Today in History February 14

Michael Rubens Bloomberg

1076 – Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. 1804 – Karađorđe leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. 1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken. 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent […]

Valentine Workshop


Every year for the past 15 years, Battery Park City Parks has hosted a Valentine Workshop. It’s a popular draw, featuring fancy paper, glitter, doilies, dried rosebuds, a fair amount of imagination and, of course, lots of love. This year, according to Doug Van Horn of Battery Park City Parks, more than one hundred people attended-families and […]

Sovereign Immunity


City Council member Margaret Chin is joining with a coalition of colleagues to fight the rampant abuse of parking placards — municipal credentials that allow a vehicle to occupy a curbside space that would otherwise be illegal. Along with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and three other members of the City legislature, she is co-sponsoring […]