Pont Punt

An architect's rendering of what the completed structure will look like, when it opens later this year.

The much-delayed West Thames pedestrian bridge project appears to be keeping to its most recent schedule, first announced last September, and is likely on track to open during the late summer or early autumn of this year. This was the takeaway from a presentation at the February 6 meeting of the Battery Park City Committee […]

Eyes To The Sky February 18 – March 4, 2019


It was nearly 7 a.m. and 14 degrees under a pale blue sky dappled with speeding, silvery-outlined golden clouds just overhead. I was north of town, in the countryside, walking swiftly to an opening in the forest for a view to the southeast where planet Venus might still be visible. Once there, I scanned above […]

Today in History February 19

The Beatles

356 – Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples 1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt 1619 – Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague. He was a Dutch statesman who played an important role in the struggle […]