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Seaport Report: September 2017

BY JANEL BLADOW  Crisp nights. Kids in school. Fall’s around the corner though lately it feels as if it’s already here. Time to break out the wool? WATERFRONT WRITER… For more than 40 years, journalist, author, and poet Patricia Ryan has gazed out of her Southbridge Towers apartment at the Brooklyn Bridge and South Street […]

BY JANEL BLADOW We’re zipping through summer faster than the A train can get us to 14th Street. A bummer on both counts. TELL ’EM JOE SENT YA… Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but our little nabe has its own unique speakeasy. Mr. Cannon opened three weeks ago. To get to this wonderful, dark throwback cocktail […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Summer vaycay! Everyone is eager for a little fun time around the Seaport! DANCING ON WATER… Dancers who whisper, a classic shipping vessel at port, and the magnificent cityscape of Lower Manhattan as a backdrop all combine for a truly unique experience in “Secrets and Seawalls,” an evening of dance in two […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW We kicked up our heels as summer got off to a spectacular start last weekend. So many fun things around the hood. GLAMOUR GALA… Dress up in your fanciest whites and come out to support neighborhood businesses and our community on June 6! Attend the second-annual benefit gala for the Old Seaport […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Sails are being hoisted. Grass is being mowed. And everyone is making Memorial Day weekend plans to kick off summer. Yippee! FIFTY YEARS OF FUN… And more to come! The South Street Seaport Museum kicked off a year of festivities celebrating 50th birthday on Saturday, April 29, with a tribute to its […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Showers and flowers. We’re seeing the first few crocuses and daffodils popping up following last week’s miserable rain. Ah, April! CHICKEN SHACK… Here’s a fun turn of events. Look for an iconic institution from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” to take up residence in the Seaport next weekend. “Los Pollos Hermanos” […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Lion or lamb — any way you look at it, March leaps forward with Daylight Savings Time and we, hopefully, enjoy more daylight hours! Yay Spring! SHAKESPEARE ON SOUTH STREET… Okay, not exactly, but our own local Shakespearean actor, John Holtzman, will be back tending bar on at Fish Market (111 South […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Walking home one night recently, I was reminded why I love my neighborhood. Yellow light shimmered from the old street lamps, making me feel a sense of history. It was magical and beautifully quiet … until the choppers over the Brooklyn Bridge and sirens along Pearl Street announced the arrival of El […]

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By Janel Bladow It’s the quiet month, when most of us lay low after spending too much and partying way too late. We make resolutions, thinking we’ll change our ways. Hey, if we didn’t enjoy all the eating, drinking, talking and gathering we’d be hermits … and we certainly wouldn’t live in the most buzzed […]

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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 […]

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