Conflicting Priorities

An architect's rendering of the proposed Haven Green affordable housing complex for seniors, which the City plans to erect on the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden.

Less than a week after the proposed Haven Green affordable housing proposal cleared a crucial milestone — by winning the conditional approval of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer — two groups opposed to the plan have filed separate lawsuits seeking to block it. The proposal has been controversial since its announcement by the City’s Department […]

Music This Weekend

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music

Wonder Women of Classical Music! Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Belinda Whitney and featured violinist Joyce Hammann Sunday, March 10 2pm   6 River Terrace, Battery Park City An all-female ensemble from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra celebrates Women’s History Month with a performance showcasing great classical and contemporary female composers. Led by KCO concertmaster Belinda Whitney and featured […]

Weekend Calendar MARCH 8, 9, 10

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March 8 7 PM New York Stories: Sonia Sotomayor 911 Museum and Memorial U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will reflect on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on American society from her unique vantagepoint as a native New Yorker who watched as her city and neighborhood were devastated, and then witnessed the city rebuild. FREE […]

Today in History March 8

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1618 – Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. 1736 – Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran. 1775 – An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes “African Slavery in America“, the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves […]