Brownfield Brouhaha

250 Water Street Parking Lot

The parking lot at 250 Water Street, which has been found to contain significant buried contamination, including mercury, lead, petroleum, polychlorinated biphenyls, and chlorinated solvents. The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) will host a Community Meeting tonight (Monday, March 25) to discuss the planned remediation of the “brownfield” at 250 Water Street. All interested members of the public […]

Arrivals & Departures

Norwegian ESCAPE outbound for sea

Norwegian ESCAPE outbound for sea Thursday, March 28 Norwegian Gem Inbound 9:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Boston Saturday, March 30 Anthem of the Seas Inbound 5:30 am (Bayonne); outbound 3:00 pm; CocoCay Sunday, March 31 Norwegian Escape Inbound 7:15 am; outbound 3:30 pm; Nassau Thursday, April 4 Marina Inbound 11:15 am; outbound 6:30 pm; Transatlantic […]

Hunger for Change

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  Students at Léman Manhattan Prep, an independent school in the Financial District, recently set themselves a lofty goal: packing 27,000 meals for hungry and homeless recipients in just two hours. On March 6, in the space of just 120 minutes, a team of more than 100 students gathered together to pack life-saving meals. The […]

Safeguarding the Sod

The Battery Park City ball fields were largely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but expedited repair work allowed them to reopen the following spring.

The Battery Park City ball fields were largely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but expedited repair work allowed them to reopen the following spring. Tonight (Thursday, March 21), the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) and Community Board 1 (CB1) will co-host a public meeting to review resiliency plans for the ball fields in Battery […]

MARCH 21

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MARCH 21 7-8PM BPC Running Club Battery Park City Parks Start with warm-up exercises before jogging the 2.4 miles down and back along the length of the Battery Park City Esplanade.  Parks Programming Leaders guide the warm-up and cool-down and ensure a favorable pace for all participants.  Meets inside the Community Center at Stuyvesant High […]

Seeking Safe Haven

City Council member Margaret Chin: "Fair and equitable housing calls for all neighborhoods in our City to participate in alleviating this crisis. I urge the Commission to approve this project so that the work of helping the New Yorkers who need it most can begin."

City Council member Margaret Chin: “Fair and equitable housing calls for all neighborhoods in our City to participate in alleviating this crisis. I urge the Commission to approve this project so that the work of helping the New Yorkers who need it most can begin.” City Council member Margaret Chin testified before the City Planning […]

New Market, Soon-To-Be Old Waterfront?

The New Market Building in the South Street Seaport, which preservationists want saved, the City wants demolished, and CB1 wants set aside as the site for new civic amenities.

The New Market Building in the South Street Seaport, which preservationists want saved, the City wants demolished, and CB1 wants set said as the site for new civic amenities. Local leaders are beginning to incubate ideas about what to do with the site of the New Market Building, the historic 1939 structure in the South […]

Local Playwright Presents CRADLE

Jean Grillo

Jean Grillo, a Tribeca resident for the last few decades, has been a neighborhood activist, a member of the Community Board, a founder of the post-911 Tribeca CERT.  She also served as the elected Democratic District Leader from 2005-2015. She’s active with the Tribeca Alliance Partnership, a group supporting small local businesses, and she writes. Jean […]

This Week’s Calendar of Downtown Events

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MARCH 19 7PM Let My People Go: Lessons We Learned From The Soviet Jewry Movement Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Panel discussion with leading figures of the grassroots Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry will speak about how a small group of young students and activists successfully helped rescue a […]

EYES TO THE SKY March 18 – 31, 2019

The seasons result from the Earth's rotational axis tilting 23.5 degrees out of perpendicular to the ecliptic - or Earth's orbital plane

The seasons result from the Earth’s rotational axis tilting 23.5 degrees out of perpendicular to the ecliptic – or Earth’s orbital plane Everyday movements of the planets, stars, moon and Sun, through day and night, are “aha” moments when we remark the changes of the positions of celestial bodies in the sky and in relation […]