Today in History March 27

Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev 196 BC – Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt 1513 – Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida 1625 – Charles I, King Of England, Scotland and Ireland, ascends English throne 1668 – English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company 1790 – The modern shoestring (string and shoe […]

Today’s Downtown Calendar March 26

6PM Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting Manhattan Youth and Recreation at 120 Warren Street in Tribeca Click here for the full AGENDA All documents relating to the above agenda items are on file at the Community Board 1 office and are available for viewing by the public upon written request to

Today in History March 25

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson 708 – Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert’s patent to explore North America 1609 – Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co 1655 – Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn’s largest satellite 1807 – First railway passenger service began in England […]



To the editor: Justine Cuccia is fearless. I want to push back just a little Justine. You said you were scared and frightened. Yes, of leaving your loved ones and your loved community. But never mistake you are a brave women warrior sharing your experience in an effort to improve the life of others. To publically […]



To the editor: Your editorial slamming the governor’s congestion pricing proposal is breathtaking in its parochialism. Nowhere do you mention one of the proposal’s two primary objectives: to unsnarl traffic and improve car, taxi and bus travel times 15-20 percent. And you barely refer to its main goal, to raise revenue to pay for modern […]

The Event of the Season

The annual fundraiser for Church School for Music and Art aka The Event

Church Street School for Music and Art will host The Event, its annual fundraising gala, on Tuesday, March 5 (from 6:30 to 10:30 pm), at the glamorous Tribeca Rooftop located at Two Desbrosses Street. The Event  will honoring local residents Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels and Lisa de Armas and Joe MacIsaac. The gala will […]



To the editor:           How long you can hold your breath was the insidious issue hovering in the air of a packed Town Hall Meeting of lower Manhattan residents and leaders in the community room of the Southbridge Towers Monday evening. The Howard Hughes Corp. wants to build a high rise at 250 […]



The Seaport Planning & Preservation Committee of Save Our Seaportwill host a Town Hall meeting about the proposed toxic waste cleanup at 250 Water Street tonight Monday, February 25 (starting at 7:00 pm) the Southbridge Towers community room, at 66 Frankfort Street. All interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.



To the editor: Kudos to CM Chin.  Support her big time.  Yes, terminate the placards unless they are strictly enforced – and – terminate the discounts given by the city to fed ex, ups and verizon  for illegal parking under the PVB Stipulated Fine Program.   These are the 3 biggest ticket violators and they […]