Vice Resident

Battery Park City resident and
BPCA board member Martha Gallo

Battery Park City resident and  BPCA board member Martha Gallo The board of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) has a new vice chair: neighborhood resident Martha Gallo. At the February 26 meeting of the Authority’s board, chairman George Tsunis announced, “I am proud to offer resolution of the appointment of a vice chair, Martha […]

Making Music

An all-female ensemble from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra

Before Hildegard von Bingen notated her beautiful composition “O Antique Sancti,” very little music had been written. Known for her music and scientific texts, Hildegard von Bingen was a nun who lived from 1098 to 1179. An all-female ensemble from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra (KCO) brought Hildegard von Bingen’s thousand-year-old music to life on March […]

Today in History March 12

Blizzard of '88

1350 -The city of  Orvieto says it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples 1365 – University of Vienna founded 1664 – New Jersey becomes a British colony 1755 – First steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine 1849 – First gold seekers arrive in Nicaragua en route to California 1850 – First […]