September 29

Nikita Khrushchev: "Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river."

1227 – Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades. 1717 – An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city’s architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city. 1789 – The United States Department of War first establishes […]

Tunnel to Towers Report

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“We had a great time as always as the official FINISH LINE crowd control team. And while soccer moms sometimes give us a hard time staying put until the runners pass, it’s people on bikes who were difficult, especially when we asked them to walk their bikes while crossing Warren Street. In order to make […]

Is Lower Manhattan Coral Island or Vulgaria?

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A slew of sources have recently deemed Battery Park City the child-friendliest neighborhood in Manhattan (or anywhere in New York City), while at least one source says the Financial District is among the City’s least hospitable communities for children. The 2017 ratings by Niche.com, an online database that helps users determine which neighborhoods (and which […]

September 28

1928: Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. 235 – Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia. 1066 – William the Conqueror invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England. 1538 – Ottoman-Venetian […]

It’s Official: Chin Wins a Third Term

Margaret Chin: "I thank all of my supporters for being with me every step of the way. I look forward to continuing our work in the community I was raised in, worked in, and which I love with all my heart. Together, we will fight for a better, brighter future for our community."

On Tuesday, the City’s Board of Elections (BOE) certified the results of the September 12 Democratic Party primary race for the City Council seat representing the First District, which covers Lower Manhattan. The final result is the same as the provisional tally, in that incumbent Margaret Chin has been deemed the winner by a few […]

September 27

Rachel Carson testifying before Congress

1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England. 1540 – The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III. 1590 – Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the […]

Tunnel to Towers Run, The Musical

Almost 2,500 cadets, cadet candidates, faculty, and staff from the US Military Academy and the US Military Academy Preparatory School volunteered to participate in the Tunnels to Towers 5K in New York City on September 24th, 2017. (U.S. Army Photo by: Cadet Alex Werden)

On the morning of September 25th, as 30,000 men, women and children assembled on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Tom Goodkind, maestro of the TriBattery Pops was somewhere in Tribeca negotiating with the NYPD to get a baritone sax, two trombones, an alto sax, a tenor sax, a flugelhorn, two flutes, two […]

Working in Tandem

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At its Tuesday meeting, Community Board 1 (CB1) enacted a resolution endorsing a consensus view of how to manage bicycle traffic along Battery Park City’s Esplanade and Greenway (the path that parallels West Street). This joint vision was the product of a year-long collaboration between members of CB1 and officials from the Battery Park City […]

September 26

The first debate between Richard Nixon and John Kennedy

46 BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus. 1087 – William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100. 1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth. 1687 – The Parthenon in […]

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School Open House

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One of the little known benefits of living in Battery Park City is its Community Center tucked away in Stuyvesant High School on Chambers Street.  The Center is administered by the Battery Park City Authority and the facilities are first rate. Fitness classes offer Tai Chi, Bounce Fit Cardio and Boxing Classes. There’s a gym […]