Posts Tagged ‘Battery Park’

Battery Park Playground Fails Safety Test, But Wins First Place for Mascot

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A recent report gives the park poor marks for safety but points for its unique character By Nora Bosworth Battery Park’s playground was one of the only in the city to receive a failing mark from the recent New Yorkers for Parks report, which surveyed 43 large parks throughout the five boroughs. But we think Zelda, [&hellip
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PHOTOS: Downtown Manhattan Crushed by Hurricane Sandy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Cars that once sat in a parking garage on South William Street in Manhattan's Financial District float along the entrance of the garage. Gas has leaked from the cars into the flood waters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, downtown residents are still facing flooded streets and homes, no power and a devastating recovery that will likely take weeks if not months. Reporter Amy Eley ventured into Lower Manhattan to survey the damage. We’ll be updating with more photos and reports from the neighborhood.      
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City Looks to Close the Book on More Funding

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Megan Bungeroth with additional reporting by Andrew Rice When people think of libraries, they think of taciturn old librarians, stacks of musty books and repressive quiet zones where the smallest sound is met with a harsh shush! The reality couldn’t be further from this image. Walking into the Battery Park City Library on North [&hellip
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Lights On…In Lower Manhattan

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Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite days of the year, an Irish blessing for you: May the wind always be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, may your teenagers stay busy, may the road rise up to meet you and [&hellip
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Billy Parrott: Library Manager for the New York City Public Library, Battery City Park

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By Penny Grey Battery Park becomes an increasingly vibrant neighborhood every day. Billy Parrott, library manager of the Battery Park City Library, discusses the importance of the library to the community and the joys of being a librarian. How long has the Battery Park branch been open? We opened on March 15, 2010, so just [&hellip
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Holding Hands to Memorialize 9/11

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Looking for a way to actively participate in a 9/11 commemoration ceremony? RSVP for the “Hand in Hand, Remembering 9/11” event on September 10, 2011. In a letter on the “Hand in Hand” website, Community Board 1 Chairperson Julie Menin outlines the details of the event: “On Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 8:46 a.m., we [&hellip
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