One Year Later

Darren Drake, who worked in Lower Manhattan, was killed one year ago today in the terrorist attack on West Street.

Darren Drake, a 32-year-old project manager for Moody’s Analytics, was one of eight people murdered one year ago today, when a rented truck began running people down on the West Street bicycle and pedestrian path. Mr. Drake was riding his bicycle between meetings along the Tribeca section of the path when he was struck by […]

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6 to 7:30PM Formaggio & Vino Eataly Cheese and wine tasting class with Eataly’s experts. $55. World Trade Center. www.eataly.com 6:15PM Battery Park Book Club New York Public Library Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is “On Chesil Beach”, by Ian McEwan. free. Battery […]

October 30

Bosphorus Bridge Opening Day

637 – Antioch surrenders to the Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of the Iron Bridge. 1270 – The Eighth Crusade ends by an agreement between Charles I of Anjou and the Hafsid dynasty of Tunis, Tunisia. 1806 – Convinced that he is facing a much larger force, Prussian General von Romberg, commanding 5,300 men, surrenders […]

Is Times Square Leaking?

Ballyhoo Media's digital advertising catamaran in front of  the Statue of Liberty

In its three short weeks in New York Harbor, a digital advertising boat has received a lot of attention, but not the kind its clients are paying for. The boat belongs to Ballyhoo Media, which has one catamaran with a large digital billboard that roams up and down the Hudson and East Rivers for about ten […]

Today in History October 29

The I and II squadrons of the German High Seas Fleet in Kiel Bay

539 BC – Cyrus the Great entered the capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land. 1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people. 1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. 1675 […]

TODAY’S CALENDAR October 30

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6 to 7:30PM Formaggio & Vino Eataly Cheese and wine tasting class with Eataly’s experts. $55. World Trade Center. www.eataly.com 6:15PM Battery Park Book Club New York Public Library Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is “On Chesil Beach”, by Ian McEwan. free. Battery […]

Of Gentle Giants and Scrappy Midgets

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Two nautical marvels entered New York Harbor recently: the HMS Queen Elizabeth, a 65,000-ton aircraft carrier, and the Draken Harald Hårfagre, a 115-foot Viking longship. Both are state-of-the-art vessels for their respective eras: The aircraft carrier (launched in 2014) is home to 50 flying machines. The longboat (launched in 2012, but a replica of boats […]

The Arts Downtown Are Part of Our Lives

The landmarked structure at 80 White Street will soon house an annex to the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Dear editor, Thanks once more to the BroadsheetDAILY and ace feature writer Mathew Fenton for the fascinating, revealing, informative story of the new location of the Bronx Museum of Art satellite annex  at the beautifully restored landmark building at 80 White Street, continuing the migration downtown of cultural development, availability,  along with the commercial, going […]

EYES TO THE SKY October 29 – November 11, 2018

The constellation Cygnus the Swan.
The bright star Deneb represents the Tail of Cygnus.
Image via Constellation of Words.

The Summer Triangle, a majestic, nearly isosceles triangle shaped by three of the brightest stars visible at northern latitudes, is prominent in evening skies from June through December. Vega, Altair and Deneb – in descending order of brilliance – are so luminous that we can spot them in the deepening blue of twilight. http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-summer-triangle-to-locate-flat-plane-of-milky-way On […]