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Volume 1, No. 124  Sept. 29, 2014
Quote of the Day: 
"Now you have your living room in Peck Slip. There are chairs and tables and you can sit out and use it as an extension of your own home." - Marco Pasanella, chairperson of the Old Seaport Alliance, describing Peck Slip, no longer a parking lot and cleared of construction debris.

* Surveillance balloon frightens South Street Seaport residents
* Last call for Lower Manhattan Tuesday discounts
* Downtown Alliance announces new outdoor music series
* Battery Park City and Old Seaport Alliance festivities 
* Bits & Bytes: Annual Tunnel to Towers Run; 180 Maiden Lane sold; 63-story Fulton St. tower
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Public hearing for CB1's capital budget; Citizen preparedness
* Community Board 1 meetings: Week of Sept. 29
* Leading city planners and architects talk about Times Square
* Calendar

NOTE: The Howard Hughes Corporation has postponed the presentation of its South Street Seaport plans to the Seaport Working Group. That was supposed to occur on Sept. 29. No new date has been set. Community Board 1 has also postponed a special meeting of its Landmarks Committee (with members of the Planning and Seaport/Civic Center Committees in attendance) originally scheduled for Oct. 22 to discuss the Howard Hughes plans. Following these meetings, Hughes will have to appear before the Landmarks Preservation Committee to get a ruling on its proposals. That, too, has been postponed.

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Battery Park City Block Party. Sept. 27, 2014. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer) 



The New Market Building and the Brooklyn Bridge in the South Street Seaport. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Marco Pasanella, a resident of the South Street Seaport, was getting ready to go on a food shopping trip with his family when they spotted what he called "a mysterious truck" with a large balloon in it. When the Pasanella family returned from their expedition a few hours later, the truck was still there. They were baffled.

According to the New York Post, some Seaport residents were more than baffled. They were frightened. "A massive mystery balloon led to panic in lower Manhattan Sunday, as it hovered over the city and caused witnesses to fear that it was part of some kind of bizarre terror plot," said the New York Post ("Photo balloon sparks terror panic in NYC," 9/29/14). "Onlookers first spotted the SUV-sized object floating in the sky some 800 feet above the South Street Seaport at about 8 a.m. Some residents immediately called 911." They thought maybe ISIS was paying them a visit.

It turned out, according to the Post, that the balloon had been placed aloft by a company called Digital Design and Imaging to take aerial photographs for a planning study.

The Post said that Digital Design and Imaging had been hired by the city and had obtained the necessary permits from the NYPD.

"The company was hired by the city to snap the photos for a future development near the old Fulton Fish Market," the New York Post explained.

This sentence set off panic of a different sort. The future of the South Street Seaport is up in the air and anxiety is high about whether the historic South Street Seaport can and will be preserved in the face of pressures to raze the old buildings and erect high-rise towers.

The Howard Hughes Corporation, a Dallas-based developer with a long-term lease on parts of the Seaport, last publicly said that it would like to tear down the New Market Building (which dates from 1939 and was the last building to be erected specifically for the Fulton Fish Market) and put up a 600-foot-tall luxury hotel/apartment tower in its place. HHC also has its eye on 203-year-old Schermerhorn Row on Fulton Street and a few other parts of the Seaport that many local people hold dear.

But Howard Hughes has been mum in recent months. Its announced dates to bring its proposals to the Seaport Working Group - a committee of elected officials, local residents, business people and Community Board 1 members - and then to Community Board 1 and to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, have been postponed.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), landlord for much of the South Street Seaport, has also been close mouthed.

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver believed that EDC was responsible for the balloon incident and sent a letter on Sept. 29 to Kyle Kimball, EDC president, with a copy to Police Commissioner William Bratton and Community Board 1.

Silver said that he was "troubled" by what had happened on Sunday. "As is well known, residents of this community lived through the awful trauma of 9/11 right on their doorstep and many are justifiably concerned by the possibility of future terrorist attacks, particularly from the air," Silver wrote.

He said that the fact that permits had been obtained did not mitigate the failure to notify either residents or their elected representatives. "I look forward to better communication on these matters in the future," he said.

However, it seems possible that in chastising EDC, Speaker Silver may have been barking up the wrong tree. In emails and telephone conversations on Monday, sources that did not wish to be named said that the agency had nothing to do with the balloon. They believe that the Howard Hughes Corporation or one of their contractors was responsible.

If so, the Howard Hughes Corp. may not have realized that many New Yorkers still have vivid memories of 9/11 and it doesn't take much to trigger them. HHC personnel weren't in the South Street Seaport on that fateful day or in the stench-filled months that followed. They were thousands of miles away, in Texas.

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer



In May, the Downtown Alliance embarked on an innovative way of promoting local businesses by giving them an umbrella - Lower Manhattan Tuesdays - under which they could offer discounts every Tuesday. The promotion ends on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

That means there's still one more chance to enjoy discounts at Downtown restaurants and to see the Downtown sights with something off the admission price. There are also discounted shopping opportunities.

Among the numerous dining discounts are the choice of a complimentary appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entrée at the Atrio Wine Bar in the Conrad Hotel, a free tiramisu with the purchase of any two entrées at Barbalu Restaurant and 25 percent off the entire bill for parties of eight or fewer from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at restaurants owned by Merchants Hospitality. These include Black Hound Bar and Lounge, Clinton Hall, Merchants River House, Pound & Pence, SouthWest NY and the Watermark Bar & Lounge.

For details on these offers and more, click here.



Downtown Alliance president Jessica Lappin speaking on Sept. 2 at the opening of the Tuesday Greenmarket at Greenwich and Albany Streets. (Photos: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

On Sept. 2, when a Tuesday Greenmarket opened on the plaza at Greenwich and Albany Streets, Downtown Alliance president Jessica Lappin promised that additional programming for the plaza would be forthcoming. Now, it's happening.

Throughout the month of October from Monday to Friday, musicians will play on the plaza between noon and 2 p.m.

Shir Victoria Levy was applauded after playing with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 18, 2014.
Mondays will bring classical music performed by members of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra. The Knickerbocker players under the direction of Gary Fagin have become known and admired in Lower Manhattan for their classical music concerts and their education outreach programs.

On Tuesdays, look for the House of Waters., a three-person ensemble consisting of virtuoso dulcimer, percussion and six-string electric bass players.

The Tin Pan Band playing 1920's style swing, jump and blues will perform on Wednesdays. The five-man group describes itself as Ray Charles and Tom Waits at a Bourbon Street Parade. They have garnered praise from The New York Times and a strong following.

Spank Doo-Wop will be on the plaza on Thursdays. This quartet of vocalists first began performing more than 20 years ago. Their repertoire is based on the great R&B music of the 1960's.

The week of midday music concludes on Fridays with performances by members of The Greenwich Village Orchestra, a group of amateur and part-time musicians who have been delighting Downtown audiences for the past 25 years.
David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., playing table tennis in the public plaza at Greenwich and Albany Streets.

In addition to music and a Tuesday Greenmarket, visitors to the Albany Street Plaza will find outdoor games including table tennis, giant Connect Four, shuffleboard, corn hole and miniature golf.

The plaza, which belongs to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, has been leased to the Downtown Alliance for a year. It is open daily from 8 a.m. until dusk.

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer


The 13th annual Battery Park City Block Party. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

The weather was glorious on Sept. 27. It was a great day for a party, and on both sides of Lower Manhattan, parties took place.

In Battery Park City, hundreds of people showed up for the annual block party. The Battery Park City Block Party was started in 2002 in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. The intent was to help a wounded and scattered community reestablish itself. Battery Park City residents had had to flee and many of them were unable to return to their apartments for months after the attack. So this is no ordinary block party but one with special meaning and memories for this community.

The Battery Park City Block Party.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
As usual, the TriBattery Pops opened the festivities by playing the National Anthem, and the afternoon closed with rousing renditions of "Downtown" and "New York, New York."

In between there were games, dancing, musical performances, vendors from local businesses and organizations, food from local restaurants and numerous opportunities to chat with the neighbors. 

Across town, the Old South Street Seaport Alliance staged its own block party on Peck Slip.


Marco Pasanella. (Photo: Amanda Byron Zink) 

"We have this idea of doing what we can to make Peck Slip the center of the historic district," said Marco Pasanella, chairperson of the Old Seaport Alliance. "Here we have this really unique open space at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge in the oldest part of the city."


He said that what happened on Saturday was "really cool. There were tons of people and yoga classes and kids' games and just people hanging out and music. I saw tons of people at the Paris Cafe and at Nelson Blue. It made me feel so good that there's a center of a community here and it wasn't just people visiting the neighborhood."


For the first time, Peck Slip is beginning to become the grand, open space that it once was before it became a parking lot and a place to dump construction materials. 


"Just last night as we were cleaning up, [the city] started clearing out the eastern end of Peck Slip," said Pasanella happily. "In one fell swoop you felt like there was this vibrant community. It changes your relationship to where you are because now you have your living room in Peck Slip. There are chairs and tables and you can sit out and use it as an extension of your own home."


- Terese Loeb Kreuzer  


The Old Seaport Alliance Street Fest. (Photo: Amanda Byron Zink) 

Bits & Bytes
Runners from the U.S. Army participating in the annual Tunnel To Towers Run on Sunday. (Photo: Jay Fine)

"30K runners finish annual Tunnel to Towers charity run from Brooklyn to World Trade Center,"
Daily News, 9/28/14. "The annual Tunnel to Towers charity run carried an even more somber tone Sunday after the deaths last week of three retired FDNY firefighters who toiled at Ground Zero after 9/11," says the Daily News. "An estimated 30,000 runners finished the 3.1-mile course from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center, the route that hero FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller took on Sept. 11, 2001, as he raced to the burning buildings. The 34-year-old, who made the run in full gear, met up with his colleagues at the site and was among the 343 members of the FDNY who died that day. And 13 years later, the 9/11 death toll continues to rise. Last Monday, retired Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and retired Firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died after suffering the effects of 9/11-related diseases." For the complete article, click here.

"Sizing Up a Downtown Sale,"
Wall Street Journal, 9/28/14. "The downtown real-estate market has been on a tear this year with media and publishing tenants signing leases, the residential population growing and Saks Fifth Avenue planning a new luxury department store in the area," the Wall Street Journal observes. "So some analysts were surprised earlier this month when a venture of SL Green Realty Corp. and the Moinian Group announced plans to sell 180 Maiden Lane, an office tower positioned to benefit from downtown's improving fortunes. The venture is selling the 1.1 million-square-foot building to a group including Murray Hill Properties and Clarion Partners in a deal valued at $470 million, including debt. That price represents a decent profit for the sellers but not the kind of eye-popping returns that other sellers of Manhattan office buildings have been making lately, analysts say. SL Green purchased its 49.9% stake in the 41-story tower in a 2011 deal that valued the property around $425 million." For the complete article, click here.

"Sales launch at Metro Loft Developers' 443 Greenwich Street," The Real Deal, 9/29/14. "Metro Loft Developers' 443 Greenwich Street condominiums, the site of a long-stalled condominium-hotel conversion project before the developer purchased the property in 2012, are now officially on the market," says The Real Deal. "Cantor-Pecorella is the exclusive marketing agent for the Tribeca properties. On Monday, a total of 13 units were listed ranging from $7 million to $20.5 million, including two penthouses, four four-bedroom-, five three-bedroom- and five two-bedroom apartments." For the complete article, click here

"Downtown development site fetches $171M," Crain's New York Business, 9/30/14. "The Lightstone Group has sold a downtown development site at 112, 114, 116 and 118 Fulton St., on the corner of Dutch Street, for $171 million to a California firm that plans to build a 63-story tower there," says Crain's New York Business. "The property, including development rights, was purchased by San Francisco-based real estate firm Carmel Partners. The transaction comes less than two years after Lightstone reportedly paid $63 million for a number of sites along Fulton Street, along with hundreds of thousands of square feet in development rights from surrounding parcels." For the complete article, click here.

"New York's Slow Comeback to Title of the Big Oyster," New York Times, 9/23/14. Now known as the "Big Apple," New York City was once known as the "Big Oyster," says The New York Times. "Some naturalists are building reefs in New York Harbor for oysters to live on. Some even import the oysters to local waters. Last year, about 100,000 farm-raised baby oysters were relocated to an artificial reef in the Bronx River, just off the shore of Soundview Park in the South Bronx." But Chris Anderson, the lead diver for the River Project, "goes looking for wild oysters that have found places to live on their own - places in a tiny area of the Hudson, beneath the old wooden pilings around the former Hudson River Pier 42, only a few hundred yards from the West Side Highway at Morton Street." For the complete article, click here.

Downtown bulletin board

Public hearing for Community Board 1's capital and expense budget priorities for FY2016: A public hearing on Oct. 28 provides an opportunity for members of the Lower Manhattan community to let Community Board 1 know what their budget priorities are for the district. The board will finalize its priorities during the business session of the meeting following the hearing. Anyone in the community may attend and speak. This is a link to the budget priorities for FY 2015. For more information call (212) 442-5050 or email Place: National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, Diker Pavilion, 1st floor. Time: 6 p.m.

Free senior swim:
Seniors can swim for free at the Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren St. from Monday through Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Community Center offers aerobic water classes for seniors on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. To register, click here or call Lily at (212) 766-1104, ext. 221.

Deadline near to enroll in Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund:
If you were diagnosed with a 9/11-related eligible cancer before Oct. 12, 2012, you may be entitled to compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Registration preserves your right to file a claim in the future (before the VCF ends on Oct. 3, 2016). Registration is not the same as filing a claim and you are not required to file a claim even if you have registered. Register online at by Oct. 12, 2014. For more information click here or call VCF's toll-free helpline at (855)-885-1555 (or 855-885-1558 for the hearing impaired).


The restaurant in Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl St. is applying for renewal of its liquor license. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer) 
Community Board 1 meetings take place at 49-51 Chambers St., Room 709, and start at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to attend. Bring photo ID to enter the building.

Oct. 1: Financial District Committee
* South Ferry Subway Station - Update by Zachary Campbell, Assistant Director, MTA NYC Transit
*Fulton Center - Update by Uday Durg, Project Executive, MTA Capital Construction
* Route 9A - Update by Shilpan Patel, Acting Director, Route 9A project
* 14 Wall St., application for Board of Standards and Appeals special permit for a physical culture establishment - Resolution
* 41 John St., reconsideration of application for a wine and beer license for Chopping Block - Resolution
* 90 Washington St., application for a liquor license for NY Hospitality LLC - Resolution
* 20 Exchange Place update by Joseph Alexander, Project Manager, DTH Capital

The following notices have been received for renewal, upgrade, or transfer of wine and beer or liquor licenses or sidewalk cafe permits:
* 77 Pearl St., renewal application for an unenclosed sidewalk café for Burger-Burger
* 54 Pearl St., renewal application for a liquor license for Fraunces Tavern
* 106 South William St., Store 2, renewal application for a wine and beer license for No 1 Chinese Restaurant
* 104 John St., renewal application for a liquor license for Lau & Cheung LLC

Oct. 2: Street Fair Task Force
* 2014 Community Board 1 street fairs - Update by Joe Giovanni, Mardi Gras Productions
* Sponsorship of Street Fairs for Fundraising by CB 1 in 2015 - Resolution 



Part of the "Times Square, 1984" exhibit now at the Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park City. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

On Sept. 30, The Skyscraper Museum is presenting the first of four programs in conjunction with its current exhibition "TIMES SQUARE, 1984." The four-part series reunites key actors in the transformation of Times Square over the past three decades. Each evening focuses on a set of issues and questions that ask the original authors, including government officials, planners, urban designers, developers, architects, critics, preservationists, and civic activists, what really happened in the '80s, and how they view Times Square now.

Speakers on the first program, presented in collaboration with the AIANY's Planning & Urban Design Committee, include Carl Weisbrod, Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning. From 1987-1990, he was the president of New York States' 42nd Street Development Project; Herbert Sturz, who served under Mayor Koch as Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning from 1980-1986; Alexander Cooper, FAIA, one of the world's leading urban designers, and a founding partner and CEO of Cooper, Robertson & Partners. From 1973-1978, he served in the Lindsay administration as the director of the Urban Design Group in the Department of City Planning; from 1973-1978, he sat on the Planning Commission; Hugh Hardy, FAIA, another of the world's leading urban designers and preservation architects. From the restorations of the New Victory and New Amsterdam theaters, to the zebra-stripe apartment tower and Theater Row complex and sleek offices of The New 42nd Street, Inc., Hardy has restored and reshaped both the physical setting and emotional experience of Times Square for a generation; and Lynne B. Sagalyn, author of "Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon," and the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Director of the MBA Real Estate Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Carol Willis, founding director of The Skyscraper Museum, will introduce and moderate the program.

Place: The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $10; $5 (students and seniors); free (members of The Skyscraper Museum). RSVP required at Non Skyscraper Museum members RSVP through For additional programs, click here.   

CALENDAR: Week of Sept. 29
Bowne Stationers on Water Street in the South Street Seaport. Go for a walking tour of the historic South Street Seaport with docents from the South Street Seaport Museum. The next tour is on Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)


Sept. 30: The Lower Manhattan Dining Festival returns after a three-year absence. "Dine Around Downtown" brings more than 40 downtown restaurants to Chase Manhattan Plaza (between Liberty and Pine Streets, Nassau and William Streets) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Food Network's Aarti Sequeira, host of "Aarti Party" and "Food Network Star" winner will serve as the event's celebrity guest host. Dine Around is being co-presented by Fosun International and the Alliance for Downtown New York. In addition to local restaurants, the event will have two guest participants from Shanghai, China: Lubolang Restaurant and Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant. For more information, including a complete list of restaurants, click here or go to #dinearounddowntownnyc/

Sept. 30: A Citizen Preparedness training program will provide instruction in how to prepare for emergencies and disasters, what to do when they happen and how to recover as quickly as possible. Training participants will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit (one per family) containing such supplies as an AM/FM radio with batteries, a flashlight, a first aid kit, a face mask, safety goggles, an emergency blanket and more. The program is being sponsored by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, City Councilmember Margaret Chin and Community Board 1. All participants must register in advance. To register, click here. Place: PS 276 at 55 Battery Place. Time: 7 p.m. Free.

Sept. 30: The first of four programs presented by The Skyscraper Museum in conjunction with its current exhibition "TIMES SQUARE, 1984." The four-part series reunites key actors in the transformation of Times Square over the past three decades. Each evening focuses on a set of issues and questions that ask the original authors, including government officials, planners, urban designers, developers, architects, critics, preservationists, and civic activists, what really happened in the '80s, and how they view Times Square now. Place: The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl. Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $10; $5 (students and seniors); free (members of The Skyscraper Museum). RSVP required at Non Skyscraper Museum members RSVP through For additional programs, click here.  
Oct. 1: Through Oct. 3, the historic lighthouse tender, Lilac, moored at Pier 25 in Hudson River Park, has been transformed into a Floating Library. The project, created and organized by artist Beatrice Glow, offers opportunities aboard the ship for reading, writing, research, debate and "fearless dreaming." Activities take place almost daily from Wednesday to Sunday, with varying hours. Place: Pier 25 in Hudson River Park. Time: 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Cost: Free. For more information, click here

Oct. 2: Trinity Wall Street's Concerts at One present professional vocal and instrumental musicians playing music that ranges from jazz to classical. This week: Mahler's Symphony No. 4 (arr. Klaus Simon) and the New York premiere of Wachner's Chamber Symphony (2014) performed by the New Orchestra of Washington, Alejandro Hernandez, conductor. Place: Trinity Church at Broadway and Wall Street. Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free.         
Oct. 5: Compline by Candlelight featuring Byrd's Cantiones Sacrae performed by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street. A meditative musical service in historic St. Paul's Chapel (built in 1766) on Broadway at Fulton Street. Time: 8 p.m. Free. 


Ongoing: Go for a walking tour of the historic South Street Seaport with an educator from the South Street Seaport Museum. Place: Meet on Pier 16 at the Visitors Services kiosk. Tickets: $12; $8 (students and seniors); $5 (children); free (members). Oct. 2, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 and other dates at varying times. For more information and to buy tickets, click here. The ticket price includes admission to the museum's historic ships, Peking and Ambrose.   

Ongoing: "A Town Known as Auschwitz" is an exhibit of photographs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage tracing the history of a town called "Oswiecim" in what is now Poland, where Jews and non-Jews lived side by side for centuries. When German forces occupied the town in September 1939, they renamed it "Auschwitz" and established a concentration and death camp there. More than 1 million people died at Auschwitz, including 90 percent of the town's Jews. The museum is at 36 Battery Place. For information the exhibit, click here. For information on the museum's hours and admission fees, click here.
Ongoing: Poets House in Battery Park City presents "A Painter and His Poets," the first major retrospective show of George Schneeman's collaborative paintings, collages, prints, and books, with portraits of his poet friends, spanning 40 years. "A sort of utopia in the visual field filled with pleasure, quickness and wit" is how Schneeman himself described his collaborative work with poets. Exhibition on view through Saturday, Nov. 15, during regular Poets House hours. Place: 10 River Terrace. Free. For information about Poets House, click here.

Ongoing: The South Street Seaport Museum's lightship Ambrose and its barque Peking welcome visitors Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Pier 16 (on the East River at Fulton Street). The Ambrose, launched in 1908,  once guided large ships through the Ambrose Channel into New York harbor. Peking was launched in Hamburg, Germany in 1911, one of the last commercial sailing ships ever built. She was used to carry goods from Europe to South America and to return to Europe with nitrate. The museum's Visitors Services associates explain all of the fascinating details of the ships and their relevance to the history of New York as a port city. Cost: $12 (adults); $8 (students, 12-24 and seniors); $5 (children 2-11); under 2, free. To buy tickets, click here.

Ongoing: "Defining Lines: Maps from the 1700s and early 1800s" at the Fraunces Tavern
Museum. Twenty-seven maps provide a perspective on the evolving nation's place in history. A map from 1804, never before exhibited, shows the U.S. postal routes. Place: 54 Pearl St. Time: Noon to 5 p.m., daily. Admission fees: $7; $4 (seniors, students with ID, children, 6 to 8 years old. Children, 5 and under, free. Active military with ID, free. For more information, click here.
Ongoing: The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission. It offers free films, docent-led tours of its exhibitions and tours of its premises, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, designed by Cass Gilbert. The building, which was completed in 1907, is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One Bowling Green. Phone: (212) 514-3700. For the museum's calendar, click here.

Ongoing: "Give Me Liberty," a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Sylvanus Shaw, is at the Fraunces Tavern Museum. In this site-specific exhibition, Shaw utilizes images from the Museum's permanent collection, invoking imagery of early American statehood in media ranging from oil on panel to collaged holograms, security envelopes, and other mediums.
Through March 16, 2015. Place: Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $7; $4 (seniors, students, children 6-8); free (children under 5 and active duty military). For more information, click here

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