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Seaport Report: December 2016

By Janel Bladow It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! All you need to do to get into the spirit is stroll around the Seaport. DECKED OUT… Fulton St. is full of holiday glory. On Tuesday night, the neighborhood celebrated the 33rd-annual tree lighting in a spectacular display of seasonal festiveness. Hundreds of locals […]

BY JANEL BLADOW A wickedly busy month in the neighborhood — everything from making history to marking it. SANDY SURGE SIGN… Saturday, Oct. 29, some 30 neighbors and Seaport enthusiasts turned out to officially mark the highest extent of the storm surge that inundated the area three years ago. The South Street Seaport Museum along […]

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By Janel Bladow Feels like we’re getting some welcome Indian Summer just when lots of fun events pop up on our calendar! SCREEN & SIP… So excited about the grand opening of iPic Theaters at the Fulton Market Building in the Seaport District on Oct. 7. Can’t wait to go to the movies right down […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Where did summer go? Just seems like we broke out the flip-flops… Peking ducks out… The four-masted barque Peking was set to sail to Caddell Drydock in Staten Island on Tuesday morning after 40 years at the Seaport, but the remains of Hermine got in her way. So she got to stay […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Phew! It’s been hot around the ’hood — and I’m not just talking about the weather. WHERE’S THE FIRE?… That’s what neighbors were asking last week when New York’s Bravest responded to calls mid-week and twice on Saturday. New tenants on Peck Slip, above Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar at Water St., […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Mid-summer madness is on! So much happening, so just stop and enjoy a moment down by the East River. FUN, FILMS & POKEMAN… Movie night at Animation Nights New York had its “July Pictures!” Wednesday night, short animated films from around the world, from “Daphane or the Lovely Specimen” by Sebastien Lauderback […]

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By Janel Bladow Ah June!! Getting ready for a hot time in our little niche of the city! SOUNDS OF THE SEAPORT… Help our local Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra wind up a fantastic season with a lovely evening next Friday. “Music at Melville: Hurrah for the Harbor” will fill the brick-walled gallery on Water St. with […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW May flowers are everywhere! Enjoy your hood! DOGS & SUDS… Long before the Council and Mayor De Blasio passed the law last month to let pets dine with their humans at the city’s sidewalk establishments, we at the Seaport have been chowing down with our hounds. Almost every spot with outdoor seating […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW More people out enjoying our cobblestoned streets… yay spring! STEEPED IN HISTORY… Enjoy the season and learn about our neighborhood’s unique past with the South Street Seaport Museum’s series of fun and informative walks. Led by William Roka, historian and operations associate at SSSM, the program appeals not only to tourists and history […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Bye Bye Berti… Hard not to notice that Nicholas Berti, the fun, friendly, and lively manager and partner of Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar, hasn’t been rushing out the door with cheek kisses, happy handshakes, friendly back pats or a Royal hand wave to people passing across Peck Slip or Water Street. […]

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