Newsstand Nixed (Again)

The newsstand currently operated by Abdur Patwary at the corner of Greenwich and Murray Streets.

The newsstand currently operated by Abdur Patwary at the corner of Greenwich and Murray Streets. Community Board 1 (CB1) is urging the City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to reject an application by a Tribeca newsstand operator to open a second kiosk one block away from his current location. The applicant, Abdur Patwary, first came […]

Today in History

Electro the Smoking Moto Man  1939 NY World's Fair

Click here to watch “Electro the Smoking Moto Man” at the 1939 World’s Fair Electro can count to five and, even though he’s only two years old, he can smoke! 311 – Emperor Galerius legally recognizes Christians in the Roman Empire 1315 – Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon. 1492 – […]

Letters

Canal Street rushhour traffic

To the editor: Two way tolls on the Verrazzano Bridge should make an enormous difference in the amount of truck traffic those of us living below Canal Street endure daily as we risk our lives trying to navigate crosswalks in an attempt to get to and from home. Since one way tolls began in 1986, […]

Today’s Calendar

Battery Park City esplanade

5:30PM Battery Park City Book Club New York Public Library Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner. Battery Park City branch of the New York Public Library. 175 North End Avenue. 7PM Epic Voices: Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems […]

Call It ‘Decongestion Pricing’

U.S. Congressman Jerry Nadler (center) and City Council member Margaret Chin (left) look on as MTA chief Patrick Foye describes a plan to reinstitute two-way tolling on the Verrazzano Bridge.

U.S. Congressman Jerry Nadler (center) and City Council member Margaret Chin (left) look on as MTA chief Patrick Foye describes a plan to reinstitute two-way tolling on the Verrazzano Bridge. A gaggle of elected and appointed officials gathered on Staten Island on Sunday morning to announce their support for changing a decades-old tolling policy on […]

Today in History

Berlin Wall in Battery Park City

The Berlin Wall under construction 1429 – Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans 1623 – 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru 1715 – John Flamsteed observes Uranus for sixth time 1784 – Premiere of Mozart’s Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna) Charles Darwin 1834 – Charles Darwin’s expedition sees […]

EYES TO THE SKY April 29 – May 12, 2019

Evening twilight, end of April

Evening twilight, end of April, first days of May. image: Starry Night, Judy Isacoff For delight in discovery plan to observe many fleeting moments that mark the movement of the seasons and other special events in the sky this week. Beginning with the short window of evening twilight, bid farewell to the scintillating stars of […]

Today’s Calendar Monday April 29

Teardrop Park

1PM Bach + 1 St. Paul’s Chapel This series features one Bach cantata each week paired with a complementary work from composers early to modern. Today, listen to Johann Sebastian Bach Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8; Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder, TWV 52:e1; The Choir of […]

Meadow Manager Moves On

Governors Island picnic

A view of Governors Island, which has become a beloved public space for Lower Manhattan residents, from the observatory atop One World Trade Center. Michael Samuelian, the chief of the Trust for Governors Island, the non-profit organization that administers the 172-acre park situated some 800 yards off the tip of Lower Manhattan, will be stepping […]

Today in History

Ideal X,  the first "container ship"

The first container ship, the Ideal X was ladened with 58 containers. Today’s largest container ships handle 18,000 1478 – The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de’ Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral. 1564 – William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England 1607 – English colonists make landfall at […]