February 11

Henry VIII

660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. AD 55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor. 1534 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of […]


An architect's rendering for the new Blockhouse Restaurant, proposed for publicly owned land beneath the FDR Drive.

To the editor: RE: “Being Vigilant about the View” (BroadsheetDAILY February 7) The “cart before the horse” or in this case the “liquor license before the building” approach is Howard Hughes’ newest tactic to purposefully obfuscate the checks and balances of new development. As the scheme goes, if one city agency approves a seemingly benign request […]

The Down Town Glee Club


Male Singers Please Apply – The Down Town Glee Club – a male chorale founded more than ninety years ago, is searching for singers in all voice parts, to supplement our ranks for the annual Spring Concert, to be held on Thursday, May 9.   The concert –  Lost in the Stars – will celebrate the […]

Statuary in Motion

Double Check 2019

Double Check, the bronze statue of a busy executive that has resided since 1982 in Zuccotti Park, has moved across the street, and is now perched at the northwest corner of Broadway and Liberty Street. This is just one among many mobile pieces in Lower Manhattan’s inventory of public art.     Fearless Girl, the bronze […]