On what was once a gravel pit on the east side of Governors Island, a campsite called Collective Retreats has just opened, offering overnight accommodations in 37 tents plus gourmet meals. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2018)
Jake Johnson in the newly expanded store of the National Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green. He is standing next to a feather sculpture by John Marston, a member of the Coast Salish nation. The store sells jewelry, pottery, baskets, sculpture, rugs, books and CDs and a variety of items for children. Around three-quarters of the items in the store are handmade and are one of a kind. The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily. Admission is free. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2018)
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The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbine has announced that its production of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Yiddish at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City has proven so popular that the run has been extended through Dec. 30, 2018. For Downtown Post NYC's review of the production plus some additional photographs, click here. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased by calling (866) 811-4111 or by clicking here.
On Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. there will be a special event to mark the 104th show – celebrating NYTF’s 104th season. It will include a champagne and dessert reception. Tickets for that show start at $95.
Directed by Academy Award-and-Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof has received universal positive praise from critics, including landing a place as a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick.”
The Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof is based on the Tevye the Dairyman vignettes by Sholem Aleichem and was translated by Shraga Friedman. Tony Award-winning Fiddler lyricist Sheldon Harnick and producer/director Harold Prince have been consulting with NYTF on the production.
Ceremonial vessels are part of an exhibition entitled “Taino: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean” at the National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green. Across the Caribbean, an increasing number of individuals, families, and organizations are affirming their Native ancestry and identifying themselves as Taíno. Over the past 40 years, a diverse Taíno movement has challenged the prevalent belief that Native peoples became extinct shortly after European colonization in the Greater Antilles. The movement is spurring a regeneration of indigenous identity within the racially mixed and culturally blended societies of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, as well as in other areas of the Caribbean. The exhibition is on view through October 2019. For more information, click here. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2018)
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Bear Mountain Bridge as seen during a six-day excursion from Manhattan to Waterford, N.Y. and back aboard the retired fireboat, John J. Harvey. For more information about the John J. Harvey, click here. For more about the Hudson River trip to Waterford, N.Y. and back, click here.
(Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2018)
Renuka Pinto, an Australian trained physical therapist with over 18 years experience, is now offering "quality care at an affordable price" at her new location, 915 Broadway, Suite 1106. She is a sports and spine specialist using technology, intensive hands-on therapy and custom-based exercise to help patients meet their needs. A mother of three, she offers specialized services to pregnant and post-partum women to help them achieve their individual goals.
Krishna, a volunteer at the River Project’s Wetlab on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, tells a young visitor about a Hudson River inhabitant called the oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau) that uses its strong jaws and teeth to crack open oyster shells. The River Project's Wetlab is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Place: Pier 40 (on the Hudson River at Houston Street). (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2018)
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. For news about elected officials representing Lower Manhattan, click here. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Oct. 20: Taste of the Seaport brings tastings from more than 40 restaurants to Piers 16 and 17 in the South Street Seaport. In addition, there will be wine, beer, musical entertainment and children's activities. The proceeds benefit two local public schools, PS 343, the Peck Slip School and PS 397, the Spruce Street School. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets start at $35 for five tastings. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Oct. 21: Among this year's Archtober events, "Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport," is a walking tour sponsored by the South Street Seaport Museum. Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. The tour shows where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, timetables, and posters, and points out the typography of the remaining signage on these historic buildings. Wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Tour meets at Bowne Printers, 209 Water Street. Time: 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 with discounts for South Street Seaport Museum member. For tickets, click here.
Through January 2019: SKYLINE is the exhibition currently on view at the Skyscraper Museum. The exhibition attempts, for the first time, to simplify and organize New York's nearly 150 years of skyline development into five significant periods in which buildings take characteristic forms shaped by economic, technological, and regulatory factors. Place: 39 Battery Place. For more information, click here.
The Downtown Alliance's free Connection bus service is again stopping at the places near The Battery that it bypassed during the summer in order to discourage aggressive ticket sellers from steering tourists who wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty onto the Connection bus with the expectation that it would take them to a harbor cruise that would stop on Liberty Island. (The only service that actually stops on Liberty Island is Statue Cruises, with tickets that can be purchased at Castle Clinton in The Battery. All other cruise services just give passengers a look at the Statue of Liberty from the boat.)
Tribeca Film Festival: The Downtown Post NYC website has a section devoted to the Tribeca Film Festival with articles on some of the films shown in the festival and with director interviews. Read about films shot in New York City, about a film called "Time for Ilhan" that concerns a Somali immigrant's successful campaign for the Minnesota House of Representatives, and about the film festival's "Movies of the Moment" including an interview with the directors of a film called "LA92" centering on race riots that took place in Los Angeles in 1992 when the directors of the film were teenagers. Click here to see information about the 2018 award-winning films.
Governors Island is open daily. From Monday to Thursday, the hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Island is open until 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night. On Sundays, the Island is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ferries to and from Governors Island leave from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. and from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6. For ferry schedules and fees, click here.
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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
April 24, Volume 5, No. 7
* Letter from the editor: Lower Manhattan's Farm
* Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport prepares to open
* Tribeca Film Festival: Some New York stories
* Bits & Bytes: Willow tree pruning; Cortlandt St. subway station to reopen
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Perennial plant care workshop; Sailors Ball tickets
* Public art in Lower Manhattan: Poems for a rainy day
* Calendar: April - Battery bird walks
May 6, Volume 5, No. 8
* Letter from the editor: A Tale of Two Piers
* Newly formed Seaport Advisory Group hopes to end Seaport 'surprises'
* Governors Island opens for the 2018 season
* Bits & Bytes: Pier 40 piling repairs begin; Recommended Tribeca dining
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Community Convention; Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk
* Calendar: May - Summer in Battery Park City
May 23, Volume 5, No. 9
* Letter from the editor: How to Read the News
* Howard Hughes announces summer concert series and puts tickets on sale
* Bits & Bytes: Landlords win affordability case; Canal Street gentrifies
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Meet the Fishes; Free Fridays at South St. Seaport Museum
* Calendar: May - New York Harbor beckons
July 17, Volume 5, No. 10
* Letter from the editor: What happened at Federal Hall
* 'Fiddler on the Roof' in Yiddish at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
* Bits & Bytes: Record prices for Lower Manhattan penthouses
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Governors Island now open late on Fridays and Saturdays
* Calendar: July - Poetry
Aug. 3, Volume 5, No. 11
* Letter from the editor: Preventable Loss
* Kayakers and waders enjoy Brooklyn Bridge Beach on City of Water Day
* Pier 17 rooftop concert venue opens in the South Street Seaport
* Bits & Bytes: The River Project's humongous oyster; Massive jail for 80 Centre St.
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Culture Pass debuts; Free community paddle
* Letter to the editor: Pier 17 concerts create an audio nightmare
* Calendar: August - Battery Dance Festival
Aug. 18, Volume 5, No. 12
* Letter from the editor: New York's State Primary
* Battery Dance Festival concludes a week of free performances in Battery Park City
* Ticket hawkers cause Connection bus route change
* Tribeca Film Festival: 'Time for Ilhan' shows the political rise of a Muslim immigrant
* Bits & Bytes: El Chapo causes Brooklyn Bridge gridlock; Wigstock coming to Pier 17
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Mentoring for at-risk youth; adult ceramics classes
* Calendar: August - Museum of Jewish Heritage - 'Memory Unearthed'
Sept. 7, 2018, Volume 5, No. 13
* Letter from the editor: New York's State Primary
* New York State leads lawsuit to protect migrating birds
* September 11 commemorations in Lower Manhattan
* Bits & Bytes: Charter revision proposals; Downtown hotel developer sues neighbor
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Open House New York seeks volunteers; New ferry service
* Calendar: September - Battery Park City Authority fall calendar
Sept. 13, 2018, Volume 5, No. 14
* Letter from the editor: Today, Sept. 13, is New York's State Primary
* Stolen Renoir painting is returned to its owner at Museum of Jewish Heritage ceremony
* Jack Putnam, beloved South Street Seaport historian, dies
* Bits & Bytes: Michael Levine retires from CB1; Cortlandt St. subway station reopens
* Downtown Bulletin Board: New NYC Ferry schedule for fall; Free Parent & Baby Yoga
* Calendar: September - 'Spy Week' at the Fraunces Tavern Museum
Sept. 27, 2018, Volume 5, No. 15
* Letter from the editor: The River at Our Door
* Hudson River Journey aboard the John J. Harvey: Sun, Rain and Stone
* Bits & Bytes: Two Tribeca restaurant closings; One Seaport tops out
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Memorial gathering for Oliver Allen; St. Paul's choir auditions
* Letter to the editor: Remembering Jack Putnam
* Playing to standing ovations, 'Fiddler on the Roof' in Yiddish extends its run
* Calendar: October - Open House New York Weekend
Oct. 12, 2018, Volume 5, No. 16
* Letter from the editor: Register to vote by Oct. 12
* At Town Hall, Rep. Jerrold Nadler discusses healthcare, immigration and other issues
* Borough of Manhattan Community College researchers study Battery Park City parks
* Bits & Bytes: Lower Manhattan human rights lawyer wins a 'genius award'
* Downtown Bulletin Board: St. Paul's choir auditions; Pick pumpkins on Governors Island
* Calendar: October - Archtober
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