December 16th

The Brothers Grimm

1631 – Mount Vesuvious erupts, destroys six villages and takes four-thousand lives 1707 – Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan 1773 – The Boston Tea Party is hosted by the Sons of Liberty to protest the newest form of taxation without representation, the Tea Act. After the rebellion, the British Parliament passed the […]

River Watch

PEKING at South Street Seaport

Click here for ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES Many ships pass Battery Park City on their way to and from the midtown passenger ship terminal.  Others may be seen on their way to or from docks in Brooklyn and Bayonne.  Stated times, when appropriate, are for passing the Colgate Clock and are based on sighting histories, published […]

Community Board Applications


The Manhattan Borough President’s office is currently accepting applications for Community Board membership. If you would like to join your Community Board,  fill out the online application. Deadline: January 29, 2016 5pm.You will be contacted regarding the next steps in the screening and interview process. For more information, visit the Manhattan Borough President’s website or […]

Battery Park City Committee Meets Tonight

Pier A and the loss of public seating

AGENDA 1) Tunnel to Towers Foundation street activity permit application for Vesey Street between West Street and North End Ave. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8amto September 25, 2016 5pm. – Resolution 2) Pier A – Update by HPH NYC 3) West Thames Lawn – Update by Robin Forst, Vice President, External Relations, Battery Park City Authority 4) Liberty Street […]

Tarnished Silver

Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, speaking in front of 4 World Trade Center,
turns his face in the wind.

Sheldon Silver, the onetime Speaker of the State Assembly and the longtime patron and defender of Lower Manhattan, was convicted by a federal jury on Monday afternoon of seven counts of extortion, money laundering, and honest services fraud. Although an appeal of the verdict is likely, Mr. Silver now faces up to 130 years in prison.In the […]