285 (or 286) – Execution of Saints Crispin and Crispinian during the reign of Diocletian, now the patron saints of leather workers, curriers, and shoemakers. 1812 – War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian. 1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange is created. 1927 […]
Archives for October 2016
Argument about the Avenue
At its full monthly meeting this evening, Community Board 1 (CB1) will weigh a resolution, ratified by the panel’s Battery Park City Committee earlier in October, calling for a halt to a recent project by the Battery Park City Authority (BCPA) to study scenarios under which South End Avenue could be redesigned. In a separate […]
Trick or Treat
Battery Park City has many children who would love to Trick or Treat. If you are planning to be home for Halloween, on October 31, between 5:00 and 8:00 PM and will welcome children Trick or Treating to your door, please add your name and apartment to the Trick-or-Treat list on-line at http://www.bpcblockparty.com/halloween.
Today in History
1260 – Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France. Constructed between 1194 and 1250, Chartres is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the 4th century. The majority of the original stained glass windows survive intact, while the architecture has seen only minor changes […]
Mysterious Precinct with Zero Residents and One Registered Voter Somehow Comes Up with More Than 250 Ballots
(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in an occasional series examining voting patterns in the recent Democratic Party primary election, which determined the nominee for the 65th Assembly District seat. Each installment in this series will look at a separate Lower Manhattan neighborhood. This installment focuses on Chinatown and Little Italy.) In the recent primary […]
He's Baaack! Beethoven, that is.
Please join the Tribeca Chamber Players at 2pm on Sunday, October 23 at the Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center as we kick off our second performance cycle of all the Beethoven string quartets in chronological order. This Sunday we will share Beethoven’s first and second quartets: Opus 18 No. 3 followed by Opus 18 No. […]