The Madding Crowd

Financial District

While a spate of recent media stories have heralded newly published statistics from the federal Census Bureau, indicating that both New York City and the State have recently declined slightly in population, Lower Manhattan appears to be bucking this trends. The Census data shows that New York lost more population than an other state in […]

Today in History

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare 1597 – William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance. 1635 – Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded 1838 – English steamship “Great Western” crosses the Atlantic and docks in NYC 1861 – Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate […]

Today’s Calendar

Albany Street and West Street

2PM Meeting of the Members of the  Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority 200 Liberty Street, 24th floor Click here for the Agenda The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be scheduled at a time on the agenda determined by the chairman. 6PM CB 1 Monthly Meeting Blue School  241 […]

The Gold Standard

Two Gold Street after Hurricane Sandy

Two Gold Street after Hurricane Sandy A lawsuit filed by a group of tenants in two adjoining Financial District apartment buildings, arising from harm they suffered in the wake of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, has been dismissed by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court. The rental buildings, at Two Gold Street and […]

Today in History

Julius Robert Oppenheimer
"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears it is true."

Julius Robert Oppenheimer “The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.  The pessimist fears it is true.” 1145 – 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet 1370 – Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris 1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claims it for Portugal 1692 – Edward Bishop is […]

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The crowds and flowers at City Hall

The crowds and flowers at City Hall   3PM Love Thy Neighbor Tour Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Join us for the Love Thy Neighbor tour, an hour-long tour that discusses the stories of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in the United States using unique artifacts from […]

Towering Concerns

Lower Manhattan from the FDR

Community leaders fear that the number of apartments contained in a building this large could overwhelm local infrastructure – particularly schools. The on-again/off-again skyscraper proposed for 80 South Street, in the Seaport District may be on again. In a story first reported by online development newsletter New York YIMBY, renderings have surfaced that indicate a […]

Parking or Parks?

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase.

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase. Community Board 1 (CB1) is lobbying to recover for public use multiple acres of taxpayer-owned land that the City has monetized for decades as parking facilities. The space at issue is […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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