Saturday, December 6, 2014

NYPD Transit District 2 Detective Jimmy Rudolph

Holiday time regular TD2 Detective Jimmy Rudolph 
plays Santa for children in the community.
Happy Holidays!!

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Next meeting of the 1st Precinct Community Council is 
Wednesday, December 10th, 6:30pm at the 1st Precinct


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution at the Seaport

Brother Joscephus at the Seaport 
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Brother Joscephus band playing at the Seaport in the shadows of the Brooklyn Bridge
Since 2007 Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
has been on a musical mission to make the world a more righteous place.
The two main visionaries of this 12-piece explosion of love -
Brother Joscephus and his eccentric cohort,the Right Reverend Dean Dawg -
dip heavily into a gumbo rich with the powerful rhythms of New Orleans,
old school funk and soul, classic rock and a healthy dose of feel-good gospel music.

The Band gave a rousing performance that had the audience on their feet.
When you combine the music and the message with a one-of-a-kind, high-energy stage spectacle, you got yourself one hell of a revolution on your hands.
From their home base in Brooklyn, New York, Love Revivals have taken place all over the nation, from New Orleans to Burlington, Vermont and Los Angeles to the Hamptons. The band’s legendary self-titled debut CD was released to rave reviews and accolades (“I Won’t Be That Man” and “A Child Shall Lead” were both selected as finalist in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition). “Live at Brooklyn Bowl” followed in May, 2011 and won the Independent Music Award for Best Live Performance, 2011. “Revolution of Love,” released in 2013, takes their signature Epic Gospel Rock to another level. Blending elements of funk and soul with 70’s prog-rock sensibilities this groundbreaking, love-infused concept album defines the Secular Gospel movement.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

This mural above was designed by the great David Zaus
in concert with his wife the late Donna Downes,
utilizing artwork by Elizabeth Williams.
It highlights the attributes of Lower Manhattan, 
with a bit of patriotic spirit.
Happy July 4th and 
enjoy our wonderful downtown neighborhood.
Has so much to offer.

Note: click on the image to see it larger

Sunday, May 11, 2014

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!

To all  mothers: you have spent hours at playgrounds ( and fountains:) early mornings, getting kids to school, sports, activities, and doing just about anything, that needs to be done,
Happy Mothers Day. 
Wishing you a wonderful day:)
And thank you Warrie Price and the Battery Park Conservancy for the wonderful fountain, 
for playing and admiring.

Friday, February 28, 2014

1st PRECINCT COUNCIL MEETING Safety Tips>> TEXTING AND WALKING


At last night's 1st Precinct Community Council meeting, Captain Brendan Timoney (pictured)
spoke about the dangers of texting and walking.
Indeed TD2 Officer Jimmy Rudolph spoke about a woman who was run over in the subway( miraculously not killed) who was texing and walking, and fell on to the subway tracks and run over by a train.
From the NY Post story:
Dye had been texting in the Broadway-Lafayette Station in Soho at about 10 a.m. Thursday when she slipped on the wet platform and fell onto the tracks — just as a southbound B train was rolling into the station.
Workers cut power to the track and freed Dye, who was under the train but not hit by its wheels.
The 25-year-old South Carolina native, who now lives in Bed-Stuy, had been scheduled to perform Friday night at a Valentine’s Day show at The Stand in Gramercy Park.
Captain Brendan Timoney
So Please don't Drink and Drive
and 
Don't Text and Walk 
for more info on the 1st Precinct Community Council see the website

Our next meeting is March 27th.6:30pm at the 1st Precinct

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Downtown Post NYC archive JESSICA LAPPIN Downtown Alliance President


Jessica Lappin, former council member who ran for Manhattan Boro President, has been 
appointed to be the new president of the Alliance for Downtown New York. The Downtown 
Alliance is the largest BID( business improvement district) in the country.  
During her campaign Lappin made a point of understanding the important issues downtown 
she had a command of the issues including: land use, planning, parks and 
infrastructure.  She was also the only public school parent in the boro president race.  


Jessica Lappin at Meet and Greet in the Financial District June 2013 



"The transformation unfolding in Lower Manhattan is inspiring,” Lappin said in the statement. “Few places anywhere can boast of the constellation of game-changing projects underway and nearing fruition. Lower Manhattan is an extraordinary place. Working on behalf of the area’s businesses, residents, workers and visitors will be an honor and a privilege. "


Jessica Lappin will be a big asset to the downtown community. 

See the Downtown Post for news article:   Downtown Post NYC archive

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEWS YEAR 2014! New *Downtown Post* Blog and Newsfeed

New downtown news feed by
Downtown Post NYC.
Some key stories 
Plaza honoring Elizabeth H. Berger;
West Street pedestrian managers; 
Lawsuit tries to block Probation Dept. move to 66 John St.
Downtown Post NYC archive

City Hall Park Fountain
Mayoral Inauguration City Hall Plaza today, January 1st.
Police Commissioner Inauguration tomorrow, January 2nd

       Downtown Post lists street closures and parking restrictions.
To get that up to date info 
Downtown Post NYC is emailed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 
To subscribe, click.  here

Congrats Terese Loeb for creating!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YORK 2014

Typically this blog is for downtown items, but for the holidays the focus is the famous Wollman Rink 
with a typical NYC winter image; skaters practicing on the open air rink. The team is Central Park Ice and they are a synchronized skating team. The team is relatively new and growing in size and stature; collecting more medals every year. To see the team in action, click on this link.
Something relatively unique for NYC. 
Just another little interesting  piece of the city. 
Happy Holidays!!



 

Central Park Ice at Wollman Rink

News and video links

Thursday, November 28, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING and ZELDA


Battery Park has many things, its own conservancy,  a  restaurant, the ferry boat launch to the Statue of Liberty, a number of memorials, Castle Clinton ( that was once a military fort, beer garden, exhibition hall, theater, public aquarium, and finally today a national monument) and a turkey named Zelda. She is a somewhat famous character in Lower Manhattan with her own Wikipedia page:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelda_(turkey)

She has lived almost 10 years in Battery Park. 
During her stay she has taken several day trips as far as Tribeca and Greenwich Village. 
Just another special aspect of Lower Manhattan. 
Happy Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

911 Never Forget.....

Today marks 12 years since the attack; it is a time for remembrance.
My colleague Aggie Kenny drew this poignant portrait of the cross,
that was created in the destruction of that day.