Gray or Green, or Somewhere in Between?

The proposed Haven Green senior housing facility would create 123 affordable housing units for seniors, while also incorporating a new open space, which would be smaller than the existing Elizabeth Street Garden.

The plan to use a City-owned lot to create 123 permanently affordable housing for low-income seniors on the site of a public garden in Little Italy took a major step forward on Tuesday, when Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer endorsed the plan, with some conditions. The proposal has been controversial since its announcement in 2014, […]

The Cost of Living (Here)


Governor Andrew Cuomo is attempting to revive and revise his congestion pricing plan that died in the face of political opposition a year ago, this time with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio. Both politicians tout the plan as a way to raise revenue for the beleaguered subway and bus systems, as well as commuter […]

Today in History February 27

Watson and Crick
They worked together on studying the structure of DNA the molecule that contains the hereditary information for cells.

202 BC – Liu Bang is enthroned as the Emperor of China, beginning four centuries of rule by the Han dynasty. 1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church. 1827 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight. 1849 – Regular […]



To the editor:           How long you can hold your breath was the insidious issue hovering in the air of a packed Town Hall Meeting of lower Manhattan residents and leaders in the community room of the Southbridge Towers Monday evening. The Howard Hughes Corp. wants to build a high rise at 250 […]

Dishonesty at the Dispensary

The now-shuttered New York Pharmacy, at 131 Walker Street, was the headquarters for a Medicaid swindle that defrauded the State out of millions of dollars, prosecutors allege.

A Lower Manhattan pharmacist has been convicted of a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme involving drugs prescribed to treat HIV and AIDS. On Friday, State Attorney General Leticia James announced that Hin Wong, who operated the New York Pharmacy (located at 131 Walker Street, in Tribeca) had entered a guilty plea to a single count […]

Sophisticated Launch


On February 13th, Valentines Day eve, more than 800 guests joined Lower Manhattanites Samantha and Steve Sendor for the 2019 release party of their annual Sophisticated Weddings magazine. This year’s cover features “S.W.A.T.” star David Lim, and his (model)fiance Marketa Kazdova Sophisticated Weddings, born in 2012, has become the premier resource for those planning to […]

Today in History February 26

West Street after the 1993 bombing

1616 – Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo 1815 – Napoleon leaves Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France 1848 – Marx and Engels publish “Communist Manifesto“ 1893 – 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge in Michigan 1907 – Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP) […]

After Grieving, Giving


Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26) would have been the 16th birthday of Imogen Roche, the Lower Manhattan teen who died in an accidental fall from a Tribeca fire escape last September. Her father, Theseus Roche, and her family, will mark the occasion with an event tomorrow evening at Pier A (22 Battery Park, near the southern […]



The Seaport Planning & Preservation Committee of Save Our Seaportwill host a Town Hall meeting about the proposed toxic waste cleanup at 250 Water Street tonight Monday, February 25 (starting at 7:00 pm) the Southbridge Towers community room, at 66 Frankfort Street. All interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The Event of the Season


Church Street School for Music and Art will host The Event, its annual fundraising gala, on Tuesday, March 5 (from 6:30 to 10:30 pm), at the glamorous Tribeca Rooftop located at Two Desbrosses Street. The evening will include music, dancing, cocktails, fine dining, awards, a silent auction. and a celebration of the 15,000 budding artists who […]