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Seaport Report: August 2018

BY JANEL BLADOW TOWER TALKS… As reported in Downtown Express (“Let’s make a deal! HHC pitches community amenities in bid for local support for Water Street tower”), Howard Hughes Corp. made an appearance at the Community Board 1 Executive Committee meeting last month to talk about plans for 250 Water St., the block-sized parking lot […]

BY JANEL BLADOW Our annual fireworks and party to celebrate the birthday of the U.S.A. rocked the Seaport on July 4, with Kelly Clarkson performing from Pier 17. Doesn’t get more al-American than that! PEERLESS, PRICELESS… Great event on Saturday, June 30, to launch Pier 17 and the summer season. The “Color Block Party” rocked […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Inaugurating the summer season Seaport style! So much to do! PARTY TIME… More than 100 friends and fans of Acqua Restaurante turned out for its Summer Kick-Off Party Monday night. What a blast! Neighbors and patrons drank, ate, chatted and danced to a duo performing Italian standards, dance favorites and the latest […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Welcome May flowers. Sunshine. Bye-bye puffy jackets — please! Let’s get our party on! FUN WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS… The Brooklyn Bridge South Neighborhood Association (BBSNA) is hosting a neighborhood party on Saturday, May 5, 5-8 pm, for old friends and new ones to gather around food and drinks, have some fun […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Yankees season opener postponed because of rain and snow? Wow. April’s off with a bang! Who isn’t anxious to be sitting outside at one of the neighborhood cafes and doing some people-watching? Come on spring, and bring along summer. PLAY BY PLAY… While Monday didn’t see the Yankees season starter, it did […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW March certainly blew in like a lion. Snow. Wind. Rain. Blackouts. High seas. A perfect storm for a great sea tale. ARRRG!… Who doesn’t like a good pirate story? We grew up on the sagas of Blackbeard, Captain Hook and Long John Silver. But did you know that many a great pirate […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW February’s chill isn’t putting a stop to the fun around the Seaport. There’s a little something for everyone! Book talks of tugs and stowaways… Neighbors and boat buddies join architect Paul Farrell for a fun talk and a few drinks on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Melville Gallery. A life-long tugboat enthusiast, […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW FAIRY-TALE ROMANCE… You could call it a combination of “On The Waterfront,” “It Happened One Night,” and “Clueless.” It’s definitely the “Love Story” of the Seaport — with a touch of Bollywood. The story spans two continents and three oceans. A girl from Hong Kong meets a dude from California in the […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Can’t believe yet another year is rolling to a close. It’s been an eventful one around our ’hood. It’s amazing how such a compact community can generate so much great (and some debatable) news. GOODNESS, GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF LIGHT… Great night out last Tuesday (Dec. 5) when thousands descended on Fulton […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Now it’s starting feel like fall. Are you feeling festive? GHOUL’S NIGHT OUT… Kids and parents carried on the decades-old Halloween tradition in the Seaport on Oct. 31, but far fewer costumed revelers were out this year — perhaps because of the terrorist attack across town on West Street, whose victims and […]

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