Rowing the Atlantic

Rowing the Atlantic

After my euphoric report last night the wind died and the current reversed, sent us first SW and this morning straight W… We got down to 997 nm to finish, now it’s at 1008 and increasing by 1 knot, ie 1 nm/hr. Totally gray day again, not a glimmer of sun. Main batteries are at […]

July 29


1775 – Founding of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps: George Washington appoints William Tudor as Judge Advocate of the Continental Army. 1858 – The United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty. Negotiated by Townshend Harris, the first U.S. consul to Japan, the treaty provided for the opening of five ports to U.S. […]



To the editor, It’s a little difficult to follow the line of thought taken by the PA with regards to the relocation of “The Sphere”. Has there been opposition to it remaining in Battery Park, or is there just a push to bring it closer to the WTC site? The National September 11 Museum and […]

Libations, Exertion, and Socialization


The debut of one new venue for eating and drinking, plus two free events will round out this weekend in Lower Manhattan. City Vineyards, the new outpost of City Winery located in the Hudson River Park on Pier 26 (near North Moore Street) fully opens tonight, after a “soft” debut in the middle of the […]

Rowing The Atlantic

Rowing the Atlantic

Good morning from the rocking “Fox II” in a dark, grey, slight but restless and disorganized, slight sea. Or so it seems. About 1 mile away is the hazy pale gray edge of fog… Bow is facing W into slight wind and when it rained an hour ago, it rained in underneath the canopy. So […]

July 28

Santiago Calatrava's Athens Olympic Sports Complex

1808 – Mahmud II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam. 1809 – Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte. 1866 – At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive […]



To The Editor, I attended the July open house hosted by BPCA. During that meeting, BPCA stated that while in meetings with the DOT about safety aspects of South End Avenue, the BPCA decided to put safety concerns on hold while they investigated a beautification project of the street. The discussion with the DOT was […]

Cashing In on the Disabled

An architect's rendering of the subway elevator cube proposed for the east side of Broad Street, at Exchange Place. This structure, and its twin, located across the street, will be approximately 100 square feet.

Community Board 1 (CB1) is taking a stand against attempts by two real estate developers to make a pair of Lower Manhattan properties more lucrative, under the guise of complying with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Because both buildings are regulated by varying forms of landmarks protection, neither modification can be built […]

Rowing the Atlantic

Rowing the Atlantic

Yesterday will be another day to forget! I rowed for two sessions in morning, never getting much speed and with wind from SSW tried first to go more E, but found short steep waves at 60 degrees to those with the wind. Less than a boat’s length between these transverse waves, so the rolling was […]