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Volume 2, No. 29  March 18, 2015

Quote of the day: 
"All of these parents who are finding pre-K seats for their kids will find they're on wait lists for a kindergarten seat." 
   - Paul Hovitz, co-chair of Community Board 1's Youth and Education Committee, commenting on the announcement that 378 new public school pre-K seats will be available in Lower Manhattan this fall.                       

* Lower Manhattan gets 378 new public school pre-K seats for 2015
* Battery Park City's esplanade linden trees get a trim 
* Bits & Bytes: Brookfield Place fills with tenants; 3WTC rising fast; death on Rector Place
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Poetry-writing classes; Thursday badminton; Health seminar
* Community Board 1 meetings: Weeks of March 16 and March 23
* Calendar: Week of March 16
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The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City. April 24, 2014.  (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer) 

Children at the Battery Park City Montessori School, one of around 20 private pre-schools in Lower Manhattan. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

This year, for the first time, said Mayor Bill de Blasio's press release on March 17, every 4-year-old in New York City will have access to free, full-day, high-quality pre-kindergarten education. De Blasio called this "a life-changing educational opportunity, with roughly 70,000 children expected to enroll."

In Lower Manhattan, 378 new pre-K seats will become available for the school year beginning in September 2015. Of these, 56 will be permanent seats at 2 Lafayette St. There will be 108 permanent seats at 17 Battery Place North; 54 permanent seats at 52 Chambers St. in the old Tweed Courthouse; and 180 temporary seats at 1 Peck Slip, in the new Peck Slip School. These new seats are in addition to some existing ones in Lower Manhattan schools.

The enrollment period is now open and ends on Friday, April 24.

Families can use a single application to apply for, and rank, up to a dozen choices among both district schools and New York City Early Childhood Education Centers. The application has been translated into nine languages with additional translation services available over the phone in more than 200 languages.

Offers will be sent out beginning in early June.

Over the next six weeks, pre-K outreach teams will be working in all five boroughs to urge parents to apply and to help pre-K facilities to explain their programs. Enrollment specialists will be available to counsel families through the application process.

Tricia Joyce, chair of Community Board 1's Youth and Education Committee, greeted the announcement with gratitude and some concerns. "I'm behind the Mayor's pre-K initiative," she said, "but when you look at it perspective-wise, there are 378 kids they're adding, and yet we had to work for years to get one elementary school approved and for a year and a half, [the Department of Education] has been unable to site it. We have to make sure that there's somewhere for those children to go."

She emphasized that just because a child has been accepted into a pre-K program in a given school does not mean that the child would have a permanent place at that school. The programs are separate. 


"The permanent spaces are terrific," she said, "and we did advocate on the Community Board for Tweed [Courthouse] to be a pre-K center, so we're very happy that they're keeping those rooms for that purpose. It's the 180 seats that I feel the most concern about - at the new Peck Slip School."


The Peck Slip School (PS 343) is scheduled to open in September and will eventually house classes through the 5th grade. In the meantime, the DOE plans to put 180 pre-K children in that space along with two incoming kindergarten classes. "Where will the pre-K kids be sent when the school begins to open in the other grades?" Joyce wondered. She feared that the DOE would end up trying to crowd out some of the other grades planned for the school because the pre-K program needed the space. 


She said she was also concerned about bathroom fixtures, which "have to be specific for children that age," and with classroom furnishings. "A 4th grade classroom is very different than a pre-K classroom," she said.    


Paul Hovitz, co-chair of CB1's Youth and Education Committee, said that he, like Joyce, was glad to have a robust pre-K program in Lower Manhattan, but added, "All of these parents who are finding pre-K seats for their kids will find they're on wait lists for a kindergarten seat."  


He said that, "I just saw a figure that PS 276 in Battery Park City already has a waiting list of 60 children for kindergarten."  


He also mentioned that putting pre-K classes into the Tweed Courthouse will mean that it will not be available as an incubation facility for new schools such as the K-5 school for which the DOE budgeted in 2014 but for which a site has not yet been found.    


Despite these reservations, both Joyce and Hovitz wanted to make it very clear that they appreciated the work of the elected officials who enabled Lower Manhattan to get additional pre-K seats. "[New York State Assemblymember] Shelly Silver and [City Councilmember] Margaret Chin worked very hard on this, and [New York State Senator] Daniel Squadron's office worked hard and so did [Assemblymember] Deborah Glick," said Joyce.    


"I would say, as with so many school issues downtown, that Shelly [Silver] was a significant part of this happening," said Hovitz.    


However, it's difficult to say whether the new clutch of pre-K seats will be enough. There are no 100 percent accurate statistics as to how many 4-year-olds live in Lower Manhattan right now, but Joyce has a pretty good idea. "In the year 2010, we had around 1,000 children born here," she said. She believes that a similar number were born in 2011 - the crop of 4-year-olds who would be entering pre-K this fall. 


Based on previous data, between 55 percent and 60 percent of these children are likely to remain in the district, she said, meaning "we would need 550 to 600 pre-K seats."  


In addition, huge apartment towers are currently under construction or in the pipeline for Lower Manhattan, which will add to the number of school seats needed.  


Not all of those families will opt for the public school program, and there are alternatives. "We have over 20 private pre-schools downtown," said Joyce. "We have day care down here, and we have sliding scale options."


Considering the burgeoning population, Joyce believes that those 20 private pre-schools are likely to continue to find numerous customers.


- Terese Loeb Kreuzer   



For information about how to apply to the public pre-K program, go to, call 311 or go to a Family Welcome Center. Text "PREK" to 877877 to find a nearby public pre-K program.  



Arborists pruning the linden trees on the Battery Park City esplanade.
(Photos: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, didn't do the linden trees on the Battery Park City esplanade a bit of good, though all survived. A violent storm on May 11, 2013 that targeted a narrow section of the esplanade, uprooted several of the weakened trees, tossing them to the ground.

The lindens are among the oldest trees in Battery Park City, and have a limited growing space for their roots because of where they are planted.

After Sandy, the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy hired an aborist from the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) to assess the situation. He said that it would be advisable to reduce the stately crowns of the mature linden trees on the esplanade to make them less vulnerable to wind.

A linden tree on the esplanade, before pruning.
Some pruning was done last year, and more is happening now. On Monday, aborists from the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy were at work on the esplanade, snipping away at the linden canopy. Because there have been several severe winters in succession, the trees could not be pruned at the time when pruning is usually scheduled.

"Linden trees will regrow and fill in quickly and then it will be necessary to thin out some of the new growth - a process similar to 'pleaching,'" said Eric T Fleisher, director of horticulture for the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.

He noted that last year, some oak trees (Quercus bicolor) that had been planted on the esplanade did not survive and will be replaced this spring. They are still under warranty.

Fleisher said that there is still frost in the ground in Battery Park City. "The flowers that we would normally see at this time of year are several weeks behind schedule," he said.

However, winter aconite, snowdrops and witch hazel are in bloom. Several kinds of hellebore, which would usually be blooming by now, are scarce, though some are blooming near the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Snow is predicted for Friday.

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer

Winter aconite.

Bits & Bytes

The entrance to the National September 11 Memorial Museum, where teenagers are now serving as guides. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

"Brookfield Place beats the odds by filling up with new tenants," New York Post, 3/17/15. "Brookfield Place will soon celebrate a major milestone: the March 26 openings of the downtown complex's luxury fashion stores and French-themed marketplace/restaurant complex Le District," says the New York Post. "But the larger news might be Brookfield Property Partners' methodical, piece-by-piece refilling of the former World Financial Center's great office towers, which seemed to be reeling a few years ago from an Empire State Building's worth of empty space due to Merrill Lynch's exit and of Bank of America subtenants Nomura and Deloitte. As recently as October 2013, 3.1 million of the five-building complex's 8.5 million square feet were up for grabs - a staggering 41 percent vacancy. Today, the vacancy rate is under 5 percent, says Brookfield executive vice-president for office leasing Jerry Larkin." For the complete article, click here.

"3 World Trade Center construction nearing an end date," New York Post, 3/17/15. "Since Larry Silverstein got all his financing for 3 World Trade Center last fall, the project has appeared to some to be rising slowly above its 7-story 'podium' level," says the New York Post. "But the pace is rapidly picking up. The concrete core has reached the 14th floor and for the first time, steel and concrete are going up at the same time. Floors above 14 are basically repetitive, and by summer, the tower will be adding one floor per week en route to its full 80-story height." For the complete article, click here.

"Student found dead with throat, wrists slashed in Battery Park City luxury apartment," Daily News, 3/15/15. "A 41-year-old fashion student was discovered dead inside a luxury Battery Park City residential building Saturday after police were called to check up on the woman when her parents feared the worst," the Daily News reported. "A 'wellness check' by cops on Saturday ended with police discovering the lifeless body of Sailor Tindall lying on a bed, her throat and both wrists slashed." Tindall lived at Liberty House, 377 Rector Place. She did not leave a farewell note and there were no signs of a struggle, according to the Daily News. For the complete article, click here.

"Coming of Age as a Guide at Ground Zero," New York Times, 3/17/15. "Annalee Tai, a 16-year-old junior at Bard High School on Manhattan's Lower East Side, has only the sketchiest recollection of planes smashing into the World Trade Center in 2001," says The New York Times. "Being at such a remove from the day's trauma is ultimately what spurred Ms. Tai to learn more about what happened. 'Because of that, I think it's almost my duty to become more knowledgeable about the subject,' she said. Ms. Tai is one of six teenagers to complete the [National September 11 Memorial Museum's] inaugural 'ambassador' program, an after-school initiative for New York City high school students that began last fall. Every week, she trekked to ground zero to examine the museum's collection of artifacts, talk to survivors and rescuers and finally create her own hourlong tour of the museum." For the complete article, click here.

"Tyra Banks wants $50K a month for her palatial Battery Park City pad," Daily News, 3/17/15. "Tyra Banks is as fierce a real estate investor as she is a model," says the Daily News. "The 'America's Next Top Model' star and talk show host has listed her Battery Park City apartment for rent, asking a whopping $50,000 a month, the Daily News has learned. According to the Daily News, "Banks snagged the Battery Park City pad, at the Riverhouse building also home to Leonardo DiCaprio, for $10.13 million in 2009 and quickly made enemies of her new neighbors with a major renovation, combining four apartments into one enormous duplex spanning the 22nd and 23rd floors." For the complete article, click here.

"3 Day-Cruises Worth the Trip," New York Times, 3/13/15. "On a breezy morning in November, a handsome 1920s-style yacht came to a brief stop in the choppy waters off Lower Manhattan - the perfect opportunity for our group of 15 or so passengers to jump up from our comfortable seats and crisscross the glassed-in cabin, cellphone cameras poised," the New York Times reports. "In every direction, an icon loomed. Just to the south was the Statue of Liberty, not some tiny figure in the distance, but 225 tons of copper, steel and iron outlined against the cloudless sky. Closer in, Ellis Island basked in the sun, its main building a Beaux-Arts-style wonder of arches and towers and cupolas...But it was the silvery skyline of Lower Manhattan that held our attention. We edged in for a closer look, as John Kriskiewicz, an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, spoke into a microphone: 'Lower Manhattan is the oldest part of the city, but also where some of the newest architecture is.'" The Manhattan architecture tour is one of several given by Classic Harbor Line in collaboration with the A.I.A. For the complete article, click here.

De Blasio appoints Jon Halpern to board of Hudson River Park Trust: Mayor de Blasio has appointed real estate investor Jon Halpern to the Hudson River Park Trust Board of Directors. Halpern represents the Mayor's third appointment to the Board, following his appointment of Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver last year.

Halpern began his career in real estate in 1985, stepping in to lead Halpern Enterprises, his family's fourth-generation business in Westchester County, New York. He founded Halpern Real Estate Ventures (HREV) in 2011. In addition to his professional experience, he is involved with both civic and charitable organizations. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Tribeca.

The Hudson River Park Trust is a public benefit corporation with authority over the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the 550-acre Hudson River Park. The Trust's Board of Directors consists of 13 Directors. Five are appointed by the Governor, five are appointed by the Mayor, and three are appointed by the Manhattan Borough President. Eight members are required for a quorum and Board approvals.


Downtown bulletin board
Playing badminton at the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School. The community center is run by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Poetry writing classes:
Poets House at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City is offering six-week-long poetry-writing classes and a special one-day workshop. All are open to people of all levels of experience. The six-week-long classes focus on the relationship between reading and writing poetry.  There are classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting the first week of April. Fee: $325. The one-day workshop, "Hands On/Hands Off: A Seminar in Artistic Collaboration with Bill Berkson," takes place on Saturday, April 25, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. This seminar, inspired by last season's exhibition, "A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman," includes an overview of the often spontaneous and casual collaborations developed by New York artists and poets from the 1950's onward, and the opportunity to create and collaborate on new work. Fee: $25. For more information and to register, click here.

Thursday badminton: Play badminton on Thursday evenings at the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School (CCSHS), which has one singles court and two doubles courts. Rackets and birdies provided. Place: 345 Chambers St. Time: 7:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Cost: $15 (adult non-members of the Community Center); $10 (seniors, youth and student non-members); free for full CCSHS members and gym-only members. For more information, click here.

"Council Member for a Day":
The New York City Council Women's Caucus will be conducting its annual "Council Member for a Day" on Thursday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Female middle and high school students who are interested in a career in public service or community work are invited to apply. The event will include a lunch with the Womens' Caucus and inclusion in the City Council's Stated Council Meeting.

City Councilmember Margaret Chin is seeking nominations from Council District 1, which she represents. Applicants, to be eligible, must live in Council District 1.

To nominate a young woman to be Council Member for a Day, submit her name, age, school, grade, street address, and a short paragraph about why you are nominating her by Friday, March 20 to Amanda Farias at (Make sure that the young woman is interested and available before you submit her name!) For the permission slip that accepted young women can provide to their schools, click here.
Contact Xiaomin Zhao at for more information.

Art portfolio development for teens: The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy is running a class this summer to help students entering grades 7 to 12 develop the art portfolios that they will need for further art study. Participants in the class, which runs from July 6 to July 31, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will learn new techniques using a variety of media. Studio work will be supplemented with weekly museum and gallery outings to look, discuss and draw. The registration deadline is March 31. Tuition is $1,000 for four weeks, with 50% payment required at registration. A limited number of partial scholarships based on financial need are available. All art materials are provided and included in the tuition. For information, call (212) 267-9700, ext. 366 or email
Health and Wellness seminars: Free health and wellness seminars are being presented at Pace University in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. On March 26, Dr. Elaine Barfield will talk about "Celiac Disease: Fact vs. Fiction." On April 21, Catherine Lord, Ph.D., will discuss "New Approaches and Challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders." All seminars will begin at 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. with registration and light refreshments. The presentations will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by question and answer sessions. Space is limited. RSVP to Place: Pace University, Aniello Bianco room, 3 Spruce St.

COMMUNITY BOARD 1 MEETINGS: Weeks of March 16 and March 23

A vendor at the annual Indian street fair on Water Street. On March 24, CB1's Seaport/Civic Center Committee will consider a request for this year's permit.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

All meetings take place at the Community Board 1 office, 49-51 Chambers St., Room 709, starting at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend. Bring photo ID to enter the building.

March 19: Quality of Life Committee (Canceled)
March 24: Seaport/Civic Center Committee
                Location: Pace University, 3 Spruce St., B Level - Student Union
                Time: 5:30 p.m.
* City Hall Park - Update by CB1 staff
* 5 Beekman St., liquor license application for Slip Anchor LLC - Resolution (Postponed to April)
* Street activity permit for The Association of Indians in America on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Water St between Fulton St. and Fletcher St., John St. between Front St. and Water St., and Front St. between John Street and Maiden Lane - Resolution
* Street activity permit for The Iron Horse NYC Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Cliff St. between John and Fulton Streets - Resolution
March 24: CB 1 Monthly Board Meeting
                 Location: Pace University, 3 Spruce St., B Level - Student Union
                Time: 6 p.m.

March 31: Sidewalk Café Working Group
* Review CB1 sidewalk café guidelines and zoning regulations and recommend revisions, with Richard Suarez, Planner, Department of City Planning - Resolution

CALENDAR: Week of March 16

Teri Madonna as Isabelle Eberhardt in "The Nomad," with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney, at the Flea Theater through April 6.

March 19: Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights in Jazz" presents "Saxophones Supreme" at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Place: 199 Chambers St. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $45; $40 (students). For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

March 22: Author Leah Koenig talks with food writer Gabriella Gershenson about "Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes and Customs for Today's Kitchen" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
This popular food columnist's new book features innovative recipes with tasty Jewish dishes for today's seasonal kitchen. The discussion will be followed by a reception featuring recipes from the book. Place: 36 Battery Place. Time: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15; $12 (museum members). For more information and to buy tickets, click here.  
Ongoing: The Skyscraper Museum's new exhibition, "Ten Tops," surveys all buildings in the world today, completed or under construction, that are 100 stories and taller. Of these 24 towers, the exhibition focuses on 10 (plus a few more), zooming in on their uppermost floors to see how they were designed and constructed. Through September 2015. Place: 39 Battery Place. Hours: Noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays to Sundays. Admission: $5; $2.50 (students and seniors). For more information, click here.

Ongoing: Every Tuesday through April 7, Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place presents movie trivia with Maggie Ross from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a film with a food-related theme from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each round of trivia has a different theme with prizes for individual rounds and a growler from Mighty Quinn's BBQ for the overall weekly team champion. Free. For more information, click here.

Ongoing: "The Nomad," a new musical with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney, gets its world premiere at The Flea Theater in Tribeca. The story, told entirely with song and dance, is based on the life of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904), who was born in Switzerland and defied all expectations and conventions when went to live in the Sahara desert, becoming a practicing Muslim and dressing as a man so that she could have the freedom to travel and work. A writer and journalist by trade, she was both an associate of the French colonists and an advocate for the disenfranchised citizens. She was killed in a flash flood at the age of 27. Through April 6. Place: 41 White St. Tickets: $70-$15 (lowest price tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis). VIP tickets, including reserved seats and unlimited drinks, $100. For more information and to buy tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or click here.


Ongoing: The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy's 2015 Annual Art Exhibition of artwork created in the Conservancy's free art programs such as Figure al Fresco, Elements of Nature Drawing,  Art + Games, and Preschool Art. Place: 75 Battery Place. Time:  The exhibition will be on view weekdays from Jan. 26 to March 27, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: The Woolworth Building was designed by Cass Gilbert to house the offices of the F. W. Woolworth Company and was the tallest building in the world from 1913 until 1930. With its ornamental gothic-style exterior, it dominated the New York City skyline and served as an icon of American ingenuity with state of the art steel construction, fireproofing and high-speed elevators and it was dubbed "the Cathedral of Commerce." The building is still privately owned and operated, and has long been closed to the public. Tours of its magnificent landmarked lobby featuring marble, mosaics, and murals have only recently been made available and can be taken for 30-minutes, 60-minutes or 90-minutes. Custom and Private tours for groups of 10 - 35 can also be arranged. Place: 233 Broadway. Various times. Tickets: $20, $30 and $45, depending on the length of the tour. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Ongoing: An exhibit at Poets House called "Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets" is a compendium of imaginative and sometimes touching holiday greetings. The exhibit has been drawn from the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University and was curated by Kevin Young and Lisa Chinn. See "Happy Holidays" greetings from Langston Hughes, "Seasons Greetings" from Seamus and Marie Heaney and handmade valentines exchanged by Alice Notley and Ted Berrigan. This exhibition explores the vibrant, often funny, and always fascinating portraits of time, affection and ties of love and friendship. The exhibition is on view during library hours through March 21, 2015. Place: 10 River Terrace. Free. For more information, 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: "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 lobby of the South Street Seaport Museum at 12 Fulton St. on Schermerhorn Row is open three days a week with interpretive displays and activities. Access to the museum's upstairs galleries is by appointment or for education programs only. For private tours of Schermerhorn Row and its old hotels, email Lobby access: Fridays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ongoing: The South Street Seaport Museum's lightship Ambrose and its barque Peking welcome visitors Fridays 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. In addition, a guide to the Ambrose can be downloaded from the Internet by clicking here. 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.

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