Fraunces Tavern: Where young republic got its start

By Kaitlen Jay Exum “Forging a New Nation” Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl St General admission: $3.00; $2.00 students and seniors Children under 6 free Exhibit runs until December 31, 2003. “Forging a New Nation,” the exhibit at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Pearl Street, details the story of the Tavern in the late 18th […]

Fire Museum – where young and old alike relive history

By Susan Phillips New York City Fire Museum 278 Spring St. Tues. – Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM Donation: $4 for adults, $1 children. Birthday party package available. Includes cake, juice and fire theme toys. For more information, call 212-691-1303 or visit Housed in the former Engine 30 firehouse on Spring Street between […]

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Volume 16, Number 12 | Aug. 19–Aug. 25, 2003 LISTINGS FILM COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS, 145 Ludlow St., 254-5277: Tue.–Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, local, underground & independent films, 9:30 p.m., $5. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Gramercy Theater, 127 E. 23rd St., 777-4900: Call for current showings. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Cantor Film Center, 36 E. Eighth St., 212-414-2688: […]


THE NIGHT CAPTURED “Enchanted Evening,” a group exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery through August 22, contains photographs that revolve around the theme of the night. “California,” brings forth feelings of those summer evenings past, present & future. The gallery is located at 535 West 22nd St. and can be reached by calling 646-230-9610. SUPPORTING THE […]


Tai Chi class in Battery Park City Thursdays in Rockefeller Park, 4-5 p.m. Fridays at Esplanade Plaza, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Battery park city parks conservancy, 212-267-9700: FIGURE al FRESCO, Wed., 3-5 p.m., South Cove: Learn figure drawing outdoors with a clothed model and an artist/educator.Call for registration; INLINE SKATING, Fri.-Sun., various times: call for schedule of […]

In the darkness,our spirit shone

As shown time and again, when a crisis strikes, New Yorkers always pull through, and they do it by pulling together. The blackout that started last Thursday afternoon was a truly frightening event. First of all there was the extent of the outage — stretching all the way to Cleveland and Detroit and into Canada. […]

Downtown local

The view north from Prince St. in Soho as the sun was setting around 8 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 14, the first day of the blackout. L.M.D.C. allocates funds to promoteChinatown tourism The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced last week that it will help fund a $2 million tourism and marketing campaign to attract visitors […]

Downtown in the dark

By Jane Flanagan For some it evoked feelings of 9/11. “Back during the blackout in 1977 I had a party. I was the only one in my building with a gas stove and people came over to eat beans and drink beer. It was fun. But this time all I wanted to do was flee,” […]


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Counseling program faces cutbacks

As the two-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, a federally funded mental health program is reducing the number of its counselors helping New Yorkers cope with the aftereffects of the trade center disaster. The Project Liberty program is set to expire at the end of the year. It was established after the terror […]


Volume 16, Number 12 | Aug. 19–Aug. 25, 2003 LISTINGS COMEDY/ CABARET/ RESTAURANTS ARLENE’S GROCERY, 95 Stanton St., 358-1633: Mon.–“The Lesion Lifestyle Experience,” a rock & roll event, 8:30 p.m., $1. BOSTON COMEDY CLUB, 82 W. Third St., 477-1000: Mon.–“Blue Monday,” laugh w/ some of New York’s best comics, 10 p.m., $5 plus one-drink min. […]

Clock stopper

It looks like one can safely set his or her watch by the clock outside the Woolworth Building. As the above photo shows, when the blackout hit, the big timepiece stopped right on the dot at 4:11 p.m.

Chronicling the Triangle Shirtwaist tragedy

By JERRY TALLMER “SHIRTWAIST” NYCFringe Festival Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. and Friday at 10 p.m. at Teatro La Tea 107 Suffolk Street 212-279-4488 Originally it was called the Asch Building. Later it became the Brown Building. Whatever the name, it is still there, at the intersection of Washington Place and Greene Street, directly across from […]

Chinatown, East Side were last to get power

By Lincoln Anderson Although some parts of Manhattan got electric power back relatively soon Friday morning following Thursday’s blackout, Lower Manhattan’s East Side was not so lucky and as Friday evening deepened fears grew in these neighborhoods of yet another frightening and uncomfortable night in the heat and dark. Southbridge Towers and Hanover Sq. in […]


BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY 2 South End Ave., 212-267-9700: Free weekly recreation, sports & art programs for kids, all activities through October 31 unless otherwise indicated, call for specific info for future programs: PRESCHOOL PLAY AS YOU PLEASE, Tue., 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller park: Kids choose group games and our programming Leaders organize the fun […]