Downtown Post NYC

"New York on Ice," an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, explores New York City's romance with ice skating. Some of the earliest ice skating on record in the city took place in Lower Manhattan in the 17th century. The exhibition opened on Dec. 20, 2017 and runs through April 15, 2018. Place: 1220 Fifth Ave. The museum is open daily. For more information, click here. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)


March 24: Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is encouraging students in Manhattan to participate in this coming Saturday's "March for Our Lives" demonstrations in Washington, DC and New York, and will be sponsoring a bus to Washington, DC for her Young Leaders of Manhattan youth council and other students seeking to participate. Last week, Brewer greeted hundreds of students from Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering who marched to her office and then to the Harlem State Office Building as part of the National Student Walkout Against Gun Violence. The Columbia Secondary students' protest, like many at schools around the city, was organized and led entirely by student leaders. On March 24, Brewer will join demonstrators in New York at the March for Our Lives event, which is scheduled to start near West 72nd Street and Central Park West at approximately 11 a.m. Brewer will greet students traveling on the Young Leaders of Manhattan bus to Washington, DC when it departs that morning, at approximately 5:45 a.m.
The Young Leaders of Manhattan bus is currently full but still accepting new registrants to a waitlist. Students under the age of 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to travel to Washington, DC with the Young Leaders of Manhattan group. To sign up for the waitlist, click here.

March 24: Corey Johnson, the Speaker of the New York City Council, has posted the following information: Please join me and the New York City Council in the March for Our Lives this Saturday, March 24 in New York City. The march is one of hundreds taking place that day around the country as the students and families of March for Our Lives take to the streets to demand action on gun violence in the aftermath of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO MARCH WITH THE CITY COUNCIL
We will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. at 75th Street and Columbus Avenue (NW corner) in Manhattan and then departing from there at 10:30 a.m. to join the rally/march.
Council staff will be holding signs that say "March with the New York City Council" to help make it easier for folks to spot us. 
Click here to RSVP or by phone to 212-482-4120.

March 22: Tribal Justice. The National Museum of the American Indian presents a film about two Native judges, Abby Abinanti (Yurok) and Claudette C. White (Quechan), who look to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, the judges are modeling restorative systems that work, and mainstream courts across the country are beginning to take notice. Directed by Anne Makepeace. The screening, with a welcome introduction by Makepeace, will be followed by a discussion with Kevin Gover (Pawnee), director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and White. Place: National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green. Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. To see a trailer for "Tribal Justice," click here.

March 25: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) and the Museum of Jewish Heritage present Pop-Up Passover, with old and new Passover traditions for children and parents. The celebration will feature opportunities for children to create crafts for the Seder table, a child-friendly cooking demonstration, klezmer music, scavenger hunts, and a children’s performance - “The Matzah Ball Fairy” - adapted from a story from the PJ Library collect. Place: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets: $10; free for children and grandchildren of members of NYTF and MJH. For tickets, click here or call (646) 437-4202.

An exhibition, "Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross" is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  Ross, a professional photographer, was confined to the Lodz ghetto in 1940 and put to work by the Nazis recording those aspects of the ghetto that served their purposes. But, at great danger to himself, Ross also recorded life in the ghetto, including starvation and deportations. When the ghetto was being liquidated in 1944,  believing he would not survive, Ross buried 6,000 of his negatives as a testimony to what had happened, hoping that someone, someday would find them. As it turned out, he and his wife survived the war and returned in March 1945 to dig up what he had buried. Almost 3,000 of the negatives had survived. The exhibition runs through June 24, 2018. Place: 36 Battery Place. The museum is open Sunday through Friday afternoon. Admission: $12; $10 (seniors); $7 (students); free (museum members and children 12 and younger). For more information, click here.

“Manifestipi” in the National Museum of the American Indian’s first-floor Diker Pavilion opened on Feb. 3  in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition “Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound.” The “Manifestipi” installation features five frosted Plexiglas tipis, each eight feet high, set against a background of video projections depicting Native images. "Manifestipi" closes March 25. Place: 1 Bowling Green. The NMAI is open daily. Free. For more information, click here.

"If You See Something, Say Something"
New Yorkers are reminded to stay alert to their surroundings, and to report any suspicious activity. Reports can be made to the Counter Terrorism Center at the New York State Intelligence Center via its terrorism tip line: (866) SAFENYS (866-723-3697); or by email:

New Yorkers can also download the See Something, Send Something app on your smartphone to inform authorities of a potential threat. Go to for more information.

Weather Information: For the latest weather information, go to

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

Free subscriptions

Click here.

Kudos from our readers:

"You always have information that I do not see anywhere else. And it is useful info! Thank you."

"Downtown Post is an extremely valuable publication in our Downtown Community. There is much to be learned here that is not available anywhere else."

"How needed your new on-line newspaper is. It is professional and informative. I look forward to reading every issue."

"A pleasure to read. Like I am there! Great pictures as well."

"I so enjoy the paper and pass it along frequently. Thank you for your hard work."

"Excellent publication."

"I just want to say I much I look forward to each issue of the new Downtown Post. The articles are informative and the photos are the best."

Read about Downtown Post NYC

in the Alliance for Downtown New York's blog. Click here.

Links to recent issues

Downtown Post NYC is emailed to subscribers, however, if you missed a recent emailed issue, here are some links:

Feb. 15, 2018 Volume 5, No. 3

* Letter from the editor: How to support local news   
* Governors Island to offer overnight camping this season
* Bits & Bytes: Deal for 23 Wall St. falls through; $59 million penthouse on the market 
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Free winter break museum admission; Tribeca Meet & Greet
* Downtown Arts: Battery Park City Parks' annual art exhibition opens
* Calendar: February - Spotlight: Pipe Organ Inauguration Festival at St. Paul's Chapel

Feb. 25, 2018 Volume 5, No. 4

* Letter from the editor: Black History in Lower Manhattan
* Fate of New Market Building continues to pit EDC against the community and pols
* Downtown Alliance offers Digital Innovation Grant of $10,000
* Bits & Bytes: 3 World Trade Center near completion; Tribeca development sites
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Sailing instruction for kids and teens; Literary evenings
* Downtown Arts: Newly installed pipe organ debuts at St. Paul's Chapel
* Calendar: February - Spotlight: Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

March 5, 2018 Volume 5, No. 5

* Letter from the editor: Remembering the Ladies of Lower Manhattan
* The Battery Park City Authority as seen by its new president, Benjamin 'BJ' Jones  
* Bits & Bytes: Harry's reopens after update; Chef Carmellini signs on at Pier 17
* Downtown Bulletin Board: New hours for City's archives; Fundraising for Puerto Rico
* Calendar: March - Remember the ladies

March 17, Volume 5, No. 6

* Letter from the editor: Real News 
* East River helicopter tragedy draws ire and a new FAA directive 
* Tribeca Film Festival's Movies of the Moment: Documentaries that reflect headline news
 * Tribeca Film Festival announces schedule for 2018 and offers package pricing 
* Bits & Bytes: Trouble at 56 Leonard St.; Remembering Emily Roebling
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Battery Park City Parks usage survey; Brain and heart health
* Letter to the editor: Economic Development Corp. starts New Market Building demolition
* Calendar: March - Kurt Weill's 'Zaubernacht' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Don't miss another issue of Downtown Post NYC! Click here to subscribe.
Subscriptions are free.

News and events in lower Manhattan



Downtown Post NYC is a free newsletter about lower Manhattan that is emailed to subscribers two days a week. 

It covers history, architecture, politics, parks, real estate, museums, the marine environment, restaurants, shops and the people of lower Manhattan.  

Sign up here and it will be emailed to you two days a week.

If you are already a subscriber to Downtown Post NYC, please share it and ask those you know to subscribe.

If you have comments or questions, email

Terese Loeb Kreuzer

Editor, Downtown Post NYC

A scene from Kurt Weill’s "Zaubernacht" (Magic Night), a dance and chamber music work, as performed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage by the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gary Fagin with

choreography by Jody Oberfelder.  For more about "Zaubernacht,"click here. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)    

Your ad here

Phone (212) 807-7509 for more information

David K. Spencer

Tax Lawyer

Phone: (212) 858-9855

Click here for

more information

On Feb. 19, Julian Wachner, director of music and the arts at Trinity Wall Street, introduced a recital by Peter Sykes on the newly installed Noack organ in St. Paul’s Chapel. St. Paul’s, at Broadway and Fulton Streets, dates from 1766 and is a New York City landmark. The Pipe Organ Inauguration Festival ran from Feb. 19 to Feb. 24, with one or two performances daily. The Festival has been followed by a series of weekly recitals on Fridays at 1 p.m. featuring New York's leading organists. "Pipes at One" began on March 2 and runs through June 8. For more information, click here. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York’s 10th Congressional District) and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer entering the NYU Kimmel Center for a Town Hall meeting on Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)