Today in History

Titanic Sinks Newspaper Headline

1025 – Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. 1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid. 1775 – Paul Revere and William Dawes ride warning the “regulars are coming!” 1783 – Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began. […]

Today’s Calendar

Softball at the Battery Park City Ballfields

6PM Executive Committee  (tentative) Community Board 1 – Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North  AGENDA Committee reports 6:30PM Person Place Thing Podcast Fraunces Tavern Museum At this recording of Person Place Thing, host Randy Cohen chats with bestselling author Russell Shorto. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: that people […]

Arrivals & Departures

Norwegian Escape

CLICK TO WATCH THE NORWEGIAN ESCAPE ARRIVE Thursday, April 18 Norwegian Jade Inbound 6:30 am(Brooklyn); 10:30 pm; Bermuda Norwegian Pearl Inbound 9:30 am; outbound 8:30 pm; Nassau Saturday, April 20 Norwegian Getaway Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 3:30 pm; Nassau Anthem of the Seas Inbound 5:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 3:00 pm; Kings Wharf Sunday, April 21 […]

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America

T.C.Cannon

  These days, one doesn’t have to venture uptown to take advantage of viewing world-class art. Lower Manhattan is a neighborhood where Keith Haring, Mark di Suvero, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Dubuffet and others are on display outdoors and free for the viewing. Add to this art-filled environment, a remarkable new show of painting, poetry and […]

Today in History April 15

Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln 450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France. 1755 – Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London. 1783 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War are ratified. […]

Today in History April 12

The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts 238 – Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide. 1204 – The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day. 1861 – American […]

The Weekend Calendar April 13,14

Titanic Memorial at South Street Seaport

SATURDAY 13 11AM Walking Tour: A Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party of 1774 Fraunces Tavern Museum Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions. Join licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, to envision New […]

Today in History April 11

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut 1713 – Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain – English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty 1775 – The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place. Records show that Anna Maria Schwiigel was the last legally executed person in Bavaria for the crime of believing in a competing […]

Today in History April 10

Walker Evans          'Love Before Breakfast'

Walker Evans          ‘Love Before Breakfast’ 1710 – The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain 1790 – Robert Gray is first American to circumnavigate the Earth 1841 – New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley 1849 – Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt; sold rights for $400 […]

EAGLE WATCH REPORT:

Bald Eagle

  Jack Padalino has been birdwatching for over 50 years.  One day spent birding with Jack can be an adventure opening up worlds most of us never, ever see. Over this past winter, there have been opportunities for Manhattanites to leave town and drive northwest to the point where New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania meet […]