Parking or Parks?

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase.

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase. Community Board 1 (CB1) is lobbying to recover for public use multiple acres of taxpayer-owned land that the City has monetized for decades as parking facilities. The space at issue is […]

Today in History

Titanic Sinks Newspaper Headline

1025 – Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. 1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid. 1775 – Paul Revere and William Dawes ride warning the “regulars are coming!” 1783 – Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began. […]

Today’s Calendar

Softball at the Battery Park City Ballfields

6PM Executive Committee  (tentative) Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North  AGENDA Committee reports 6:30PM Person Place Thing Podcast Fraunces Tavern Museum At this recording of Person Place Thing, host Randy Cohen chats with bestselling author Russell Shorto. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: that people […]

Arrivals & Departures

Norwegian Escape

CLICK TO WATCH THE NORWEGIAN ESCAPE ARRIVE Thursday, April 18 Norwegian Jade Inbound 6:30 am(Brooklyn); 10:30 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Pearl Inbound 9:30 am; outbound 8:30 pm; Nassau Saturday, April 20 Norwegian Getaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 3:30 pm; Nassau Anthem of the Seas Inbound 5:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 3:00 pm; Kings Wharf Sunday, April 21 […]

The Leaning Tower of Seaport

One Seaport, also known as 161 Maiden Lane, as seen from the East River.

One Seaport, also known as 161 Maiden Lane, as seen from the East River. A 670-foot residential building now under construction in the South Street Seaport neighborhood is leaning precipitously north and east, according to a lawsuit filed against the developer by one of its former contractors. The tower, known as One Seaport, is located […]