Today in History December 14

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557 – Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake. 1542 – Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots at the age of only one week on the death of her father, James V of Scotland. 1780 – Founding Father Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York 1900 – […]

Contrails or Clouds over New York Harbor? Or both?

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Contrails of jet airplanes turn into clouds because of the unburnt particles of jet fuel. They are known as aerosols or ice nuclei. The minute carbon particles freeze at the -72°F temperatures at 30,000 ft. +. They then attract any moisture at that level and freeze into ice crystals. If there is not enough moisture […]

ACC Pet Adoption at Le Pet Spa

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Dozens of visitors from the neighborhood and outer boroughs came to the rescue on Saturday as Animal Care Centers of NYC and Phil Castiglia’s Le Pet Spa hosted a Mobile Adoption event in Battery Park City. Judy Passer, manager of Le Pet Spa reports, “Five animals were adopted and many people signed up for fostering and/or volunteering […]

Of Gods and Heroes

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Gotham is being invaded by aliens and, at least in Lower Manhattan, Marvel Comic super heroes are rushing into battle to save the city. This site specific exhibit which opened in October at the National Museum of the American Indian on Bowling Green, displays the work of comic artist Jeffrey Veregge(Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe) in […]

Calendar

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6 to 7:30PM Formaggio & Vino Eataly Cheese and wine tasting class with Eataly’s experts. $55. World Trade Center. www.eataly.com 6:15PM Battery Park Book Club New York Public Library Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is “On Chesil Beach”, by Ian McEwan. free. Battery […]

TODAY’S CALENDAR October 30

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6 to 7:30PM Formaggio & Vino Eataly Cheese and wine tasting class with Eataly’s experts. $55. World Trade Center. www.eataly.com 6:15PM Battery Park Book Club New York Public Library Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is “On Chesil Beach”, by Ian McEwan. free. Battery […]

Of Gentle Giants and Scrappy Midgets

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Two nautical marvels entered New York Harbor recently: the HMS Queen Elizabeth, a 65,000-ton aircraft carrier, and the Draken Harald Hårfagre, a 115-foot Viking longship. Both are state-of-the-art vessels for their respective eras: The aircraft carrier (launched in 2014) is home to 50 flying machines. The longboat (launched in 2012, but a replica of boats […]

Run for Knowledge

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Battery Park City hosted yet another successful Run For Knowledge on the brisk and windy evening of Friday, October 12th.   PS/IS 276 Kristal Aliyas,  Lucas Rotman and Sara Epstein The event raised funds via running pledges, sponsors, and a finish-line festival to benefit P.S. 89, I.S. 289, and P.S./I.S. 276.   It is one […]

October 25

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285 – Execution of Saints Crispin and Crispinian during the reign of Diocletian, now the patron saints of leather workers, curriers, and shoemakers. 1616 – Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast. 1861 – The Toronto Stock […]

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

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Chamber Orchestra of New York’s (CONY) season kicks off on November 16th, at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Led by Maestro Salvatore Di Vittorio, the orchestra’s mandate is to elevate young musical artists’ careers. CONY principal flutist  Ginevra Petrucci Principal flutist, Ginevra Petrucci, mentioned in Huffington Post’s Italian edition that CONY
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