Indy Jones

A rendering of the South Street Seaport location planned  for McNally Jackson books.

A rendering of the South Street Seaport location planned  for McNally Jackson books. Local connoisseurs of independent bookstores have reason to celebrate: Two highly regarded operators will be coming to Lower Manhattan soon. The first is McNally Jackson, which has confirmed that its much-delayed plan to open in the South Street Seaport will finally be realized […]

Today in History

The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey.

German Airship over Lower Manhattan 1527 – Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance 1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit ‘buys’ Manhattan Island 1753 – French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle 1833 – John Deere makes first steel plough 1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first […]

Today’s Calendar

The hills on Governros Island

10:30AM Senior Group Exercise Battery Park City Parks  Strengthen the body through instructor-led rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Join this fun and vigorous session for a great workout! 6 River Terrace. FREE 1PM Bach + 1 St. Paul’s Chapel. This series features one Bach cantata each week […]