Coruscation Concerns

Bally-Ho ad barge on the East river

Advertising barges like this one can earn up to $55,000 for displaying a 30-second video message for a month, but the City Council want to impose fines of $100,000 for unauthorized use of local waterways for marketing purposes. Lower Manhattan residents who are weary of gazing out their windows toward the waterfront and seeing advertising […]

Today in History March 26

Othmar Ammann

Othmar Ammann contributions to New York City are the George Washington (pictured here) Bayonne, Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and Verrazano-Narrows. Ammann’s long-span bridges came to define an epoch and shape the modern New York metropolis. 1780 – First British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor) 1812 – Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas Venezuela; […]

Arrivals & Departures

Norwegian ESCAPE outbound for sea

Norwegian ESCAPE outbound for sea Thursday, March 28 Norwegian Gem Inbound 9:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Boston Saturday, March 30 Anthem of the Seas Inbound 5:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 3:00 pm; CocoCay Sunday, March 31 Norwegian Escape Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 3:30 pm; Nassau Thursday, April 4 Marina Inbound 11:15 am; outbound 6:30 pm; Transatlantic […]

Today’s Downtown Calendar March 26

6PM Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting Manhattan Youth and Recreation at 120 Warren Street in Tribeca Click here for the full AGENDA All documents relating to the above agenda items are on file at the Community Board 1 office and are available for viewing by the public upon written request to man01@cb.nyc.gov

Brownfield Brouhaha

250 Water Street Parking Lot

The parking lot at 250 Water Street, which has been found to contain significant buried contamination, including mercury, lead, petroleum, polychlorinated biphenyls, and chlorinated solvents. The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) will host a Community Meeting tonight (Monday, March 25) to discuss the planned remediation of the “brownfield” at 250 Water Street. All interested members of the public […]

Arrivals & Departures

Norwegian ESCAPE outbound for sea

Norwegian ESCAPE outbound for sea Thursday, March 28 Norwegian Gem Inbound 9:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Boston Saturday, March 30 Anthem of the Seas Inbound 5:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 3:00 pm; CocoCay Sunday, March 31 Norwegian Escape Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 3:30 pm; Nassau Thursday, April 4 Marina Inbound 11:15 am; outbound 6:30 pm; Transatlantic […]

Today in History March 25

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson 708 – Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert’s patent to explore North America 1609 – Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co 1655 – Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn’s largest satellite 1807 – First railway passenger service began in England […]

Today in History March 22

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim 238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors. 1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags. 1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War. 1630 […]

Hunger for Change

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  Students at Léman Manhattan Prep, an independent school in the Financial District, recently set themselves a lofty goal: packing 27,000 meals for hungry and homeless recipients in just two hours. On March 6, in the space of just 120 minutes, a team of more than 100 students gathered together to pack life-saving meals. The […]

Safeguarding the Sod

The Battery Park City ball fields were largely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but expedited repair work allowed them to reopen the following spring.

The Battery Park City ball fields were largely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but expedited repair work allowed them to reopen the following spring. Tonight (Thursday, March 21), the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) and Community Board 1 (CB1) will co-host a public meeting to review resiliency plans for the ball fields in Battery […]

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