Curating an Artifact of the Unthinkable

The rail car was loaded onto a truck bound for Battery Park City
after its transatlantic voyage.

The rail car was loaded onto a truck bound for Battery Park City  after its transatlantic voyage. (Editor’s Note: The author, David Cohen, is a 36-year resident of Battery Park City and the co-founder of Masterpiece International, a firm based in Lower Manhattan that specializes in transporting fine art objects for most of the world’s […]

Today in History April 12

The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts 238 – Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide. 1204 – The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day. 1861 – American […]

The Weekend Calendar April 13,14

Titanic Memorial at South Street Seaport

SATURDAY 13 11AM Walking Tour: A Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party of 1774 Fraunces Tavern Museum Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions. Join licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, to envision New […]

Local Heroes

Community Board 1's Youth and Education Chair Tricia Joyce: "I was raised by a strong mother who was and is a great role model in this way. I hope to do the same for my daughters."

Local Heroes Manhattan Youth to Honor Downtown Education Supporters, Volunteers with Community Awards Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Chair Tricia Joyce: “I was raised by a strong mother who was and is a great role model in this way. I hope to do the same for my daughters.” Tonight (Thursday, April 11) Manhattan Youth […]

Today in History April 11

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut 1713 – Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain – English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty 1775 – The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place. Records show that Anna Maria Schwiigel was the last legally executed person in Bavaria for the crime of believing in a competing […]

A Remnant Remembered

City Council member Margaret Chin, flanked by Lower Manhattan Historical Society president James Kaplan (right),  presides over the co-naming of South William Street as "Mill Street Synagogue_Seixas Way."

City Council member Margaret Chin, flanked by Allen Millman, treasure of the LMHA (right),  presides over the co-naming of South William Street as “Mill Street Synagogue_Seixas Way.” City Council member Margaret Chin and community leaders gathered in the Financial District on Monday afternoon to commemorate the long-overlooked site of America’s first Jewish temple, the Mill […]

Today in History April 10

Walker Evans          'Love Before Breakfast'

Walker Evans          ‘Love Before Breakfast’ 1710 – The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain 1790 – Robert Gray is first American to circumnavigate the Earth 1841 – New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley 1849 – Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt; sold rights for $400 […]

EAGLE WATCH REPORT:

Bald Eagle

  Jack Padalino has been birdwatching for over 50 years.  One day spent birding with Jack can be an adventure opening up worlds most of us never, ever see. Over this past winter, there have been opportunities for Manhattanites to leave town and drive northwest to the point where New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania meet […]

Today’s Calendar April 10

The Oculus

6PM Community Board 1 Licensing & Permits Committee DCAS Pre-Bid Room 1 Centre Street, 18th Floor – Northside  The  business of this meeting is to process the applications for renewal, upgrade, corporate change, minor alteration or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses and also sidewalk café permits and recurring street closure permits. Additional […]

Passion Play

Pace University’s Schimmel Center will present “Dark of the Moon,” a classic American drama staged by students at Pace’s School of Performing Arts, from Wednesday, April 10 through Sunday, April 14. Telling the story of a witch boy who falls so deeply in love with a beautiful (but mortal) girl that he seeks to become […]

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