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Volume 1, No. 144  Nov. 22, 2014
Quote of the day:
"In the context of what's happening in the [South Street Seaport] district, we know that we need to be leaner. We need to have a more manageable size of ships." 
        - Capt. Jonathan Boulware, interim president of the South Street Seaport Museum, talking about the museum's future.

* Boulware steers South Street Seaport Museum through rough seas
* Bits & Bytes: Vogue's Wintour says 1WTC has rats; No-fee rentals; HHC's Seaport plans
* Letter to the editor: Howard Hughes proposal an 'affront' to the community
* Ice skating rinks open in Battery Park City and at the South Street Seaport
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Mah jongg marathon; Tenant Town Hall and Resource Fair
* Calendar

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The Calatrava transportation hub at the World Trade Center site. Nov. 22, 2014.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer) 


Capt. Jonathan Boulware, interim president of the South Street Seaport Museum, speaking at the Wayzgoose at Bowne Printers on Nov. 19. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

The lights of Bowne Printers at 209 Water St. shone invitingly through the darkness on Nov. 19 as scores of people walked through the tall, heavy door of Bowne's mid-19th-century building for a "Wayzgoose."

Bowne Printers and Bowne Stationers, both on Water Street, are part of the South Street Seaport Museum. A "Wayzgoose," Capt. Jonathan Boulware, interim president of the museum, told the guests, was historically a celebration that marked the changing of the seasons in the printing trade. It took place when the days grew darker and it became necessary to work by candlelight.

We're also having a changing of the seasons at the Seaport Museum," Boulware said. "We're looking at the next phase of this museum's life as a manifestation of the best bits that we've had in the past."  


He said that it was "a commonly held misconception that the Seaport Museum has always been hanging on by its fingernails. Not true. And not true in a very key area and that is education, public programs and community involvement."


Those would be the "foundational elements" guiding the future of the South Street Seaport Museum, he said. "To the extent that we have ships or collection items or printing presses - all of those things are meant to support that community engagement and the public programs and the education programs that this museum has done very, very well and that's what we're looking to in the future."

Some of the guests at the Wayzgoose.

The museum is now engaged in a "feasibility study" to see what it can best do given its resources. It has a tiny staff and many dedicated volunteers, who give their time regularly to work on the ongoing needs of the museum's historic ships. Some of those ships, said Boulware, are in good shape right now after extensive shipyard work. 


This past season, the lightship Ambrose was open for the first time in four years. The 1893 schooner Lettie G. Howard was sailing again. The Pioneer was on the water for its third season after a one-year hiatus - her 129th year as a working vessel. There were numerous education programs on the waterfront, at Bowne Printers and in the museum's otherwise shuttered buildings on Fulton Street, where a program called "Mini-Mates" for small children met.   


But, said Boulware, "In the context of what's happening in the district, we know that we need to be leaner. We need to have a more manageable size of ships. Some of the ships have needs that number well over $10 million and in one case, probably more than $20 million."


The 1885 iron-hulled sailing ship, Wavertree, will be going to shipyard, probably in March, and will return dramatically refurbished but without her top masts. "We'll need to fund raise - probably seven figures - to get her fully rigged the way she was in 2000," said Boulware. 


He pointedly said nothing about the museum's land-side real estate. The electrical system in the museum's Schermerhorn Row galleries on Fulton Street was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 and has still not been repaired - although repairs have been made in other parts of Schermerhorn Row. Consequently, without air conditioning or adequate heating, the museum's galleries on Fulton Street have been closed since April 2013.  


In its most recent proposal for South Street Seaport development, The Howard Hughes Corporation has said that it would develop 202-year-old Schermerhorn Row into affordable housing as part of a package that includes erecting a 494-foot-tall luxury apartment tower on the Seaport waterfront, next to the Brooklyn Bridge.    


Howard Hughes also proposed building a 5,000-square-foot facility for the South Street Seaport Museum on one of the piers.  


Nothing was said either by Boulware or by Howard Hughes about the museum's Water Street properties.   


But Boulware said he was "optimistic."  


"Mayor de Blasio has said that the Seaport Museum is very important to him and that he wants it to be preserved," Boulware told the Wayzgoose guests. "That means a lot to me - that he said that."  

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer



Bits & Bytes
Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, says her 1WTC office is infested with rats.
 (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

"Anna Wintour refuses to work at WTC due to rats,"
New York Post, 11/21/14."The fashion bible's got a decidedly unglamorous rat problem," says the New York Post. "The new 1 World Trade Center offices of Vogue magazine are infested with rodents and editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is not happy, according to a report. The 25th- and 26th-floor digs of the Condé Nast publication are overrun with vermin, and Wintour has ­issued an edict to staffers to clear her glass-walled office of the long-tailed pests before she steps a stiletto heel on the premises. Luckily, Wintour is not expected to take up full-time residence at America's tallest building until after the New Year." For the complete article, click here.

"Where the No-Fee Rentals Are: Manhattan Neighborhoods Ranked," Brick Underground, 11/191/14. "Looking for a Manhattan rental without a broker's fee? You'd do well to start your hunt in the Financial District, Nolita or Hell's Kitchen, according to data from apartment search site RentHop," says Brick Underground. "Of all the apartments listed on the site in November, about a third in the Financial District were advertised as 'no fee,' along with 22.2 percent in Nolita and 20.5 percent in Hell's Kitchen. That's quite a bit higher than the rate for Manhattan overall, where a scant 12.4 percent of listings were no-fee." For the complete article, click here.

"A New Proposal for South Street Seaport Museum," New York Times, 11/20/14. "The South Street Seaport Museum would be saved, redesigned and possibly moved closer to historic ships under a proposal presented Wednesday by the Seaport's developer, the Howard Hughes Corporation," says The New York Times. The Times quotes HHC's chief executive, David Weinreb, who said, "We're completely committed to the long-term viability - making sure the museum is not only vibrant but sustainable." For the complete article, click here.

"SHoP's Revised, Shorter South Street Seaport Tower, Revealed!", 11/20/14. "Last night, developer Howard Hughes Corporation presented 300 slides worth of information to community members, all about the revised version of the neighbor-hated residential tower they want to build along the waterfront beside Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport," says "In short, their concessions - mainly, to shorten the building by 10 stories, but also to build a middle school and a waterfront esplanade - were simply not sufficient to satisfy community members or elected officials. This morning, at SHoP Architects' offices in the Woolworth Building, Howard Hughes and the design team unveiled renderings and a model of the new proposed design, showcasing the now-42-story structure, which striated and narrows slightly as it rises." For the complete article with photos of the renderings, click here.

"Hugo Boss Ditches Starrett-Lehigh Building for FiDi," Commercial Observer, 11/21/14. "Hugo Boss is moving its North American headquarters from the Starrett-Lehigh Building at 601 West 26th Street to 73,690 square feet at 55 Water Street," says Commercial Observer. "The fashion giant will occupy the 53-story building's entire 48th floor, comprising 68,793 square feet, as well as a partial sublevel space of 4,897 square feet, CBRE announced, through a 15-year deal with $54-per-square-foot asking rents. The company plans to assume the new space in the second quarter of next year." For the complete article, click here.

"Citibabes' Tracey Frost and hubby selling TriBeCa penthouse," New York Post, 11/19/14. "Wanna live next door to the consciously uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow?" the New York Post inquires. "Tracey Frost, co-founder of Citibabes, and her husband, Filip Rensky, a managing director at Bank of America, are listing their plush, kid-friendly TriBeCa penthouse apartment for $13.5 million. Three penthouses in the River Lofts building, at 416 Washington St., including this one and Paltrow's, share an elevator landing." For the complete article, click here.


Letter to the editor
The latest Howard Hughes Corp. proposal for South Street Seaport redevelopment still includes tearing down the New Market building (shown here) and replacing it with a high-rise tower on the Seaport waterfront next to the Brooklyn Bridge.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
To the editor:
After reading of Howard Hughes Corp.'s latest "community-driven" proposals for the South Street Seaport historic area, I can only assume two things:
-  Either the HHC team needs hearing aids, reading glasses and a remedial reading course for comprehension of what the Seaport Working Guidelines and public comments mean (perhaps throwing in an ethics course for good measure) or
-  HHC execs think that New York is a city of individuals willing to roll over and trade their most valuable public assets for short-term gain.

Though this has happened and will likely happen again, many people in Lower Manhattan see through this tactic. Moreover, most of the community amenities that HHC says it will build in exchange for its Seaport tower are things that the city itself should be financing: a school, rehabilitation of aging piers, a waterfront esplanade. The ultimate outrage in the HHC plan is that it would kick the South Street Seaport Museum out of its precious, historic and irreplaceable galleries in Schermerhorn Row and offer the museum a 5,000-square-foot facility on one of the piers.

HHC's latest proposal is an affront to all who have spoken out for proper development of one of our most special public spaces - the South Street Seaport. The HHC team, in their latest proposal, has now openly insulted all who worked hard and in good faith on the Seaport Working Group guidelines.
It's time to show HHC the door. Let's open up the bidding process to developers who value preservation and honor public spaces for public use, and will use the Seaport Working Group guidelines to preserve and enhance the Seaport district in a manner that we would all be happy to attach our names to.
J. Gorman Coyle
Seaport resident

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Ice skating at Brookfield Place on opening weekend. (Photos: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Ice skating is back in Lower Manhattan, with rinks at Brookfield Place overlooking North Cove Marina in Battery Park City and in the South Street Seaport on Fulton Street.

The 7,350-square-foot Brookfield Place rink opened on Nov. 21. The South Street Seaport rink, sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation, opened on Nov. 15 and will remain open through Feb. 23, 2015. Both rinks are open daily, weather permitting. When the temperature dips below 22 degrees in the evening, the rink at Brookfield Place will be closed.

On opening weekend at Brookfield Place, a gaggle of children and a few of their elders took to the ice in the wan light of the wintry sun for what was, for some, their first skate of the 2014 season and for others, clearly their first skate ever. The littlest ones were held up by their parents. The older kids scooted around the rink with frequent spills that seemed to have no obvious deleterious effects. This is a rink suitable for family and recreational skating. "No racing," said a voice over the loud speaker as the gates opened, "and please all skate in the same direction." (Not that everyone did.)

The Brookfield Place rink is open on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on weekends, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The rates are $15 for a single session (1.5 hours); skate rental, $5; single season pass, $200; and family season pass, $500 for a family of three and $100 for each additional family member

Parties on the ice, group rates and private skating sessions are available.

Hudson Eats, with its numerous options for food and beverages, is steps away from the ice skating rink.

To learn more about the Ice Rink at Brookfield Place, email,  call (646) 656-1384 or click here.

The South Street Seaport ice skating rink has been set up atop the cobblestones of Fulton Street. The rink is larger than it was last year, extending from Water Street, where the South Street Seaport's Bowne Stationers and Bowne Printers shops are located, to the northern end of Schermerhorn Row.

An inflatable cube for music performances that last year was west of the ice rink has now been moved to its eastern end to accommodate the residents of Southbridge Towers, just west of Water Street, who said that last year they were bothered by the loud music.

In addition to recreational skating, the South Street Seaport rink will present some special events. On Saturdays, there will be "vintage skating parties" like those of the 1920s with music and entertainment by Dandy Wellington. Tuesday nights in December from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., curling lessons will be offered. Curling, a sport that originated in Scotland, involves sliding heavy, polished stones across the ice toward a target area.

The rink is open Mondays to Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m., Fridays, noon to 10 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

General admission is $10 with no charge for children 5 and under. Skate rentals are $6; helmet rentals, $6; bag check, $8; skate sharpening, $12. These prices include sales tax and are subject to change. Lower Manhattan residents living in zip codes 10038, 10004, and 10005 with valid ID get 50 percent off admission, skate rental and helmet rental prices.

Package prices are also available. A "Family 4-pack" costs $60 plus an optional $10 for drink vouchers and $20 for snack vouchers. The basic package includes rink admission, skate rentals and bag check service for four guests, with no reservation required.

Season membership passes to the ice rink range in price from $70 for students, seniors and children under 18 to $280 for a family of three plus $40 for each additional family member. These passes include unlimited admission to the skating rink, bag check service and 10 percent off private skating lessons, concession purchases and skate sharpening.

For more information about the South Street Seaport ice skating rink, click here.

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer

Downtown bulletin board
Women playing mah jongg at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City. The museum is hosting a mah jongg tournament on Dec. 7. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Mah jongg tournament at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: There's still time to register for the Museum of Jewish Heritage's fourth annual Mah Jongg Marathon, which takes place on Dec. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. The event is an offshoot of Project Mah Jongg, the wildly popular exhibition that was on view at the museum between May 2010 and February 2011 and is now touring the country. It explored how the game of mah jongg has ignited the imagination with its beautiful tiles, mythical origins, and communal spirit since the 1920s.

Advance tickets for the marathon are $36. For $54 participants will also receive a boxed lunch. Walk-up tickets are $72 on the day of the marathon and do not include lunch. The last day to reserve a boxed lunch is Nov. 30. All proceeds will benefit the Museum.

Players may register alone or with a team. The room will be divided into intermediate, advanced, and groups of players. Single players will be matched with other players of their own level. Participants can play for as little or as long a time as they wish. Guests will be able to choose their section at registration, along with the type of boxed lunch they would prefer.
Melissa Martens Yaverbaum, the curator of Project Mah Jongg, will open the event at 11 a.m. with a lively discussion of the history of the game. She said, "Since the 1920s, mah jongg has been used by Americans for both entertainment and philanthropic purposes. Mah jongg is still the perfect way to have a great time while supporting a cause you believe in."
Register online by clicking here. For more information, email or call (646) 437-4320.

Tenant Town Hall and Resource Fair:
Of the approximately three million housing units in New York City, around one million are currently subject to rent regulation laws, New York State Sen. Daniel Squadron told Community Board 1 at its full-board meeting on Nov. 20. With these laws set to expire next year and an inadequate supply of affordable housing in New York City, tenant issues have never been more pressing. The composition of the New York State Senate, controlled by Republicans in the aftermath of midterm elections, may make it more difficult than ever to renew and strengthen rent regulation laws in the city, Squadron said. In collaboration with other elected officials and with Community Boards 1, 2 and 3, Squadron is holding a Tenant Town Hall and Resource Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. to answer housing-related questions that were raised at his annual Community Convention. Place: PS 142, 100 Attorney St., Manhattan (between Delancey and Rivington Streets). Time: 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, call (212) 298-5565. 

Musicians wanted for the TriBattery Pops:
Lower Manhattan's volunteer big brass band is looking for musicians for the 2015 season. The music, says conductor Tom Goodkind, "will be mostly pop from the 1960s and we have gigs lined up in some big clubs as well as the Little League and 4th of July" The season runs from April to July, with practice from January to May.

"This is our 12th season and 12th album," says Goodkind. Recognizing that the members have jobs and other commitments, Goodkind says, "We only practice two Friday nights a month and play only on weekends - six dates, and you'll wind up on a great album." For more information, call the Church Street School for Music and Art at (212) 571-7290 or email Goodkind at For more information about the TriBattery Pops, click here.

Boot Camp fitness class in Battery Park City:
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy's latest adult fitness program, Boot Camp, with instructor, Alan Courtenay, takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Boot Camp is a structured fitness class designed to help participants reach their fitness goals such as weight loss, toning or preparation for a full/half marathon. The classes are adaptable for all fitness levels and utilize a variety of equipment and training methods. The instructor strives to keep all workouts interactive, fun and exciting. Equipment used includes bands, rope, ladder, TRX, viper, and kettle-bells. Alan Courtenay is the CEO/Founder of NYC Boot Camps and recipient of the High Impact Trainer of the Year award. Register now! Tailor the schedule to your needs. With each package you can come to any session:
    *    $264 for a package of 12 classes  through Dec. 19
    *    $396 for a package of 18 classes through Dec. 19
There will be no classes on Nov. 26 and Nov. 28 and no refunds for missed classes. Place: 6 River Terrace. Time: 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. To register or to get more information, call (212) 267-9700 x363, or email

Stories & Songs: The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy's popular program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers introduces and integrates musical performance into their lives. BPCPC's Stories & Songs is a 14-week program of participatory music and stories for young children accompanied by an adult. Through musical performances by a rotating roster of professional musicians, Stories & Songs develops active listening, socializing, and cultural literacy.

When: Tuesdays, Jan. 6 - April 7, 2015; Wednesdays, Jan. 7 - April 8, 2015

SESSIONS: Session 1: 9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. (6 months - 3.5 years)
Session 2: 10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. (13 months - 3.5 years)
Session 3: 11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (13 months - 3.5 years)

Place: 6 River Terrace in Battery Park City. Cost: $335 for 14 sessions, siblings: $315.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, call (212) 267-9700 ext. 363, or email Payment can be made by check to BPCPC, or by Visa or Master Card. Battery Park City Parks Conservancy offers a 5% discount to siblings enrolled in Stories & Songs. For more information about the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, click here.

CALENDAR: Week of Nov. 17
Lights by Tangeez for sale at Out to See, an art, crafts and music fair in the South Street Seaport. Nov. 23 is the last day. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Last call: Nov. 23: Last weekend for Out to See, which has transformed the South Street Seaport into a cultural festival and holiday market celebrating New York City makers, designers, artisans, artists, food entrepreneurs and musicians during the first four weekends in November. New Yorkers have been able to shop, attend workshops, get 3D scans and prints and explore cutting-edge retail. Place: Melville Gallery at 213 Water St.; Little Water Street; Front Street; Cannon's Walk and more nearby locations. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on Out to See, click here.

Nov. 23: Guest instructor Lee Marchalonis, a visiting teacher from Parsons School of Design and the Center for Book Arts, will teach fundamental bookbinding and letterpress printing techniques at Bowne Printers on Water Street. Bowne is part of the South Street Seaport Museum and owns a variety of antique printing plates that will be available for students to use. They will learn how to print these plates on the shop's Vandercook proofing press to create unique sheets that they will bind into their books. Each participant will take home a book that he or she has sewn, reinforced and finished with an original hard cover. No prior experience is required. All materials are supplied. For ages 16 and up. Place: Bowne Printers, 209 Water St. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $150; $125 (South Street Seaport Museum members). To register, click here.

Ongoing: "Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family" opened on Nov. 14 and continues through Jan. 10, 2016. The exhibit includes more than 300 examples of beautifully crafted jewelery, most of it made by the Yazzie family, with some from the National Museum of the American Indian's collection. Through a video, photographs and a handsome catalog, the exhibit shows how the jewelry expresses Navajo cultural values and way of life inspired by a majestic landscape of buttes, mesas and desert. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and on Thursdays until 8 p.m.; closed December 25. Admission is free. 


Ongoing: The Skyscraper Museum presents "Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Movement," on view through Jan. 18, 2015. Times Square today is bright and crowded - a tourist mecca, entertainment district, retail powerhouse and pedestrianized precinct that matches in vitality, both economic and populist, any decade of its storied past. But 30 years ago, the future of Times Square was in limbo - caught between a series of false starts at clean-slate urban renewal by New York City and New York State and an emerging philosophy of urbanism that favored history, preservationist values, electric signs and semiotics, and delirious diversity. Place: 39 Battery Place. Open, Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission: $5; $2.50 (students and seniors). For more information, click here.  
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: 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.

Register now: On Sunday, Nov. 30, learn how to print posters from wood type. In this three-hour workshop at Bowne Printers on Water Street, participants will collaborate on designing and printing a broadside poster from moveable wooden type. Bowne has a collection of more than 100 fonts that can be used for this project. The first step will be to spell out bold words or phrases and then test print them on a hand-operated proofing press that dates from the 1890s. Next, the class will learn how to arrange and prepare their phrases for printing on Bowne's vintage Vandercook cylinder press. The final step will be to lock up the composition on the press bed and learn about inking, registration, proofing and make-ready. Everyone will get a chance to operate the press. Each student will go home with test prints and three copies of the group's poster. Place: Bowne Printers, 209 Water St. Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $75; $60 (South Street Seaport Museum members). To register, click here.

Sunday, Dec. 7 is the date for the next "Block Party" at Bowne Printers. In a three-hour workshop, resident printer Ali Osborn teaches the basics of carving and printing linoleum blocks. He begins by showing how to sketch out an idea and then transfer it to a linoleum block, where his students gauge away the backgrounds, leaving lines and desired dark places in high relief. Then Osborn brings out ink and rollers so that students can print their blocks by hand. The final step is to arrange everyone's work on the bed of Bowne's vintage Vandercook press and make a poster. Each student goes home with his or her own block, individual prints and one poster of the combined effort. All materials are supplied. There are a maximum of six people in each class. For ages 12 and up. Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $50; $40 (South Street Seaport Museum members). To register, click here

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