Today in History February 15

Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak takes a bullet meant for F.D.R.

706 – Byzantine emperor Justinian II has his predecessors Leontios and Tiberios III publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople. 1493 – While on board the Nina, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter that was widely distributed upon his return to Portugal describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New […]

Letters

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To the editor: Kudos to CM Chin.  Support her big time.  Yes, terminate the placards unless they are strictly enforced – and – terminate the discounts given by the city to fed ex, ups and verizon  for illegal parking under the PVB Stipulated Fine Program.   These are the 3 biggest ticket violators and they […]

The Lower Manhattan Lonely Hearts Club

Droves of young single people (shown here at the Dead Rabbit bar in the Financial District) live, work, and spend what they earn in Lower Manhattan, according to a new study.

A new analysis from an online real estate database company, StreetEasy, finds that Downtown exerts a gravitational tug on young professionals who live alone, and who pay a hefty “singles tax” as a result. The study by Nancy Wu, an economic data analyst for StreetEasy, indicates that singles living by themselves tend to reside in […]

Today in History February 14

Michael Rubens Bloomberg

1076 – Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. 1804 – Karađorđe leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. 1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken. 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent […]

Valentine Workshop

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Every year for the past 15 years, Battery Park City Parks has hosted a Valentine Workshop. It’s a popular draw, featuring fancy paper, glitter, doilies, dried rosebuds, a fair amount of imagination and, of course, lots of love. This year, according to Doug Van Horn of Battery Park City Parks, more than one hundred people attended-families and […]

Sovereign Immunity

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City Council member Margaret Chin is joining with a coalition of colleagues to fight the rampant abuse of parking placards — municipal credentials that allow a vehicle to occupy a curbside space that would otherwise be illegal. Along with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and three other members of the City legislature, she is co-sponsoring […]

Today in History February 13

Chuck Yeager and Glamorous Glennis

1322 – The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th-13th. 1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery. 1633 – Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. 1914 – Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, […]

‘Is Everybody Going to Get Pushed Out?’

Battery Park City and Lower Manhattan

Tonight (Wednesday, February 13), the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) will host its first Open Community Meeting of 2019. The meeting, which begins at 6:00 pm, will be held at Six River Terrace (opposite the Irish Hunger Memorial and next to Le Pain Quotidien restaurant). Admission is free, and no R.S.V.P. is necessary. One topic […]