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Seaport Report: September 2016

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 […]

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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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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