Today in History February 12

Charles Darwin, English geologist and theorist

881 – Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor 1502 – Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India. 1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason. 1832 – Ecuador […]

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

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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 […]

February 11

Henry VIII

660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. AD 55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor. 1534 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of […]

Letters

An architect's rendering for the new Blockhouse Restaurant, proposed for publicly owned land beneath the FDR Drive.

To the editor: RE: “Being Vigilant about the View” (BroadsheetDAILY February 7) The “cart before the horse” or in this case the “liquor license before the building” approach is Howard Hughes’ newest tactic to purposefully obfuscate the checks and balances of new development. As the scheme goes, if one city agency approves a seemingly benign request […]

The Down Town Glee Club

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Male Singers Please Apply – The Down Town Glee Club – a male chorale founded more than ninety years ago, is searching for singers in all voice parts, to supplement our ranks for the annual Spring Concert, to be held on Thursday, May 9.   The concert –  Lost in the Stars – will celebrate the […]

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 […]

The Morning Walk

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Most mornings, the dogs of the Lower Lower East Side, (Pip, Ollie,  Jackson, Penny, Coco, Cosmo, Malish, Charlie, Maxie,  Buddha, Ziggy, Julia,  Louie, Capone, Nola, Zoey and Ralph) gather for a walk and bring their owners along. This has been going on for nearly twenty years. Michael Devereaux, long time downtown resident, seen here giving out treats on […]