Battery Park City Parks Annual Art Exhibition

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Battery Park City Parks Conservancy Annual Art Exhibition will have an opening reception on the corner of 2nd place and Battery Place on Sunday, January 31 from 1 pm to 3pm. This annual art exhibit features art created by all ages of the public that are in BPC Parks free programs. Although the opening reception […]

Spate of 'Super-Tall' Towers Will Swell Count of Lower Manhattan Households

The building now being constructed at the corner of Murray and West Streets will rise 62 floors, for a total of 822 feet, and house 139 apartments.

In the years to come, Lower Manhattan may become a thicket of “super-tall” apartment buildings, if present trends continue. The local movement toward the stratosphere began in 2008, when developer Forest City Ratner began construction of the 76-story tower at Eight Spruce Street. Now known as New York by Gehry, for its star architect, Frank […]

Spate of ‘Super-Tall’ Towers Will Swell Count of Lower Manhattan Households

The building now being constructed at the corner of Murray and West Streets will rise 62 floors, for a total of 822 feet, and house 139 apartments.

In the years to come, Lower Manhattan may become a thicket of “super-tall” apartment buildings, if present trends continue. The local movement toward the stratosphere began in 2008, when developer Forest City Ratner began construction of the 76-story tower at Eight Spruce Street. Now known as New York by Gehry, for its star architect, Frank […]

Calendar Monday, January 25

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Greenmarket Union Square: 8am – 6pm National Museum of the American Indian at Bowling Green 12pm  National Museum of the American Indian Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie family Tour. Introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzi family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples,visitors are […]

Today in History January 25

USS Vincennes in Disappointment Bay, Antarctica,
during the Wilkes expedition.

1799 – First patent for a seeding machine is issued for Eliakim Spooner of Vermont 1825 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York opens as the first engineering college in America 1840 – American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent 1863 – General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside […]

Today in History

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1677 – The first medical publication in America, a pamphlet on smallpox, is distributed in Boston 1749 – The Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1754 1793 – Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason 1818 – Keats writes his poem […]

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1PM  A Moment of Zen New York Public Library, Tribeca Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Once a month we will […]

Arts Honcho Tapped to Lead Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

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  Andrew D. Hamingson, late of St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Public Theater, will take over as president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), beginning February 1st. Founded in 1973 to ‘add some humanity’ to the nascent Downtown community after the completion of the World Trade Center, LMCC began with lunchtime concerts and evening […]

Arrivals & Departures

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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 schedules and intuition. they are also […]

Arrivals & Departures

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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 schedules and intuition. they are also […]