February 5

Miners and their wives posing with the finders of the nugget, Richard Oates, John Deason and his wife.

*AD 62 – Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy. *1597 – A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society. *1852 – The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the […]

Debate Over Proposed Seaport Brownfield Remediation

250 Water Street

Re: “Don’t-Drink-the-Water Street” (BroadsheetDAILY Jan. 30, 2019) To the editor: Residents in the neighborhood are resisting by making their objections known to allowing the Seaport 250 Water LLC, an entity owned by the Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC), to begin brownfield remediation on the property they designate as 250 Water Street (aka 304 Pearl Street). HHC’s […]

Perjurious Promises about Penitentiary Plaza

The plaza in front of the Manhattan Detention Complex was originally promised to the Lower Manhattan community as public space -- a pledge that was ignored and forgotten after the City obtained local agreement to build the facility.

Lower Manhattan residents have one more reason to be skeptical about any assurances from City Hall regarding givebacks to the community in exchange for acquiescing to a large new jail at the site of the current Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC). At the January 22 meeting of Community Board 1 (CB1), district manager Lucian Reynolds recounted […]