District Leader Rajkumar Kicks Off Campaign for Assembly Seat


Six days after the replacement for the former State Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, was elected, the campaign to succeed his successor began, as elected Democratic Party District Leader and civil rights lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar officially declared her candidacy on Monday evening. Before a crowd of 100 people at SouthWestNY restaurant, Ms. Rajkumar said, “for too […]

To the Editor


While the tone of the April 13th meeting was more conciliatory than that of the first one in December, I hope that BPC residents don’t get seduced into this “let’s all have a beer and chat” mood. The problems that exist regarding the legitimacy of BPCA governance are serious, and will not be easily corrected. […]

April 22

The Bastille in France before the Revolution.

1370 – Building begins of the Bastille in Paris 1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claims it for Portugal 1838 – English steamship Sirius docks in New York after Atlantic crossing. The journey lasted longer than expected, and when coal ran low the crew burned cabin furniture, spare yards, and even one mast. Home of […]

One Hundred Years Ago This Weekend, the Dawn of a New Éire


America’s Declaration of Independence begins with a stately flourish: “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” But Ireland’s equivalent document, the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, gets right to the point: “In the name of God and […]

Gym Dandy

The Community Center at Stuyvesant High School

The Community Center at Stuyvesant High School is cutting prices across all categories of membership, the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), which operates the facility, has announced. “What we have in Community Center at Stuyvesant High School is an outstanding community resource — which the community isn’t fully using,” said BPCA President Hyman. “Now, with […]

A Parliament of Shopkeepers

Ann Benedetto in her store A Uno Tribeca

Ann Benedetto moved into Tribeca in 2002, shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and it has been an adventure for her and her store ever since. A Uno Tribeca, a high-end women’s clothing store, has seen flooding, construction, hurricane Sandy, and most recently, a crane collapse all within a block. Ms. Benedetto […]