaimed Sharon Olds. By “us,” the esteemed poet meant poetry lovers. It was June 12, and 600 poetry fans had just strolled together across the Brooklyn Bridge in the annual Poetry Walk sponsored by Poets House. Ms. Olds stood before them-the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River and the […]

Lower Manhattan’s Guardian Angel Gets His Wings

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A three-year campaign by Charles J. Urstadt, the founder of Battery Park City, to name the new pedestrian bridge, now being constructed over West Street, in the memory of Downtown leader Robert Douglass, appears to have come to a successful conclusion. Mr. Urstadt, the founding president and chairman of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), […]

At the Confluence of Insight and Incitement

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The 16th annual River to River Festival — Lower Manhattan’s annual, free summer arts celebration — kicks off today (Wednesday, June 14) with an opening celebration at Pier A Harbor House (from 6:00 to 8:00 pm) and continues through Sunday, June 25. Between this evening and a week from Sunday, the festival will include more […]

The Ripples Start Here

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The 9/11 Tribute Museum reopens today, Tuesday, June 13, in its new home, at 92 Greenwich Street (near the corner of Rector Street), immediately following a 10:30 am ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Museum, formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center, now expanded and revamped, was founded in 2006 by the September 11th Families Association, a group […]

Seeking the Hammer Price

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One of Battery Park City’s plushest apartments — a four-bedroom, five-bath duplex penthouse with a 350-square-foot terrace — will be auctioned off later this month, with no minimum opening bid, and no minimum winning bid (also known as a “reserve price”). There’s just one catch: You’ll have to travel to Hong Kong if you want […]