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Block Party: The 10th Annual Battery Park City Block Party that took place on Saturday, Sept. 17 was not just another neighborhood fest. “Much like our first block party [in September 2002], it was a reminder of our strength as a community, our rebirth and our resilience,” said Rosalie Joseph, who has been one of […]

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September 11 sunrise: It was still dark on the morning of Sept.11 when dozens of Battery Park City residents gathered on the esplanade at Rector Place and walked to Wagner Park for what Battery Park City resident Rosalie Joseph, who organized the event, hoped would be an “uplifting” way to start a difficult day. Joseph […]

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World Trade Center Command: Police presence in and around the World Trade Center site has grown noticeably in the last week. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has said that eventually, the World Trade Center Command will be the N.Y.P.D.’s largest unit, with 673 officers. The number assigned to the World Trade Center Command will increase as […]

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Battery Park City CERT snubbed by OEM: On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 25, with Hurricane Irene bearing down on New York City, members of the Battery Park City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) assembled at the Battery Park City Authority’s community center on West Thames Street to learn what they could do to help. […]

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Earthquake: According to news reports, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake whose epicenter was northwest of Richmond, Va. struck at 1:51 p.m. on Aug. 23. Perhaps reflecting the time it took for the tremors to travel northward, a panicked email from one Battery Park City resident to a nearby friend was sent at 1:56 p.m. “Something’s wrong. […]

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Friendship of Salem in North Cove: A dramatic-looking vessel with three tall masts and 55 miles of rigging visited North Cove Marina from Aug. 10 to Aug. 14. The 171-foot-long ship, Friendship of Salem, is a replica of a merchant ship built in 1797 in Salem, Mass. to carry cargo such as pepper, spices, coffee, […]

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B.P.C. and Hugh Carey: Officially, the Battery Park City Authority is called the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority. Carey, a former governor of New York State, who died on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the age of 92, is credited with finding investors for the 92 acres of landfill in the Hudson River that, […]

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No ice: On June 10, the Battery Park City Authority issued an R.F.P. (request for proposals) for an ice skating rink but there were no bidders. “Staff will continue to have discussions with rink operators about how this might work next winter,” said Battery Park City Authority president Gayle Horwitz. She speculated that after the […]

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Stand by for grass and tire swing access: The grass looks juicy green on the West Thames Park lawn, but the Battery Park City Authority has issued a statement saying that it will continue to be off limits until Aug. 1. “Although the sod knitting period is complete, B.P.C.A. agrees with the recommendation from both […]

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Capoccia approved for B.P.C.A. board: Real estate developer Don Capoccia has been approved by the New York State Senate to serve on the Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors. He was nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and will be seated despite the fact that Gov. Cuomo’s predecessor, David Paterson, had nominated two Battery Park […]

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