Frightening Fun: Eve of All Hallows Festivities

Man with Halloween Sign

Halloween fun abounds Downtown today. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Trinity Church will host Hometown Halloween in its historic churchyard, where costumed kids are invited to sip cider, play in the photo booth, and trick or treat among the gravestones, while also meeting historic characters, many of whom are buried there. At 7:00 pm, families […]

Photographer and Downtown Resident Brings Discerning Eye to Local Cityscape

"Blue Hour Jersey City" Photo by Jay Fine

Since moving to Battery Park City in 2003, photographer Jay Fine has documented the life and landscapes of Lower Manhattan. During his distinguished 40-year career, he served as a senior CBS and NBC executive, and co-founded two technology companies, while his photography appeared in international publications such as National Geographic, Popular Photography and many news […]

An Ounce of Prevention:

Ebola Hospital in Sierra Leone

Lower Manhattan is responding to the West African Ebola crisis (along with the prospect of the disease spreading here) in a variety of ways. Trinity Church has announced a grant of $300,000 toward the local response in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, where the funds will be used to provide medical supplies for health workers, […]

October 28th – This Day in History

Original Macy's Store

306 – Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome 969 – Byzantine troops occupy Antioch (in modern Syria) 1492 – Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain 1636 – Harvard University founded 1746 – Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die 1776 – Battle of White Plains; Washington […]

Registration Open for Manhattan Youth's Downtown Basketball League

Guys playing Basketball on court

Manhattan Youth’s Downtown Basketball League, guided by Athletic Director Lamont Williams, provides high-level instruction in both individual and team-based basketball skills. Programs for boys in grades 2 through 9 and girls in grades 2 through 5 are run in two phases: pre-season and regular season. During pre-season, which begins the week of November 12, players […]

Registration Open for Manhattan Youth’s Downtown Basketball League

Guys playing Basketball on court

Manhattan Youth’s Downtown Basketball League, guided by Athletic Director Lamont Williams, provides high-level instruction in both individual and team-based basketball skills. Programs for boys in grades 2 through 9 and girls in grades 2 through 5 are run in two phases: pre-season and regular season. During pre-season, which begins the week of November 12, players […]

Non-Whisperers Welcome

Asphalt & Green

Asphalt Green continues its popular lecture series, Tuesday Talks, tonight at 7:30pm, when journalist Melinda Blau will offer practical advice about how to foster a stronger and happier family unit in her presentation, the Family Whisperer. Tuesday Talks are priced at $15 for Asphalt Green members and $20 for non-members. The facility is located at […]

Broadway Relevé: Gibney Dance Grand Opening Thursday, Followed by Inaugural Season Debut

The Sun Building

On Thursday (October 30), Gibney Dance will celebrate the grand opening of Gibney Dance 280 Broadway (Broadway, at the corner of Chambers Street), the organization’s newly renovated performing arts center, training facility, affordable rehearsal and resource space, and social action hub. The event, which is free and open to the public (no RSVP is required), […]

Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: How a Genius with His Head in the Clouds Almost Winged His Way to California in 1849

Nathaniel Currier 1849 Print

The annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse, which will be held at the Museum of American Finance this week, will feature a print by Nathaniel Currier that recalls a pivotal moment at which the histories of American technology and finance intersected, thanks to the vision of an eccentric genius, who is now largely forgotten. Rufus Porter […]

CB1 Panel Endorses Strong Rent Protections

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As housing affordability protections, such as rent stabilization, face renewal or expiration in June, 2015, the Planning Committee of Community Board 1 (CB1) has weighed in with a resolution that urges lawmakers in Albany to preserve and strengthen measures to protect tenants. Although CB1’s role in this matter is advisory, such a resolution can signal […]