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​July 23: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for New York City midnight tonight until 11 a.m., 7/24. Excessive runoff from rainfall may cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, as well as any other drainage areas and low-lying spots.  If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1. For the latest weather information,go to

July 23: See the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's rousing production of "Amerike: The Golden Land" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. With songs and stories, the Broadway-worthy cast recaps the immigrant journey of Jews who fled Russia and Poland in the late 19th century to seek a new life in the United States. Also,  July 24. Place: 36 Battery Place. Tickets: $35 to $60. For more information, click here.

July: The Whitney Museum of American Art will be open to the public seven days a week during the months of July and August. Ordinarily closed on Tuesdays, the Museum will be open during these summer months from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Extended hours on Friday and Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., continue, and Friday evenings are pay-what-you-wish from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Place: 99 Gansevoort St. (between Washington and West Streets). For more information, click here.

Free kayaking! The Downtown Boathouse on Hudson River Pier 26 has opened for the season.  The usual hours are: Weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 14. Free public kayaking classes at Pier 26 onWednesdays  at 6 p.m.  A Governors Island kayaking location will be open most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 16.  For more information, click here.

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AlliedBarton, a private security firm, patrols Battery Park City. To reach AlliedBarton,  call (212) 945-SAFE (7233). The Battery Park City Command Center is located at the Verdesian at 211 North End Ave. In case of emergencies, call 911.