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Seaport Report: May 2017

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 […]

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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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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