National Lighthouse Museum

House on Staten Island photo by Nathan Kensinger

By the end of this century, New York City could have up to six feet of sea level rise, radically reshaping our 520 miles of coastline and impacting more than 100 coastal neighborhoods. A documentary by director Nathan Kensinger, Managed Retreat examines the fates of three Staten Island neighborhoods that were purchased by New York State in […]

The Weekend Calendar

Teardrop Park

FRIDAY  APRIL 26 1PM Pipes at One St. Paul’s Chapel Pipes at One concerts feature the celebrated three-manual Noack organ that was inaugurated in the spring of 2018. Today, listen to Julian Wachner, Director of Music, Trinity Church Wall Street. 6:30PM Severe Asthma: Novel Concepts & Therapeutics New York Academy of Sciences Asthma is a […]

From Prison Shoal to Mussel Beach

Among the many features of the Eco-Park that are intended to evoke and advance environmental concerns and a series of sand dunes and lawns.

Among the many features of the Eco-Park that are intended to evoke and advance environmental concerns and a series of sand dunes and lawns. Downtown’s list of great public spaces has increased by one, with the opening on April 19 of a new “Eco-Park” at Pier 35, on the East River shoreline, in the Two […]

Today in History

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud 1449 – Anti-pope Felix V resigns 1507 – Geographer Martin Waldseemuller first used name America 1684 – Patent granted for thimble 1792 – Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier 1850 – Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices 1859 – Ground broken for Suez Canal […]

The Future of Wagner Park

Wagner Park from Pier A

Battery Park City Partners & Friends: Last week with Community Board 1, BPCA hosted a design workshop activity for the Wagner Park portion of the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project. That session captured feedback and input from the greater BPC community on how they experience and use Wagner Park currently, and how they envision […]

Buckle My Shoe


On Saturday May 4 from 10AM – 1PM, parents and their young children are invited to Buckle My Shoe’s Interactive Science Fair in Tribeca. Students at Buckle My Shoe, ages three months through Pre-K explore science through observing and testing and discovering the laws of attraction, pressure, energy, magnetism, sound, density and light. Young children think […]

Today’s Calendar


10AM Poem in Your Pocket Poets House Join Poets House for Poem in Your Pocket Day, a national initiative that promotes poetry, including a haiku workshop with Amy Losak as well as interactive performances and pocket-sized poems. 10 River Terrace. 6PM Poem in Your Pocket Read-In Battery Park City Parks  Celebrate National Poetry Month at […]

The Good Fight

September 11 2001

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 25), Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan in Washington, will host a public information session on the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF), which recently announced massive cuts in awards, as a result of a shortfall in funds allocated to the program. At a time when hundreds of Lower Manhattan residents are […]

Today in History

The woolworth Building on September 11, 2001

The Woolworth Building opened on this date in 1913 1184 BC – The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date). 1066 – Halley’s Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed 1800 – Library of Congress established with $5,000 allocation 1872 – Volcano Vesuvius erupts 1888 – Eastman Kodak forms 1907 […]