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Seaport Report: April 2016

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 […]

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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BY JANEL BLADOW | Breathe. Sigh. Relax. A new year, new starts, reconnecting. You can dance if you want to … Being a big fan of both music and shellfish, I was gobsmacked to discover “Music Video Time Machine,” a new, fun night at Ambrose (18 Fulton St.). This Friday (Jan. 8, 7- 11 pm) kicks […]

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By Janel Bladow It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Seaport with all the beautiful decorations popping up. Tuesday night’s 32nd-annual tree lighting ceremony on Fulton Street always tops my list of the best way to kick off a favorite season. This year, NBC4’s Lauren Scala did the hosting honors. Lights twinkled […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Busy, busy! That’s the buzz in our neighborhood and people aren’t even thinking yet of — oh gosh, don’t say it — the upcoming holidays! Halloween Recap…. The Seaport streets were super spooky this weekend! Not only with little, two-legged goblins and bigger, two-legged monsters, but howl-arious four-legged beasties of all […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  AcQua for Breakfast…September was big for firsts on Peck Slip. The new Peck Slip School, P.S. 343, opened its doors on Sept. 9 to 161 kindergarteners through third graders after a $58-million overhaul of the former U.S. Post Office building. Across Water St., at Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar (21 Peck Slip), managing […]

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By JANEL BLADOW| Last week was big for firsts on Peck Slip. The new Peck Slip School, P.S. 343, on Wednesday opened its doors to 161 kindergarteners through third graders after a $58-million overhaul of the former U.S. Post Office building. Across Water St., at Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar (21 Peck Slip), managing partner Nicholas […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |   Dog days of summer? Not in the Seaport…lots of action, something for everyone. The artistic…Look for pop-up art galleries and events though January. Some empty storefronts (think the old Wendy’s on Pearl and Beekman Sts.) become temporary exhibition spots under the umbrella “Seaport Culture District.” Opening Mon., Aug. 17, is The […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Can’t believe it’s already mid-year and top of the summer. Time has wings. Everything new is old….An old neighbor returns with a new name and new look. What was Stella Bistro is reborn as Dorlan’s Tavern & Oyster Bar at 213 Front St. “We always loved the neighborhood and neighbors. […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Busy times in the neighborhood this last month. Lots of news to report. Meet the captain… The nice thing about writing a column is that I don’t have to stick to reporting the news all the time; I can actually have an opinion. I spent a morning talking with Captain Jonathan […]

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