Today in History February 15

Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak takes a bullet meant for F.D.R.

706 – Byzantine emperor Justinian II has his predecessors Leontios and Tiberios III publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople. 1493 – While on board the Nina, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter that was widely distributed upon his return to Portugal describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New […]

Letters

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To the editor: Kudos to CM Chin.  Support her big time.  Yes, terminate the placards unless they are strictly enforced – and – terminate the discounts given by the city to fed ex, ups and verizon  for illegal parking under the PVB Stipulated Fine Program.   These are the 3 biggest ticket violators and they […]

The Lower Manhattan Lonely Hearts Club

Droves of young single people (shown here at the Dead Rabbit bar in the Financial District) live, work, and spend what they earn in Lower Manhattan, according to a new study.

A new analysis from an online real estate database company, StreetEasy, finds that Downtown exerts a gravitational tug on young professionals who live alone, and who pay a hefty “singles tax” as a result. The study by Nancy Wu, an economic data analyst for StreetEasy, indicates that singles living by themselves tend to reside in […]