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Weather Information: For the latest weather information, go to www.weather.gov/nyc.

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.

River to River Festival in the South Street Seaport


Rose DeSiano is both a photographer and a sculptor. As part of this year's River to River Festival sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) three of her "Lenticular Histories" have been installed on Little Water Street between Fulton and Beekman Streets and another three on Front Street between John and Fulton Streets.


What's a "Lenticular History?" you may ask. "Lenticular" means "relating to the lens of the eye" and "history?" Well, you know what that is. It's something that happened in the past. DeSiano's sculptures, consisting of historic photographs and mirrors affixed to accordion-like structures that stand about 10 feet above the Seaport's cobblestoned streets marry the past and the present. The mirrors reflect their surroundings, including people who pass by and maybe pause to have a look at what DeSiano created. Time and history get swirled into a mixture of past and present. In the South Street Seaport, the past is a particularly potent presence. Schermerhorn Row dates from 1811. Other buildings in the Seaport that form a backdrop for DeSiano's work once served as 19th-century warehouses and counting houses.


Many of the historic photographs that DeSiano used to create this work came from the archives of the South Street Seaport Museum. For more information about the photographs, click here.


DeSiano's photo-sculptures are fascinating and provocative. They will be on view through June 29.


— Terese Loeb Kreuzer

Gifts from Té Company
include
Té Company's snacks, delicious oolong tea and a variety of teaware.

For more information and to purchase these tasty and beautiful gifts, click here.
The tea room at 163 West 10th St. is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

To order from Té Company by mail, click here.

Connection Bus Service

 Check www.downtownny.com for updates.

The bus makes 36 stops on its route between the South Street Seaport and Broadway near City Hall. Daily service starts at 10 a.m. with a last run at 7:30 p.m. 

Real-time bus information will be found on NextRide.

Click here.

STAMINA AND THE MEANING OF COURAGE


On May 23, 2020 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his daily COVID-19 report from the Governor's Mansion in Albany where three men had formerly lived who went on to become U.S. presidents. Among them was Teddy Roosevelt, born a sickly kid who fought in the Spanish-American War as a Rough Rider — a nickname that was given to a volunteer cavalry that was on the front lines of the combat.

Cuomo mentioned that when he was New York State governor, Teddy Roosevelt had a boxing ring built on the third floor of the Governor's Mansion and that he would invite Albany legislators to visit and go a few rounds with him. "I think that's how they got the budget done at the end of the budget session," Cuomo said wryly.

He also quoted something that Teddy Roosevelt had once said: “Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have the strength.” Then Cuomo continued, “Day 84. “‘I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do this anymore.’ We have to do it more. We have to continue to do it. There’s no normal. We’re going to have to do it for a long time.”


See the Fourth of July fireworks with Classic Harbor Line

On Independence Day, cruise New York harbor aboard one of Classic Harbor Line's yachts. This year, the Macy's fireworks will be in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge, where you'll have a front row seat.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

For other Classic Harbor Line cruises, click here.

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Robert Wilson, Bowne & Co.'s head printer, showed a mid-19th century printing press to a visitor. Bowne & Co. uses seven of the South Street Seaport Museum's antique printing presses and the museum's extensive collection of antique typefaces to print stationary, broadsides, greeting cards and other materials. (Photos: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

In New York State, there is no charge to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. For up-to-date information about where and when to get vaccinated, go to www.ny.gov/vaccine.


Battery Park City Authority

Events and Classes Online


Every year, the Battery Park City Authority calendar includes hundreds of programs and classes. Usually these take place in Battery Park City and are open both to residents and people from other parts of the city. Most of the events and classes are free.  The BPCA has a YouTube channel where it shares dozens of videos produced by the BPCA's Parks Programming team. Topics include music, art, athletics, nature, cooking, culture, and more. To view the selection, click here.

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is serving

vegetarian, pescatarian and meat options

452 Washington St.

Open Thursdays through Sundays,

11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information and reservations:

Email: info@thegreektribeca.com

Phone: (917) 261-4795

Email: grecabakery@gmail.com

Delivery available

July 4 fireworks, dinner and music on Clipper City

See the July 4 fireworks from the deck of Clipper City, the largest tall ship in New York City. Tom Berton, owner of Clipper City, promises "a great crew, terrific energy and an unforgettable experience!" In addition to the fireworks, there will be a live jazz band, a gourmet barbecue with special treats and a premium bar. Board at 5 p.m. from Pier 35 (on the East Side, just north of Manhattan Bridge.) Depart at 5:30 p.m. The 158-foot-long ship will carry no more than 100 passengers. Tickets: $750. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Links


The National Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green has partially reopened. The Diker Pavilion, the ImagiNATIONS activity center and the café are still closed. The museum is open from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The museum is free and tickets are not required. For more information, click here.


Governors Island:Governors Island is now open to the public year-round. In addition to previously existing ferry routes to Governors Island, NYC Ferry now serves Governors Island daily, year-round, on the South Brooklyn route. On existing ferry routes, ticket reservations are required to manage capacity and ensure social distancing and can be made online at govisland.org/ferry. Face coverings are required when boarding, riding and exiting Governors Island ferries. For more information on the ferry, click here.

The Community Center at Stuyvesant High School reopened on April 18.The facilities include a half-Olympic sized pool, basketball courts, gym and fitness equipment. Active memberships, which were frozen on March 16, 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic began, were reactivated on April 18. Through June 26 the hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays through June 30. Annual memberships in the Community Center range in price from $59 to $199. For more information, call (212) 267-9700 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday or email communitycenter@bpca.ny.gov


The Fraunces Tavern Museum at 54 Pearl St. is openFor more information, click here.


LMHQ, the co-working space sponsored by the Downtown Alliance at 150 Broadway, closed its physical space on March 31 but virtual events and workshops are continuing. For more information, click here.


Battery Park City LibraryAll available locations in the New York Public Library system have reopened offering unlimited browsing, desktop computer use, laptop loan and general library use, including open seating. Check nypl.org for the most up-to-date hours and activities. For more information about the Battery Park City branch, click here.


Poets House at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City has an interim director, poet Cornelius Eady, and is repairing flood damage to its building that occurred in August 2021. Fortunately, the Poets House collection of 70,000 books was spared.  While repairs are made and while Poets House conducts a nationwide search for a permanent executive director to replace Lee Briccetti, who had been the executive director for more than 30 years and who retired, Poets House is closed. Poets House has a blog on its website (www.PoetsHouse.org) where it introduces Eady and shows a video of the water damage. In addition, the blog includes poetry readings. Poets House hopes that its physical space will once again be ready to receive the public in late 2022.


The Morgan Library & Museum at 225 Madison Ave. is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with reservations required. Virtual tours and exhibition photos are online at The Morgan Connected. For more information, click here.


The 9/11 Memorial is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free. The Museum is open from Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is free on Mondays starting at 3:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, click here.






























Juneteenth 2022 in Battery Park City

The Juneteenth celebration on June 18, 2022 in Battery Park City included a jam session by bluesmen Michael Hill, Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Bill McClellan. It also included a brief history of Juneteenth told by members of the Federation of Black Cowboys, horse and pony rides and an opportunity for artists of all ages to make their own Juneteenth flags and greeting cards.

(Video and photography: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Swedish Midsummer Festival

in Battery Park City

For years, until interrupted by the pandemic, the Swedish Midsummer Festival in Battery Park City celebrated the summer solstice with traditional Swedish music, lively dancing around a Maypole, a parade, children's games and Swedish food. On June 24, 2022, the Festival returned to Battery Park City's Wagner Park for the last time.  Later this summer, the park will be closed for two years to enable reconstructing it to enhance its resiliency against storm surges and sea level rise. In the meantime, Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis supplied the music as usual. Dances were led by Ross Sutter, a Scandinavian folklorist. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great time.

For more information, click here.

Bowne & Co. Stationers Reopens


Bowne & Co. Stationers at 211 Water St. in the South Street Seaport has just reopened after a pandemic hiatus, its shelves and tables filled as formerly with art supplies, notebooks, greeting cards and stationary printed on the South Street Seaport Museum's antique presses, plus all manner of intriguing curios. If you've been looking for a ship in a bottle or a carved whale, look no further. Notebooks and journals with decorative covers are piled high on the tables next to brightly colored pencil sharpeners and brush pens, crying out to be used.


The shop is housed in a historic 19th-century storefront with brick walls and a beamed ceiling that once served as a warehouse for heating stoves. A painting of Robert Bowne who founded Bowne & Co. in 1775 hangs on the wall. The venerable shop that bears his name is New York’s oldest operating business under the same name.


Bowne & Co. is open from Wednesdays through Sundays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Entry to visit the Bowne & Co. store is free with no museum admission required. For more information, click here.

Online Shop
For those who are unable to visit Bowne & Co. in person, check out the Bowne & Co. Online Shop which features a selection of  offerings from Bowne & Co.: journals, writing paper, books, and house-designed notecards and broadside posters. Totes and other Seaport Museum branded merchandise are also available for purchase. Orders can be shipped anywhere in the United States via UPS Ground and are also available for local pickup. Click here for more information.

Staten Island ferry timetable

The Staten Island Ferry is free and offers service 24 hours a day. The trip between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island takes approximately 25 minutes. All passengers on the Staten Island Ferry must continue to wear face coverings at all times within the terminals and on the ferry.  For more information, click here.

To see the events and activities on the Battery Park City Authority's summer calendar, click here. Most events are free.

For some, reservations are required.

SOUTH BATTERY PARK CITY RESILIENCY PROJECT PUBLIC HEARING 


The Battery Park City Authority recently conducted a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project. The project lead for the design team, AECOM, provided a summary of the scoping process, a description of the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered as part of the DEIS, the framework for the DEIS analysis, an overview of the expected impacts of the project as outlined in the DEIS, and the operational and construction impacts during the project. After the presentation, members of the public who had registered to speak provided testimony.


This DEIS public hearing was recorded and is available on the BPCA website. To see it, click here.For the Power Point presentation that was part of the public hearing, click here. The BPCA will provide formal responses after the comment period as part of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Public comments will be included in the Final EIS.

Rose DeSiano with one of her "Lenticular History" installations. This one is on Front Street between Fulton and John Streets in the South Street Seaport.

(Photos: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

One of Rose DeSiano's "Lenticular Histories." This one is on Little Water Street in the South Street Seaport.

Lest we forget:

NEW YORK GOV. ANDREW CUOMO'S

RESPONSE TO COVID-19

FROM MARCH TO JUNE 2020


June 13: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation suspending the forfeiture of unemployment benefits during the Covid-19 state of emergency. More than 44 million people in the United States have applied for unemployment insurance during the pandemic and this number is expected to grow. People who have had forfeit penalties levied against them from past claims have been unable to collect their unemployment benefits. This new law allows them to collect these benefits in their time of greatest need.
 

June 12: Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order — the 'New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative' — requiring local police agencies, including the NYPD, to develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community based on community input. Each police agency's reform plan must address policies, procedures, practices and deployment, including, but not limited to use of force. Police forces must adopt a plan by April 1, 2021 to be eligible for future state funding.


June 8: Gov. Cuomo said that he would sign a set of bills on criminal justice reform introduced by the New York State Legislature. They allow for transparency of prior disciplinary records of law enforcement officers by reforming 50-a of the civil rights law; banning chokeholds by law enforcement officers; prohibiting false race-based 911 reports and making them a crime and designating the Attorney General as an independent prosecutor for matters relating to the deaths of unarmed civilians caused by law enforcement.


June 7: Gov. Cuomo announced that outdoor, socially distanced graduations of up to 150 people will be allowed beginning June 26th, subject to any outbreaks or significant changes in the metrics that are measuring infection, hospitalization and death rates in each of the 10 regions of New York State.


June 6: Gov. Cuomo said that he was signing a bill to ban price gouging on masks and other supplies needed to help prevent Covid-19 transmission. This legislation will be effective for the remainder of the pandemic crisis.


May 29: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City is on track to embark on Phase 1 of reopening on June 8. Around 400,000 people who work in construction, wholesale, manufacturing and curbside retail industries will be able to return to their jobs.


May 22: Gov. Cuomo announced that New York State is launching a $100+ million loan program for small businesses. The loan program will focus on supporting small businesses that were less likely to receive federal loans, especially women and minority-owned businesses, and very small businesses with 20 or fewer employees. For more information, go to https://esd.ny.gov/economic-recovery-covid-19-loans-small-businesses


May 21: Gov. Cuomo announced that summer school will only take place via distance learning, not by inclass teaching. He also said that meal programs and child care services for essential employees will continue.


May 17: Gov. Cuomo announced a new website that will help New Yorkers to find sites where they can be tested for COVID-19.  The URL is https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing


May 10: Gov. Cuomo announced that New York State was investigating 85 cases of a COVID-related illness in children that presented as an inflammation of the blood vessels and sometimes of the heart. He said that three New York children had died of this previously undiagnosed disease.


May 7: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that no commercial or residential tenant can be evicted for non-payment of rent through Aug. 20, 2020 and that renters may use their security deposits to pay their rent and may repay their security deposits over time. He also said that fees for late rent payments would be banned during the eviction moratorium.


May 4: Gov. Cuomo announced that New York State will monitor four core factors to determine if a region of the state can safely re-open: Number of new infections, health care capacity, diagnostic testing capacity and contact tracing capacity.


April 29: Gov. Cuomo announced that elective outpatient treatments and surgeries could resume in 35 New York counties that have no significant risk of a COVID-19 surge in the near term.


April 15: Gov. Cuomo directed schools and nonessential businesses to stay closed through May 15th. On May 1, Cuomo announced that New York State schools and colleges will remain closed for the rest of this academic year.


March 27: 1. The first 1,000-bed temporary hospital was completed at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The facility opened on Monday, March 30.


New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for a health plan through NY State of Health. Those who recently lost employer coverage, must apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. Because of loss of income, New Yorkers may also be eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan or Child Health Plus.


For a 90-day period, New Yorkers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 may defer paying life insurance premiums. Late payments will be payable over a one-year period. Additionally, consumers and small businesses experiencing Coronavirus-related financial hardship may defer paying premiums for property and casualty insurance for a 60-day period. This includes auto, homeowners, renters and other kinds of insurance. (No late fees will be assessed and there will be no negative impact to your credit.)
 
The USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy hospital ship, arrived in New York Harbor on Monday, March 30. It is a massive facility with 1,000 beds, 12 operating rooms, a pharmacy and a laboratory. It left New York City on April 30.
 

March 20: On March 20 at 8:40 a.m., the governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania released a statement that said that beginning March 21 at 8 p.m., all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail salons, hair removal services and related personal care services in their respective states would be closed to the public "as these services cannot be provided while maintaining social distance."

New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, said "We know how the novel coronavirus spreads, and we are making data-driven decisions as the situation evolves to continue to reduce density and slow the spread of the virus. We remain in constant communication with our neighboring states to ensure we are establishing a set of uniform rules and regulations for the entire region. These temporary closures are not going to be easy, but they are necessary to protecting the health and safety of New Yorkers and all Americans."


March 19: Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order mandating that businesses that rely on in-office personnel decrease their in-office workforce by 75 percent. Essential service industries are exempted. These include shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food production, pharmacies, health care providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions and other industries critical to the supply chain.


March 17: Gov. Cuomo announced a three-way agreement with the New York State legislature on a bill guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The program bill also includes the permanent comprehensive paid sick leave policy first advanced in the Governor's FY 2021 Executive Budget proposal.
 
This follows the Governor's announcement last week that the state will guarantee two full weeks of paid leave for all state workers who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine as a result of the novel coronavirus.
 
The Governor also announced that the state is reaching out to qualified former doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to supplement the personnel at hospitals. The State Department of Health and the State Education Department have sent letters to retired health care professionals and all schools of nursing, public health and medicine encouraging qualified health care personnel to sign up for on-call work during the COVID-19 crisis. Healthcare professionals who wish to sign up can contact the State Department of Health at health.ny.gov/assistance.
 
Gov. Cuomo also directed the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State to work with 1199 SEIU to develop a plan to create drop-in child care opportunities and to expand child care facilities at their hospitals to ensure child care for hospital workforce. They will submit a joint plan to the state by Friday.


Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James announced that effective immediately the state will temporarily halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the State of New York and referred to the Office of the Attorney General for collection. The reprieve will be for at least 30 days.

March 16: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an Executive Order allowing the state to increase hospital capacity to prepare the state's healthcare system to handle the potential influx of patients suffering from COVID-19. The State organized the National Guard and worked with building unions and private developers to find existing facilities -- such as dormitories and former nursing homes -- that could most easily be converted to medical facilities, with the goal of creating an additional 9,000 beds. The Governor also asked local governments, especially those in the most impacted areas, to help identify available facilities for this purpose. The State Department of Health suspended regulations to allow existing hospitals to increase space and capacity.

The Governor directed nonessential state employees statewide to work from home starting March 17. The Governor also directed local governments to reduce their overall workforce by 50 percent and allow nonessential employees to work from home.
 
Following the Governor's directive to close schools in Westchester, New York City, Nassau and Suffolk yesterday, Governor Cuomo said that the counties are required to submit their childcare and meal plans to the state for approval by midnight tonight.
 
The Governor also announced New York State will waive all fees for state, local and county parks.
 

Links to recent issues


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July 3, 2022, Volume 6, No. 59

Letter from the Editor: Who Won
Tribeca Film Festival documentaries add perspective to today's headlines
Bits & Bytes: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church construction update
Bulletin Board: Prehistoric dinosaurs in the Seaport
Calendar: July 4 Fireworks

June 26, 2022, Volume 6, No. 58

Letter from the Editor: Voting Chaos
Downtown Alliance ministers to Lower Manhattan businesses
Bulletin Board: Composting pilot program extended; Free Summer Meals Program

June 24, 2022, Volume 6, No. 57


River to River Festival: 'Lenticular Histories' in the South Street Seaport
Bulletin Board: Bowne & Co. reopens: Schooner Apollonia in the Seaport
Calendar: Swedish Midsummer Festival in Battery Park City

May 30, 2022, Volume 6, No. 56


Letter from the Editor: Happy Memorial Day!
Downtown Post NYC Museums: Hans Holbein the Younger at the Morgan Library
Bits & Bytes: Summer sailing with the South Street Seaport Museum
Bulletin Board: In-person sea chantey singing resumes at the South St. Seaport
Calendar: Fleet Week 2022

May 16, 2022, Volume 6, No. 55

Letter from the Editor: Guns and Babies
Downtown Post NYC Museums: Hans Holbein the Younger at the Morgan Library
Downtown Post NYC Theater: 'Harmony' gets standing ovations
Bits & Bytes: 111 Wall St. getting a makeover; Chef Daniel Boulud opens Le Gratin
Bulletin Board: Fireboat John J Harvey kicks off summer season; Go, Fish! in BPC
Calendar: Adult art programs in Battery Park City

March 2, 2022, Volume 6, No. 54

Letter from the Editor: Soviet occupation
Rapid-delivery grocery services in Manhattan
Bits & Bytes: Seaport's Tin Building nears completion; 1 WTC gets new tenants
Bulletin Board: Jane's Walk; Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Trinity Wall St.
In memoriam: Gus Ouranitsas
Calendar: New York Harbor Seals

Jan. 27, 2022, Volume 6, No. 53


Letter from the Editor: Scandal and Disgrace
Speaker Adrienne Adams appoints City Council committee leadership and members
Bits & Bytes: Sheldon Silver dead at 77; Insurers must pay for at-home Covid tests
Bulletin Board: Ice Sculpture on Governors Island; Covid-19 test scams
Calendar: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Jan. 5, 2022, Volume 6, No. 52

Letter from the Editor: The Philadelphia Story
250 Water St. Victory for the Howard Hughes Corp.? Not so fast
Bits & Bytes: Crumbling public art; Manhattan gets some new hotels
Bulletin Board: Connection bus is back in service; Poets House rebuilds
Letter to the Editor: Managing Covid
Calendar: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Dec. 23, 2021, Volume 6, No. 51

Letter from the Editor: Tired, Weary and Mad
Bits & Bytes: Cipriani facing possible foreclosure; Pen Parentis wins NYS grant
Calendar: Becoming Dr. Ruth

Nov. 26, 2021, Volume 6, No. 50


Letter from the Editor: Getting There
Downtown Post Museums: Jennifer Packer at the Whitney
Bits & Bytes: Connection bus service halted; Cruise ships return to New York City
Bulletin Board: Stockings With Care gift collection; Holiday lights
Calendar: South Street Seaport Museum galleries at 12 Fulton St. reopen

Nov. 18, 2021, Volume 6, No. 49

Letter from the Editor: Looking up
Downtown Post Travel: Little Island takes root
Bits & Bytes: 1 Wall St. conversion nears completion; Tribeca art scene
Bulletin Board: Covid vaccination questions answered; Help for small businesses
Calendar: Native Cinema Showcase

Oct. 24, 2021,
Volume 6, No. 48

Letter from the Editor: Early voting has begun
Schooner Apollonia plies the Hudson River with cargo from upstate New York
Hudson River fall foliage cruises are not to be missed
Bits & Bytes: A sculpture, 'Water's Soul,' dominates Jersey City's waterfront
Bulletin Board: Geranium giveaway; Release of the fishes
Calendar: Pumpkins and puppies

Sept. 9, 2021, Volume 6, No. 47

Letter from the Editor: We know
Labor Day Weekend's North River tugboat races remembered
Honoring the 9/11 Boatlift
Bits & Bytes: Tin Building construction nears completion; More sky-high dining
Bulletin Board: September 11 anniversary events; Get vaccinated
Calendar: Fall Arts Week on Governors Island

July 12, 2021, Volume 6, No. 46

Letter from the Editor: The Governor's BPC memorial
Protests escalate against the Essential Workers Monument
Bulletin Board: Free Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch; Wetlab look-ins on Pier 40
Calendar: Films at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City

June 30, 2021, Volume 6, No. 45

Letter from the Editor: Gay Pride
Some BPC residents protest Essential Workers Monument placement in their park
Bulletin Board: Skyscraper Museum reopens; In-home Covid-19 vaccination
Calendar: River & Blues in Battery Park City

June 22, 2021, Volume 6, No. 44

Letter from the Editor: Vote today!
Bulletin Board: Perks for getting vaccinated; Art on the Avenue seeks submissions
Work by two prominent African-American artists enhances BPC's Belvedere Plaza
Calendar: River to River update

June 6, 2021, Volume 6, No. 43

Letter from the Editor: Milestones
Hurricane Maria Memorial in Battery Park City
Bulletin Board: River to River reservations; Kayaking at the Downtown Boathouse
Bits & Bytes: City Council candidates, District 1; Vestry Street high rise
Calendar: Battery Park City summer calendar

April 29, 2021, Volume 6, No. 42

Letter from the Editor: Head count
Gov. Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders announce FY2022 budget
BPC Girl Scout troop collects supplies for volcano-stricken Caribbean island
Bulletin Board: BPC outdoor art classes resume; Dine Around at The Fulton
Calendar: Governors Island reopens for the summer season

April 9, 2021, Volume 6, No. 41

Letter from the Editor: The visibility of time
Landmarks Preservation Commission again nixes 250 Water St. tower plans
Letter to the Editor: Why latest Howard Hughes tower proposal should be rejected
Summer plans for South Street Seaport Museum's Pioneer and W.O. Decker
Bulletin Board: Bird walks in The Battery; Hudson River Park seeks volunteers
Calendar: Museum of Jewish Heritage and Annual Gathering of Remembrance

March 30, 2021, Volume 6, No. 40

Letter from the Editor: A Perfect Man (Our Governor Cuomo)
104-year-old tugboat Pegasus goes to the scrapyard
Downtown Post Food: Dine Around Downtown at Home series resumes
Bulletin Board: NYC movie theaters reopen; NYS tax filing deadline moved to May
Letter to the Editor: Private lounge blocks Fulton Street in the Seaport
Calendar: Hudson River Park

Feb. 14, 2021,
Volume 6, No. 39

Letter from the Editor: Taking an oath
Becoming American
Celebrating the Year of the Ox in Manhattan's Chinatown
Naima Rauam remembers the Fulton Fish Market
South Street Seaport Museum explores the history and context of sea chanteys
Bulletin Board: Rapid Covid-19 testing; LMCC Arts Center residencies
Calendar: The Year of the Ox at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Feb. 8, 2021, Volume 6, No. 38

Letter from the Editor: Our disappearing past
Eliza Greatorex, the artist who mourned and documented old New York
Rebecca Young, New York Philharmonic violist and colleagues play 'Wellerman'
Bulletin Board: BPCA virtual art exhibition; LMCC Arts Center residencies
Calendar: National Museum of the American Indian — 'The Art of Storytelling'

Jan. 21, 2021, Volume 6, No. 37

Letter from the Editor: What happened at Federal Hall
'Soul to Soul' returns online in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Discovering New York on the Empire State Trail
Bulletin Board: Bowne & Co. pop-up shop; NYC primary election information
Calendar: Battery Park City classes and events online

Jan. 11, 2021, Volume 6, No. 36

In Memoriam, Anthony Notaro
It Did Happen Here
Web event: Extremism: What you need to know in 2021
What would Hamilton do about the economy?
Bulletin Board: Battery Park City library reopens; New York State paid sick leave
Calendar: How to visit some Lower Manhattan's museums

Nov. 17, 2020, Volume 6, No. 35


Letter from the Editor: To be continued
Poets House suspends operations indefinitely
Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition
Bulletin Board: Tenant Resource Fair; Web application for social services
Calendar: November in Lower Manhattan's museums

Nov. 2, 2020,
Volume 6, No. 34
 
* Letter from the editor: Election Day!
* NYS Attorney General Letitia James issues statement on poll rules and safety  
* Voters flock to New York State's early voting polls
* Bits & Bytes: Frenchette bakery opens in Tribeca; Barricade blues
* Downtown Bulletin Board: NYS eviction moratorium; Updated travel ban    


Aug. 29, 2020 Volume 6, No. 33

* Letter from the editor: One Man, One Vote
* Borough President Brewer's listening tour of small businesses in Manhattan
* Bits & Bytes: Delmonico's owners feud; China Blue closes 
* Downtown Bulletin Board: NYS eviction moratorium; Poll worker jobs   
* The future of cycling in Lower Manhattan
* Letter to the editor: Tree loss in Battery Park City   
* Calendar: Spotlight - South Street Seaport Museum - Wavertree and Sea Chanteys  


Aug. 17, 2020  Volume 6, No. 32


* Letter from the editor: Aug. 14, 1945
* After Isaias, picking up the pieces, assessing the damage 
* Construction resumes on St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine   
* Bits & Bytes: Tribute in Light gets reprieve; Daily News closes downtown offices
* Small businesses get consultation help from the Downtown Alliance  
* Downtown Bulletin Board: NYS eviction moratorium; Final primary election results  
* Calendar: Spotlight - The Battery Dance Festival, 2020 edition  


Aug. 4, 2020   Volume 6, No. 31


* Letter from the editor: The Waiting Room
* In anticipation of Isaias, the city erects almost a mile of flood barriers in the Seaport   
* Standing watch through the night at the South Street Seaport Museum  
* Bits & Bytes: Arrests over illicit party boat; New York State Travel Advisory   
* Downtown Bulletin Board: FiDi eestaurants set up on open streets; Driver's Ed

July 31, 2020 Volume 6, No. 30

* Letter from the editor: A humble house  
* Bars and restaurants penalized for ignoring Covid-19 regulations  
* New York State's Covid-19 quarantine regulations   
* Fidi restaurant is equipped with rooftop greenhouses to comply with C-19 regulations  
* Rent-stablilized Gateway Plaza tenants get 10-year lease extension
* Bits & Bytes: W Hotel to close; Governors Island news


July 15, 2020 Volume 6, No. 29 

* Letter from the editor: Your Civic Duties    
* Battery Park City Authority Board meets today to discuss Gateway Plaza  
* Cuomo announces an emergency rental assistance program 
* Bits & Bytes: More states added to New York travel advisory 
* Downtown Bulletin Board: 9/11 Memorial reopens; Battery Park City blood drive  


July 9, 2020 Volume 6, No. 28

* Letter from the editor: Timebends  
* AG James releases preliminary report on protester and NYPD interactions
* Bits & Bytes: Museum of Jewish Heritage lays off 40 percent of its staff    
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Third Battery Park City blood drive; High Line to reopen  
* Downtown Food News: Interactive NYC restaurant map
* Letters to the Editor: Statue destruction comments  


July 5, 2020 Volume 6, No. 27

* Letter from the editor: Statue Destruction
* City Council passes a 'pandemic' budget  
* Bits & Bytes: Colonial NYC farmhouse for sale; Stuyvesant HS principal departs
* Downtown Bulletin Board: NYC enters Phase 3 of State's reopening plan  
* Downtown Food News: What's in season at Manhattan Greenmarkets


June 30, 2020
Volume 6, No. 26

* Letter from the editor: The Food Issue
* New York, New Jersey and Connecticut form travel advisory pact  
* Bits & Bytes: Remembering a kid from the Bronx; Occupy City Hall
* Bulletin Board: Nadler wins Democratic nomination; some beaches reopen
* Downtown food news: Tribeca Greenmarket to reopen; free grab-and-go meals 


June 23, 2020 Volume 6, No. 25   

* Letter from the editor: Primary Day Rules
* In Democratic primary, three people vie to represent NY's 10th Congressional District 
* Fireworks news 
* Downtown Bulletin Board: 24/7 dog runs; Sanitizing stations; Gnocchi cooking class

June 14, 2020  Volume 6, No. 24 

* Letter from the editor: The Unsent Letter 
* Cuomo positions New York State at the forefront of police reform 
* 1st Precinct Community Council enables community and NYPD dialogue  
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Classic Harbor Line resumes cruises; Register to vote

June 6, 2020,
Volume 6, No. 23

* Letter from the editor: The Paper Daffodil  
* A case of C-19, from diagnosis to recovery
* Bits & Bytes: Schooner Pioneer will be sidelined this summer; No free kayaking
* Dine Around Downtown, Cooking at Home edition
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Battery Park City blood drive; Voting by mail
* Curfew Q & A

June 3, 2020, Volume 6, No. 22
    
* Letter from the editor: The Persistence of Memory
* We Are One, online film festival, showcases films from 20 major global festivals
* Dine Around Downtown 2020 - the chef-led home edition  
* Curfew regulations Q & A
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Summer day camps can reopen; how to report police abuse

May 31, 2020, Volume 6, No. 21  

* Letter from the editor: The Fourth Estate
* 'Violence is not the answer' says Cuomo  
* Revisiting 'LA92' which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017   
* Downtown Alliance expands small business grant program
* Bits & Bytes: Le Pain Quotidien files for bankruptcy; A virtual tour of FIDI
* NYC Ferry alters schedules and routes
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Dental offices can reopen in New York State

May 22, 2020, Volume 6, No. 20

* Letter from the editor: The View from Here
* Record number of unemployment claims creates check-processing backlog  
* 'Wear a Mask New York' contest promotes crucial tool in slowing COVID-19 spread   
* Beaches in four neighboring states will open on Memorial Day weekend  
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Voting by mail; Contact tracing phone calls

May 17, 2020. Volume 6, No. 19

* Letter from the editor: Get Tested    
* Five of New York State's ten regions reopen for business
* Beaches in four neighboring states will open on Memorial Day weekend
* Bits & Bytes: Paris Cafe has closed: Covid-19 causing a deadly disease in children  
* NYC Ferry alters schedules and routes
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Voting by mail in New York State; USCGC Lilac closed
* Calendar: Manhattan art museums online



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