RiverWatch

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Saturday, September 3 Anthem of the Seas Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; Bermuda Carnival Sunshine Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; New England/Canada Norwegian Gem Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Canada/New England Sunday, September 4 Celebrity Summit Inbound 6:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 4:00 pm; New England/Canada Norwegian Breakaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound […]

This Week in History

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August 29, 708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time August 29, 1756 – Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War. August 29, 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction. August 30, 1800 – Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before […]

Full Steam Ahead

The JOHN W. BROWN will pay a visit on September 9

For the first time since 1994, the JOHN W. BROWN will visit New York. She’ll dock at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side (299 South St at foot of Montgomery St.) and be open for tours, starting with a fundraising reception the evening of September 9 and ending with a 6-hour living history cruise […]

Velocipede Velocity To Be Vivified by Valets

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Valet service is common at many Lower Manhattan parking garages, but now cyclists will be able to avail themselves of the same luxury as motorists: Starting today, two local Citi Bike stations will be staffed by personnel who will speed check-in for those surrendering bikes, and make sure there are enough two-wheelers for those about […]

This Week in History

An early rendering of Frederick Law Olmsted's vision for Central Park

Aug 22, 565 – Columba, an Irish abbot (father) and missionary is today known for reports of seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. Aug 26, 1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà. Aug 23, 1541 – French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada. Aug 25, […]

ROWING THE ATLANTIC

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FROM DR. STEIN HOFF AFTER HIS RESCUE AT SEA: “Tonight, Wednesday 10th August, it is four days since I was rescued and felt reborn, hauled up from my tossing “Fox II”. Many times I thought that cabin was to become my coffin as the boat was knocked-down and rolled over numerous times. The longest knock-downs […]

LETTERS

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To the editor: I have been following with interest the series of letters regarding our ongoing South End Avenue / West Thames Street Study, and encourage readers to keep the input coming. The Battery Park City community is never wanting for ideas about how to make the neighborhood even better, and this has been no […]

TO DARE THE SEA

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In the tradition of Hell and High Water epic voyages and how I was fortunate enough to meet the spesielle (special) Dr. Stein Hoff. In 2016 able seaman Stein Hoff rowed the same Atlantic route to honor his heroes, George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, that did it in 1896. Pull that oar How many people […]

Letters

Dear Editor Guards are stationed on the plaza outside the Wintergarden and have been harassing bicyclists and telling us that bicycle riding is not permitted in the plaza. I remember that Brookfield tried this a few years ago and had to stop. One guard ordered me off my bike and when I refused and replied […]

Pair of Old Buildings Become Lower Manhattan’s Newest Landmarks

Although it blends in with today's unremarkable present-day streetscape at ground level, the upper floors of 315 Broadway are an eloquent example of the Italian Renaissance style favored by prosperous New York merchants in the middle of the 19th century.

Tribeca has two new landmarks: a Irish linen merchant’s commercial palace and a former police station that later served as hospital and firehouse, before finding subsequent life as a wine store and then a nail salon. Both were declared legally protected buildings by the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission at the end of June. The first […]