Rowing The Atlantic

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Dr. Stein Hoff began his row across the Atlantic on Sunday morning May 15th, 120 years after George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen. Here’s his facebook link to track his voyage.
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June 9

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  68 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging. 1310 – Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy. An altarpiece composed of many individual paintings
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Help Raise $245,000 to Preserve a Piece of Governors Island History

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from the NPS.gov The Trophèe ďArmes that sits atop the sally port of Fort Jay is one of the most distinctive features of the fortification, and the earliest domestically carved military sculpture in the nation. Designed by Joseph Mangin, architect of New York’s City Hall, the Fort Jay Arch is a rare example of monumental architecture surviving […]

Letters

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Dear Editor, Ron Dowd is correct in his observation of the complete disregard that the Safety Ambassadors show to the regulations of Battery Park City and the safety of children and small animals. As every resident here is aware, as were the PEP officers, the upper deck of the esplanade is NOT for bicycles. I […]

June 8

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632 – Muhammad, Islamic prophet, dies in Medina and is succeeded by Abu Bakr who becomes the first caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate. 793 – Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles. 1042 – Edward the Confessor becomes King of England, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings
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Rowing The Atlantic

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Dr. Stein Hoff began his row across the Atlantic on Sunday morning May 15th, 120 years after George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen. Here’s his facebook link to track his voyage.
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Dear editor: Yesterday’s BroadsheetDaily (Tues., 6/7/2016) has a great photo of an Allied Barton BPC Ambassador riding his bike on the sidewalk. I’ve seen these guys ride the wrong direction in the bike lanes, as well as on the BPC Ballfields field level walkway while kids, parents, and nannies are there for practices and general play time. […]

Rowing Across the Atlantic

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Here’s his latest post:. Harbo & Samuelsen’s day. Day 23, Monday 6th June. On this day, 120 years ago, Georg Harbo, 30 and “Frank” (Gabriel) Samuelsen, 26, started their row towards Europe. Their boat was an 18,5′ open fishing boat – a dory – similar to the boats they used when fishing and clamming off […]

June 7

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1099 – First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins. 1628 – The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law. It was passed by the House of Commons in 1628 in response to years of abuse by the King regarding forced billeting of soldiers, imprisonment without cause, […]

Ketch Brewhouse

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In 1977, four optimistic men opened Captain’s Ketch, a seafood restaurant, in the iconic American International Building at 70 Pine Street that had recently been bought by the American International Group (AIG). It was both a bold and a smart move, for while the city was in a crime- and financial catastrophe-driven funk there were […]