BroadsheetDAILY May 17, 2019

Lower Manhattan’s Local News
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Dine Is the Kingdom

All’s Fare When It Comes to Street Eats That Can’t Be Beat at a Duo of Outdoor Nosh-Fests

A Quarter of a Century of Great Taste, the popular Taste of Tribeca food festival, now 25 years young, returns to Greenwich Street on Saturday

Two annual food-apaloozas that have become rites of spring for Lower Manhattan residents are on the menu in the next few days.

Tomorrow, (Saturday, May 18) will mark the 25th anniversary of Taste of Tribeca, the outdoor food fair that raises money for two beloved local public schools: P.S. 234 and P.S. 150.

Come to Duane Street (between Greenwich and Hudson Streets), from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, for gastronomic wonders from 60 of Tribeca’s top chefs and restaurants — including seven that have been participating since 1994: Bouley, Bubby’s Tribeca, Duane Park Patisserie, Gigino Trattoria, the Odeon, Tribeca Grill, and Walker’s.

There will also be live entertainment at the Soundstage (on Greenwich Street, near Harrison Street), with music produced by City Winery. The line-up includes renowned jazz banjoist and vocalist Cynthia Sayer (at noon and 1:00 pm), a recital by students from Tribeca’s Church Street School of Music and Art at 12:40 pm, and a performance by hometown favorites, TriBattery Pops at 2:00 pm.

Children will be wowed by entertainment, who will also benefit because Taste of Tribeca raises funds for two highly regarded local schools, P.S. 234 and P.S. 150.
There will also be diversions of the non-culinary variety at the Kids Zone(located in Duane Park) where arts and crafts, boards games, and robotics demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day.

At the Family Zone (on Greenwich Street, near Duane Streets), Léman Manhattan Preparatory School will offer STEAM and robotics projects, spring art activities (including face painting and tote bag design), and tastings of spring vegetables from the school’s Culinary Team. And the Sports Zone (on Greenwich Street, near Harrison Street) will feature clay-making and sports-themed carnival games for young athletes, compliments of Manhattan Youth.

Older guests may want to step away from the festival grounds to visit some of the five participating wine stores, along with eight restaurants and bars, all of which are offering beer, wine, and cider tastings and tours as part of the event.

Tickets for Taste of Tribeca, which are priced at $45 in advance and $55 on the day of the event, get you six tastes and two pours on the Beer & Cider Tour, and are on sale now online. (No ticket is needed for the wine tastings.) For more information (including a complete list of participating restaurants, wine shops, and bars) or to purchase tickets, please browse: www.tasteoftribeca.com

More than 35 Lower Manhattan restaurants will participate in Tuesday’s Dine Around Downtown event on Fosun Plaza,  at 28 Liberty Street.

On Tuesday (May 21), another bite-sized bacchanal will take place when the 18th annual Dine Around Downtown festival returns to Fosun Plaza, the 1.5 acre, open-air deck at 28 Liberty Street (the building formerly known as One Chase Plaza), from 11:00 am, to 3:00 pm.

Dine Around guests will be regaled by music from the All Stars band_ presented by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

More than 35 of Lower Manhattan’s most popular eateries (including Adrienne’s Pizza Bar, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Capital Grille, Delmonico’s, Eataly, Mad Dog & Beans, Manhatta, and Temple Court) will be serving up their best, priced from $3 to $7 per sample.

While you eat, enjoy free musical entertainment from the the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars. Dine Around Downtown is also a zero-waste event, and is presented by Fosun and the Downtown Alliance, as part of their observance of the International Day of Families.

For more information, please browse: www.downtownny.com/dinearound
The Weekend Calendar
May 17, 18, 19
FRIDAY MAY 17
12NOON
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office;  Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. One Bowling Green
1PM
Pipes at One
St. Paul’s Chapel
Pipes at One concerts feature the celebrated three-manual Noack organ that was inaugurated in the spring of 2018. Today, listen to Avi Stein, Associate Organist and Chorusmaster
7PM
Sunset Singing Circle
Battery Park City Parks
Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing.
SATURDAY MAY 18
10AM
Drawing in the Park
Battery Park City Parks
Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/ educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided. Wagner Park. http://bpcparks.org/events/2019-05/
10:30AM
Sidewalk Tower
Skyscraper Museum
What ways do we use skyscrapers? What is a multi-use building? Children will work together to draw the largest skyscraper they can on the sidewalk with chalk, illustrating how the skyscraper is being use on the different floors. All Ages. RSVP required. 39 Battery Place. $5
11:30AM-3PM
Taste of Tribeca
Duane Street, between Greenwich and Hudson Streets
Mark the 25th anniversary of Taste of Tribeca, the outdoor food fair that raises money for two beloved local public schools: P.S. 234 and P.S. 150.
Gastronomic wonders from 60 of Tribeca’s top chefs and restaurants — including seven that have been participating since 1994: Bouley, Bubby’s Tribeca, Duane Park Patisserie, Gigino Trattoria, the Odeon, Tribeca Grill, and Walker’s.Tickets are priced at $45 in advance and $55 on the day of the event, get your six tastes and two pours on the Beer & Cider Tour, and are on sale now online.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please browse: www.tasteoftribeca.com
1-4PM
Exploring Art + Technology Lab Andean Textiles
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Inspired by Native science and technology, Exploring Art + Technology Labs are hands-on workshops focused on Indigenous innovations. Recommended for ages 9 and up. One Bowling Green.
7:30PM
Made in New York Jazz Competition 6th Annual Jazz Gala
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Featuring legendary drummer Al Foster who played with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and many more. Also featuring John Lee, Bobby Sanabria, and Alex Sipiagin’s NYU Jazz Ensemble. Plus special guest Alex Norris. 199 Chambers Street. $45, $55
SUNDAY MAY 19
7:30AM
Summer Loving 5K and 10K
Trust for Governors Island
Runs of one loop or two of Governors Island.https://govisland.com/things-to-do/events/nycruns-summer-loving-5k-10k-1  $35-60
10:30AM
“New Families, New Traditions”
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Musical group Yellow Sneaker and their puppet pals host a musical family program that bridges connections to Jewish culture and traditions. For ages newborn to 4. 36 Battery Place.
12-4PM
THE HAPPENING
Church Street School for Music and Art’s 8th Annual Family Block Party
Pony rides, classic carnival games, art projects, live musical performances with special guest Suzi Shelton, food, drinks and more!  41 White Street
2PM
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Tour the home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office;  Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino.
4PM
“The Life of Wen Yiduo as a Patriot, a Poet and a Scholar”
China Institute
To mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Wen Yiduo, the Renwen Society at China Institute presents a lecture by Mr. Wen Liming, his grandson, on the prominent poet, scholar and student representative in the May 4 Movement.
Wen Yiduo received his college education at Tsinghua University, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Colorado and New York Academy of Art.  Returning to China in 1925, he was a professor at Beijing Art Academy among others. He joined the China Democratic League in 1944 and served as a member of the Central Executive Committee. He was assassinated in 1946 by Kuomintang’s agents in Kunming.   FREE  40 Rector Street.
Poor Quay?

Hudson River Park Trust Seeks Development on Pier 40

The 14-acre former cruise ship terminal situated along the Hudson River waterfront, near West Houston Street.
The Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), in collaboration with local elected officials, is seeking to revise its enabling legislation to allow for commercial development at Pier 40.
“The major issue is that there need to be changes to the legislation that created the Hudson River Park, because Pier 40 is sinking,” explained Anthony Notaro, chair of Community Board 1 (CB1) at an April 26 meeting.
Matthew Fenton
Tragedy Compounded by Delay

Renewed Concerns about Emergency Response Time in Lower Manhattan

May 10 at West and Murray Streets: Pedestrian Sarah Chan is run over with enough force to sever her foot.
“When I got the 911 operator on the phone, she transferred me to another operator, who asked for the location of the accident. I explained that we were in front of 325 South End Avenue, in Manhattan. But this operator kept repeating that help was on the way to 32 South Street in Brooklyn. I kept telling her this was incorrect, but she kept repeating ‘South Street in Brooklyn.’ Then she said they would call me back.”
A new study documents that response times for 911 calls are slower in the First Precinct, which covers Lower Manhattan, than in any other district south of Midtown (an area that comprises seven NYPD commands) and the third-slowest overall in Manhattan.
Matthew Fenton
Battery Park City Residents, Partners & Friends:
The Battery Park City Authority has engaged 100 Resilient Cities, a program supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, to create the Authority’s first-ever strategic plan.
Using resilience as a lens, BPCA and 100 Resilient Cities will use our most recent Parks User Count and Study, community input from public meetings, and many other inputs to develop an action plan designed to ensure we’re addressing Battery Park City’s needs comprehensively and strategically.
 As part of this ongoing outreach, we are also soliciting public input through the following brief survey, which will be available until May 26.
 We invite you to please take a few minutes to  complete it.
Thank you in advance for your input. We look forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely-
Nicholas T. Sbordone
Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs
Today in History
May 17
Shawn Nelson steals a tank from a military installation and goes on a rampage in San Diego resulting in a 25-minute police chase.
 Click to watch a few minutes of madness.
1536 – The annulment of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage.
1673 – Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: Continental Congress bans trade with Quebec
1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement.
1808 – Napoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.
1849 – A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
1939 – The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States’ first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
1954 – The Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
1970 – Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
1973 – Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.
1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world’s largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer’sFreedom of Information Act request.
1990 – The General Assembly of the World Health Organization eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
1995 – Shawn Nelson steals a tank from a military installation and goes on a rampage in San Diego resulting in a 25-minute police chase. Nelson is killed by an officer after the tank got stuck on a concrete barrier and tried to break free.
2004 – The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.
Births
1732 – Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1817)
1882 – Karl Burman, Estonian architect and painter (d. 1965)
1912 – Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (d. 2004)
1922 – Jean Rédélé, French race car driver, founded Alpine (d. 2007)
Cass Gilbert

1936 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)

1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
Deaths
290 – Emperor Wu of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 236)
1510 – Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (b. 1445)
1886 – John Deere, American blacksmith and businessman, founded the Deere & Company (b. 1804)
1934 – Cass Gilbert, American architect responsible for 90 West Street, the Woolworth Buildings, the Custom House, and other buildings of note in Lower Manhattan (b. 1859)
2004 – Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)
This information was culled from various internet sources, including Wikipedia, the New York Times and other special interest sites.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COMMISSION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 3 PM
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, Borough of Manhattan
New York, NY 10007
The Civic Engagement Commission will hold its first public meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm at The David N. Dinkins Municipal Building – 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
In November 2018, New York City voters approved Charter revisions that established the New York City Civic Engagement Commission, which can be found in Chapter 76 of the New York City Charter. The Commission’s purpose is to enhance civic participation through a variety of initiatives, including participatory budgeting, expanded poll site interpretation and assistance to community boards.
For more information about the Commission please visit the Commission’s website.

The meeting is open to the public. Because this is a public meeting and not a public hearing, the public will have the opportunity to observe the Commission’s discussions, but not testify before it.

What if I need assistance to participate in the meeting? The meeting location is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Free induction loop systems and ASL interpreters will be available upon request. Free interpretation services will be available in Spanish and other languages upon request. Please make any such requests or other accessibility requests by 2:00 pm no later than Thursday, May 16, 2019 by emailing civicengagement@cityhall.nyc.gov or calling (212) 676-4939.

Jose Bayona
Director of Community & Ethnic Media
Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio
RiverWatch
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Cruise Ships in the Harbor

Norwegian Jade leaving Brooklyn as
Norwegian Escape passes under the Verrazzano Bridge
May 17
Adventure of the Seas
5:30 am Bayonne 3:00 pm Bermuda/Bahamas
May 18
Anthem of the Seas
 6:30 am Bayonne 4:00 pm Bermuda
Norwegian Dawn
 7:15 am 4:30 pm Canadian Maritimes
May 19
Celebrity Summit
7:30 am Bayonne 4:00 pm Bermuda
Norwegian Escape
 6:15 am 4:30 pm Bermuda
May 23
 Anthem of the Seas
 6:30 am Bayonne 4:00 pm Bermuda/Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Sunrise
 6:15 am 4:30 pm Bermuda
May 24
 Queen Mary 2
 6:00 am Brooklyn 5:00 pm Transatlantic
Many ships pass Lower Manhattan on their way to and from the midtown Passenger Ship Terminal.  Others may be seen on their way to or from docks in Brooklyn and Bayonne.
 Stated times, when appropriate, are for passing the Colgate Clock and are based on sighting  histories, published schedules and intuition. They are also subject to tides, fog, winds, freak waves, hurricanes and the whims of upper management.
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We sell donor signage to non-profits, 
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Our office is located in FIDI.
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Situation Wanted:
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Able to prepare nutritious meals and light housekeeping
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 NOTARY PUBLIC IN BPC 
 $2 per notarized signature
 Text Paula at 917-836-8802
 CLEANING SERVICES 
 Dishes, windows, floors, laundry, bathrooms.

 You name it – I will clean it.

Call Elle at 929-600-4520
 IT AND SECURITY SUPPORT
 Experienced IT technician.  Expertise in 1-on-1 tutoring for all ages.Computer upgrading & troubleshooting.
 Knowledgeable in all software programs. James Kierstead james.f.kierstead@gmail.com 347-933-1362. Refs available
 ELDER COMPANION
 Experienced with BPC residents. Available nights, days, and weekends. Will cook, clean and administer medicine on time. Speaks French and English. Can start immediately. Please call or text 929-600-4520.
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