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The Woolworth Building

By Dave Caplan

The Woolworth Building, one of the most historic and beautiful buildings in New York City, is located at 233 Broadway in lower Manhattan across from City Hall Park. 263 more words

Running Brooklyn: the switch to morning

Yesterday marked the start of my 22-week training period for November’s ING New York City Marathon. I kicked things off with a hot, humid nighttime jaunt in Prospect Park. 428 more words


Fulton Ferry and the Creation of New York's First Suburb

Ferries have made a bit of a comeback lately with the East River Ferry, Governor’s Island Ferry, and even a ferry to Ikea in Brooklyn.  The first ferry route between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, however, was established in the 1630s, just a few years after the settling of New York by the Dutch.  384 more words

Manuscripts And Ephemera

Walt Whitman's New York

Walt Whitman, one of America’s most celebrated writers, was born into a working-class Long Island family on May 31, 1819. Four years later, the family moved to Brooklyn. 812 more words

Digital Project

Fulton Ferry in photos

Here are some pictures of last Thursday’s visit that I couldn’t fit in to my recap. 155 more words


Week one: Fulton Ferry

FLOOD-TIDE below me! I watch you face to face;
Clouds of the west! sun there half an hour high! I see you also face to face. 506 more words


The Revised DOT proposal for Fulton Ferry Traffic Calming and Two Way Furman Street

On Tuesday, Jan 17th, the City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) made a presentation to the Transportation Committee of Community Board 2 (CB2) which included a slightly revised plan to calm traffic in our neighborhood  incorporating some input from our community meeting in July, as well as additional changes;  its rationale for converting Furman Street into a two way street; and a separate traffic calming plan for Atlantic Ave by Pier 6.   906 more words

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