Seeking Safe Haven

City Council member Margaret Chin: "Fair and equitable housing calls for all neighborhoods in our City to participate in alleviating this crisis. I urge the Commission to approve this project so that the work of helping the New Yorkers who need it most can begin."

City Council member Margaret Chin: “Fair and equitable housing calls for all neighborhoods in our City to participate in alleviating this crisis. I urge the Commission to approve this project so that the work of helping the New Yorkers who need it most can begin.” City Council member Margaret Chin testified before the City Planning […]

Letters

justineCucciacommunitymeeting

To the editor: Justine Cuccia is fearless. I want to push back just a little Justine. You said you were scared and frightened. Yes, of leaving your loved ones and your loved community. But never mistake you are a brave women warrior sharing your experience in an effort to improve the life of others. To publically […]

Today in History March 20

1760  The Great Fire of Boston

1760  The Great Fire of Boston 141 – 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet 1345 – Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought “cause of plague epidemic” 1760 – Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings 1815 – Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published 1861 – […]

New Market, Soon-To-Be Old Waterfront?

The New Market Building in the South Street Seaport, which preservationists want saved, the City wants demolished, and CB1 wants set aside as the site for new civic amenities.

The New Market Building in the South Street Seaport, which preservationists want saved, the City wants demolished, and CB1 wants set said as the site for new civic amenities. Local leaders are beginning to incubate ideas about what to do with the site of the New Market Building, the historic 1939 structure in the South […]

Local Playwright Presents CRADLE

Jean Grillo

Jean Grillo, a Tribeca resident for the last few decades, has been a neighborhood activist, a member of the Community Board, a founder of the post-911 Tribeca CERT.  She also served as the elected Democratic District Leader from 2005-2015. She’s active with the Tribeca Alliance Partnership, a group supporting small local businesses, and she writes. Jean […]

This Week’s Calendar of Downtown Events

Brooklyn Bridge from the FDR

MARCH 19 7PM Let My People Go: Lessons We Learned From The Soviet Jewry Movement Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Panel discussion with leading figures of the grassroots Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry will speak about how a small group of young students and activists successfully helped rescue a […]

Today in History March 19

Jim Baker of PTL  (Praise The Lord) on his way to jail.

Jim Baker of PTL  (Praise The Lord) on his way to jail. 1279 – A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. 1524 – Giovanni da Verrazzano sailing for King Francis of France sights land around area of Carolinas. While his place of birth in a small village south of […]

EYES TO THE SKY March 18 – 31, 2019

The seasons result from the Earth's rotational axis tilting 23.5 degrees out of perpendicular to the ecliptic - or Earth's orbital plane

The seasons result from the Earth’s rotational axis tilting 23.5 degrees out of perpendicular to the ecliptic – or Earth’s orbital plane Everyday movements of the planets, stars, moon and Sun, through day and night, are “aha” moments when we remark the changes of the positions of celestial bodies in the sky and in relation […]

Why I Fight

Stage Two breast cancer

Stage Two breast cancer I refuse to die from this. In December, ambiguous results on a breast sonogram led me to speak to a surgeon, who recommended more in-depth tests. These confirmed that there was cancer in my left breast. Stage One, I was told, which required only the removal of a lump: “the best […]

Today in History March 18

Caligula

Caligula 37 – The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor. 1314 – Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake 1673 – Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers 1835 – Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on […]

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