Post Tagged with: "lower Manhattan"

Fraunces Tavern Museum (Photo by Magdalena Mazurek via Nowy Dziennik)

Kosciuszko at the Fraunces Tavern Museum

Eastern European, History, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

A discussion on Polish-American hero and freedom fighter Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, will be held at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Oct. 26, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Congressman Espaillat stands in front of Duarte’s statue in Lower Manhattan.

Dominicans Defend Statue of Founding Father

Dominican, Manhattan August 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Dominican politicians and community leaders stood up in defense of the statue of founding father Juan Pablo Duarte in Lower Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Example of stained glass design by Sara Ouhaddou (Courtesy of Washington St. Historical Society)

Little Syria’s Writers to be Memorialized

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.

At a Syrian restaurant in New York, circa 1910-1915. (Photo via the Bain Collection/Library of Congress)

A Push to Save Manhattan’s ‘Little Syria’

History, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm

A group of preservationists is asking the city to landmark two buildings on the west side of Lower Manhattan that they say are what remain of “Little Syria,” reports Downtown Express.

A Chinatown resident at the October 28 march organized by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Photo by Samantha Lee for Voices of NY)

Protesting Displacement in Lower Manhattan

Housing, Manhattan October 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Protesters marched from Chinatown to the steps of City Hall on Oct. 28 to voice their opposition to luxury high-rise development in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.

(Photo via The Lo-Down)

Residents Decry ‘Chinatown is Not a Bus Depot’

Business, Manhattan, Transportation October 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm

The possibility of more bus stops for the interstate carriers in Chinatown has many frustrated residents up in arms and yet there doesn’t seem to be a legal way to control the growth, reports The Lo-Down.

Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Government, Long Island, Manhattan September 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Lower Manhattan residents gathered for a community evening at the 9/11 Memorial on September 8 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

A piece of the Mesertiz Shul’s ark, a religious relic which was saved by Tamid, The Downtown Synagogue. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Downtown Express)

Lower Manhattan Jewish Congregation Saves Religious Relic

Manhattan, Religion July 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

A Jewish congregation in Lower Manhattan has saved a historic religious relic from a Lower East Side shul that is being converted into luxury condos, reports Tequila Minsky in the Downtown Express.

Dr. Robert Madey poses next to a photo of his father at the "Little Syria" exhibit. (Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer via Downtown Express)

Before WTC, There was ‘Little Syria’

Culture, History, Immigration, In the News May 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

A downtown exhibit recalls the culture and history of the “Little Syria” neighborhood that made up a section of lower Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the WTC, reports Downtown Express.

Photo by Pearl Gabel via City Limits

Bicycle Boom Raises Race, Class and Access Questions

New York, Transportation October 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

The dramatic growth of the much-debated bike lanes may enjoy enthusiastic support in trendy Lower Manhattan and Northwest Brooklyn, but the presence, or lack of them, in some neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan, is fueling resentment, reports The Brooklyn Bureau.