The Event of the Season

The annual fundraiser for Church School for Music and Art aka The Event

Church Street School for Music and Art will host The Event, its annual fundraising gala, on Tuesday, March 5 (from 6:30 to 10:30 pm), at the glamorous Tribeca Rooftop located at Two Desbrosses Street. The Event  will honoring local residents Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels and Lisa de Armas and Joe MacIsaac. The gala will […]

Preventing Trash-pocalypse

The accumulation of street trash throughout Lower Manhattan

With more than 60,000 residents crammed into one square mile, Lower Manhattan has an endless supply of one commodity: garbage, which accumulates by the hundreds of tons every 24 hours. Add to this mix thousands of new apartments planned for the neighborhood in coming years (many of them in “super-tall” highrises), narrow streets laid out […]

Eyes to the Sky March 4 – 17, 2019

Arcturus and the Sun

At this moment every year, we meet to observe with delight the first signs of spring in the sky, before the earth thaws. The increasing light and heat of the Sun and the re-appearance of spring stars Regulus and Arcturus in the evening sky are heralds of flowering elm trees, blooming willows and alders, redwing blackbirds, and, […]

Today in History March 4

Hindenburg over lower Manhattan

51 – Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).1675 – John Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal of England 1681 – King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania 1774 – First sighting of Orion nebula by William Herschel 1793 – Washington’s second inauguration speech: “Fellow […]