May 31

The Ford assembly line

1279 BC – Ramesses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Egypt. 455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome. 1578 – King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France. 1790 – The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright […]

Rowing Across the Atlantic

Dr. Stein Hoff began his attempt rowing across the Atlantic last week the Battery in his rowboat named FOX II, 120 years after George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen.

“Day 15, 29th May and this morning 2 weeks since Fox II and I pulled out of North Cove Marina with Rozinante II just behind. Bjørn Jordan, owner of that yacht, is an old friend who Arvid Bentsen and I encountered at sea when we rowed from Tenerife to Barbados i 1997. Bjørn had crew […]

In Memoriam: Bill Bernstein

Bill Bernstein addressing the crowd in December 2013 at the dedication of Elizabeth Berger Plaza

Lower Manhattan lost a tireless civic champion on Tuesday when Bill Bernstein, a senior executive at the Downtown Alliance, died at age 64. “He was one of the people who came back to Lower Manhattan on September 12, 2001,” said Community Board 1 chair Catherine McVay Hughes, recalling how Mr. Bernstein talked his way past […]

How a Nazi Sympathizer's Tribeca Garage Will Become a Luxe Mansion

An architect's rendering of how the former garage will appear after conversion into a palatial townhouse.

A building with a tangled pedigree will soon become Lower Manhattan’s newest palatial townhouse, if plans recently approved by Community Board 1 (CB1) are carried out. The building in question is located at 11 Hubert Street, roughly between the Citigroup tower and the Holland Tunnel plaza. The structure was built in 1946 by Dietrich Wortman, […]

How a Nazi Sympathizer’s Tribeca Garage Will Become a Luxe Mansion

An architect's rendering of how the former garage will appear after conversion into a palatial townhouse.

A building with a tangled pedigree will soon become Lower Manhattan’s newest palatial townhouse, if plans recently approved by Community Board 1 (CB1) are carried out. The building in question is located at 11 Hubert Street, roughly between the Citigroup tower and the Holland Tunnel plaza. The structure was built in 1946 by Dietrich Wortman, […]

Arrivals & Departures

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Saturday, May 28 Anthem of the Seas Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; Bermuda Sunday, May 29 Celebrity Summit Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Breakaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Gem Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Canada/Maine Tuesday, May 31 Pacific Princess Inbound 6:15 am; outbound […]

Arrivals & Departures

fleetweekparade_DSC0918

Saturday, May 28 Anthem of the Seas Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; Bermuda Sunday, May 29 Celebrity Summit Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Breakaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Gem Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Canada/Maine Tuesday, May 31 Pacific Princess Inbound 6:15 am; outbound […]

Rowing Across the Atlantic

Dr. Stein Hoff began his attempt rowing across the Atlantic last week the Battery in his rowboat named FOX II, 120 years after George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen.

Dr. Stein Hoff began his attempt rowing FOXll across the Atlantic more than a week ago, 120 years after George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen. Here’s his facebook link to track his voyage. ——————————————————————————————— Here’s his latest post: Tuesday May 26th day 12 “Still 26th May – Day 12 – on Fox II and we are […]

May 27

1930: The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.

1679 – Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest & imprisonment) passes in England 1692 – Court of Oyer and Terminer established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accussations of witchcraft 1703 – St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great 1896 – Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless 1905 – Japanese […]

Gibney Dance Gala

Gina Gibney

On Monday evening May 23rd,  supporters of dance came to Gibney Dance Company on Broadway to partake in good food and good dance and to celebrate 25 years. Founded by Gina Gibney after she had an epiphany on the campus of Case Western and launched her life’s mission to artistic innovation and social justice through […]