Double-Edged Sward

The Battery Park City ball fields

The Battery Park City ball fields were largely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but expedited repair work allowed them to reopen the following spring. After input from residents and consultation with Community Board 1 (CB1), the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) has agreed to revisit its plan to bring resiliency features to the ballfields. […]

Today in History

Orson Welles

Orson Welles 1006 – Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus 1704 – Boston Newsletter publishes first newspaper advertisement 1753 – Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. 1756 – France and Austria sign alliance 1757 – Austria […]

Today’s Calendar

The hills on Governros Island

10AM Governors Island Opening Governors Island Governors Island will be open daily from May 1 to October 31, with extended late-night hours every Friday and Saturday between Memorial and Labor Day. Ferries will be free for all visitors from Wednesday, May 1 to Sunday, May 5. 11AM Elements of Nature Drawing Battery Park City […]