Tragic Accident

Thursday April 4 2019
The scene on South End Avenue

The scene on South End Avenue on Thursday evening. Tragedy struck on South End Avenue on Thursday evening at approximately 7:15 pm, when longtime Gateway Plaza resident Arlene Kalfus was struck by a bus and killed. Ms. Kalfus, who was 81 years old, had lived in Battery Park City since the late 1980s, according to […]

Today in History April 5

An 1850s painting of John Rolfe and Pocahontas

An 1850s painting of John Rolfe and Pocahontas 1566 – Two-hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrick van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Seventeen Provinces. 1614 – In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe. 1621 – […]

Today’s Lower Manhattan Calendar April 5

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12NOON Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour Tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office; Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton rotunda […]