The Lower Manhattan Lonely Hearts Club

Droves of young single people (shown here at the Dead Rabbit bar in the Financial District) live, work, and spend what they earn in Lower Manhattan, according to a new study.

A new analysis from an online real estate database company, StreetEasy, finds that Downtown exerts a gravitational tug on young professionals who live alone, and who pay a hefty “singles tax” as a result. The study by Nancy Wu, an economic data analyst for StreetEasy, indicates that singles living by themselves tend to reside in […]

Valentine Workshop


Every year for the past 15 years, Battery Park City Parks has hosted a Valentine Workshop. It’s a popular draw, featuring fancy paper, glitter, doilies, dried rosebuds, a fair amount of imagination and, of course, lots of love. This year, according to Doug Van Horn of Battery Park City Parks, more than one hundred people attended-families and […]

Sovereign Immunity


City Council member Margaret Chin is joining with a coalition of colleagues to fight the rampant abuse of parking placards — municipal credentials that allow a vehicle to occupy a curbside space that would otherwise be illegal. Along with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and three other members of the City legislature, she is co-sponsoring […]

‘Is Everybody Going to Get Pushed Out?’

Battery Park City and Lower Manhattan

Tonight (Wednesday, February 13), the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) will host its first Open Community Meeting of 2019. The meeting, which begins at 6:00 pm, will be held at Six River Terrace (opposite the Irish Hunger Memorial and next to Le Pain Quotidien restaurant). Admission is free, and no R.S.V.P. is necessary. One topic […]

Today’s Calendar February 12

February 12 6PM Youth & Education Committee Community Board 1-Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Rm 2202A-North CHECK CB1’s WEBSITE FOR WEATHER RELATED NOTICES AGENDA 1) Request for additional crossing guards or traffic agents at Chambers Street for PS289 – Report 2) Eye to Eye Mentorship Program – Presentation by David Badillo, Associate Director of Partnerships and Growth 3) Request […]

Our Crowd


Lower Manhattan’s gravitational tug on new residents, tourists, and corporations continues unabated, according to a new report from the Downtown Alliance: “Lower Manhattan Real Estate Year in Review: 2018.” Among its findings is that the equivalent of one out of every 25 Americans visited Lower Manhattan in in the year that just ended, with the […]

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Sprucing Up the Sandbox

The playground in Rockefeller Park will soon undergo a $1.5-million rehabilitation.

The Rockefeller Park playground, in northern Battery Park City, will be undergoing a $1.5-million, 18-month upgrade, beginning this spring. At the January 29 meeting of the board of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), Gwen Dawson, the agency’s vice president for real property, described the playground as, “one of the more beloved features of Battery […]

Statuary in Motion

Double Check 2019

Double Check, the bronze statue of a busy executive that has resided since 1982 in Zuccotti Park, has moved across the street, and is now perched at the northwest corner of Broadway and Liberty Street. This is just one among many mobile pieces in Lower Manhattan’s inventory of public art.     Fearless Girl, the bronze […]