Towering Concerns

Lower Manhattan from the FDR

Community leaders fear that the number of apartments contained in a building this large could overwhelm local infrastructure – particularly schools. The on-again/off-again skyscraper proposed for 80 South Street, in the Seaport District may be on again. In a story first reported by online development newsletter New York YIMBY, renderings have surfaced that indicate a […]

Parking or Parks?

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase.

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase. Community Board 1 (CB1) is lobbying to recover for public use multiple acres of taxpayer-owned land that the City has monetized for decades as parking facilities. The space at issue is […]

Today in History

Titanic Sinks Newspaper Headline

1025 – Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. 1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid. 1775 – Paul Revere and William Dawes ride warning the “regulars are coming!” 1783 – Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began. […]

Today’s Calendar

Softball at the Battery Park City Ballfields

6PM Executive Committee  (tentative) Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North  AGENDA Committee reports 6:30PM Person Place Thing Podcast Fraunces Tavern Museum At this recording of Person Place Thing, host Randy Cohen chats with bestselling author Russell Shorto. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: that people […]

Arrivals & Departures

Norwegian Escape

CLICK TO WATCH THE NORWEGIAN ESCAPE ARRIVE Thursday, April 18 Norwegian Jade Inbound 6:30 am(Brooklyn); 10:30 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Pearl Inbound 9:30 am; outbound 8:30 pm; Nassau Saturday, April 20 Norwegian Getaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 3:30 pm; Nassau Anthem of the Seas Inbound 5:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 3:00 pm; Kings Wharf Sunday, April 21 […]

The Leaning Tower of Seaport

One Seaport, also known as 161 Maiden Lane, as seen from the East River.

One Seaport, also known as 161 Maiden Lane, as seen from the East River. A 670-foot residential building now under construction in the South Street Seaport neighborhood is leaning precipitously north and east, according to a lawsuit filed against the developer by one of its former contractors. The tower, known as One Seaport, is located […]

Nadler Charges Trump With Stealing 9/11 Funds

Donald Trump on Wall Street after 9/11

Congressman Jerry Nadler: “The president — he wasn’t president [then] — but Donald Trump actually took a $150,000 grant from the Bush administration. They let him take a $150_000 grant meant for small businessmen, for 40 Wall Street, the ‘small business’ [of] 40 Wall Street.”   On Sunday, United States Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents […]

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America

T.C.Cannon

  These days, one doesn’t have to venture uptown to take advantage of viewing world-class art. Lower Manhattan is a neighborhood where Keith Haring, Mark di Suvero, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Dubuffet and others are on display outdoors and free for the viewing. Add to this art-filled environment, a remarkable new show of painting, poetry and […]

Today in History April 15

Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln 450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France. 1755 – Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London. 1783 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War are ratified. […]

Tribeca Alliance Partnership

Tribeca West Broadway and Chambers Street

  Tribeca Alliance Partnership is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from our community in support of neighborhood goals.    We are merchants, residents, community representatives and others who have an interest in seeing that Tribeca remains a desirable neighborhood enriched by its small businesses.  Our goal is to build a strong and unified […]

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