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Volume 6, No. 4   Feb. 26, 2019   

An African Burial Ground Memorial Museum and Education Center would "acknowledge the central role that enslaved and free African men and women played in building New York City from its earliest history, and educate Americans and other visitors about the profound and far-reaching impact of slavery on American society."
      -  Congressman Jerrold Nadler, lead sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives for H.R. 1088, a bill that would establish a museum and education center at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan

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MASTHEAD PHOTO: During a performance at Pace University's Schimmel Center, acrobats from the New Shanghai Circus performed astonishing feats of precision, strength and balance - in this case with balls that they rapidly passed from one performer to the other using their feet. The Chinese circus tradition dates back more than 2,000 years. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2019) 

Terese Loeb Kreuzer, editor
Today, Feb. 26, is Election Day for the Public Advocate of New York City. The polls are open until 9 p.m.
Terese Loeb Kreuzer
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The Ancestral Chamber in the African Burial Ground was completed in 2007 and "serves to physically, spiritually, ritualistically and psychologically define the location where the historic re-interment of remains and artifacts of 419 Africans has taken place."
(Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Around 15,000 enslaved Africans are buried in Lower Manhattan. Most of the graves lie under streets and buildings but a small area now known as the African Burial Ground, is exposed. It was discovered accidentally in 1991 during archaeological excavations at 290 Broadway where the General Services Administration (GSA) was planning to build an office.

The visible part of the graveyard is near Duane and Elk Streets but the graveyard, located outside of what would have been the boundary of the fledgling city, was much larger than that. It was once around six acres. In addition to enslaved people, it held free Africans and people who had escaped slavery as well as indentured servants. It was first used around 1650. The last burial occurred around 1795.

In 1993, the site was designated a National Historic Landmark. Three years later, U.S. President George W. Bush declared the burial ground to be a National Monument. It was equipped with a memorial and a modest museum housed within 290 Broadway but considering the significance of the site, described as "unlike any other anthropological and symbolic site in the United States or the world," the small museum has long been viewed as inadequate.

In February 2011 and again in February 2015, bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to create an African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center. The bills didn't pass.

On Feb. 15, 2019, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand along with Representatives Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke, and Adriano Espaillat, reintroduced the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center Act. They proposed the creation of a museum whose size would allow it to examine African cultural traditions that were brought to the United States by the enslaved and that would have space for permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as space for the collection and study of artifacts and documents. It would be managed by the National Park Service in consultation with an African Burial Ground Advisory Council.

A Memorial Museum and Education Center would "acknowledge the central role that enslaved and free African men and women played in building New York City from its earliest history, and educate Americans and other visitors about the profound and far-reaching impact of slavery on American society," Nadler said.

"From the beginnings of our colonial past to long after the formation of our union, enslaved Africans and their descendants have endured bondage and forced labor, followed by segregation and discrimination in America," said Congressman Gregory Meeks. "Their resiliency should be commemorated, and their plight: never forgotten. Constructing the African Burial Ground Memorial Museum will serve to commemorate their bravery, remind us how long the journey towards justice has been, and contextualize the historical roots of the inequities that still persist to this day."

In describing the Memorial Museum and Education Center, Rep. Meeks used the word "will" as though it were certain that this time, the bill will pass and the museum will actually materialize. According to the bill, funds for the museum would come from the federal, state and city governments and from the private sector. With the federal government mired in unprecedented debt and state and city governments struggling to cover necessary expenses despite diminished revenue, it remains to be seen whether money would be available. Nevertheless, a lot of people care about this and it can probably be safely assumed that they will be watching.

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer

Sean Ghazala, a National Park Service guide, pointing to a map incised into the outdoor memorial of the African Burial Ground showing the approximate boundaries of the original cemetery, which was used to bury slaves and other people of African descent. Originally, the cemetery covered 6.6 acres. The memorial near Broadway and Duane Street is three-quarters of an acre. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Bits & Bytes
On Dec. 3, 2015, Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, spoke at a rally on the lawn in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. in support of the Zadroga Act, providing health care and compensation for first responders and others affected by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Now future payouts for health care under the Victim Compensation Fund may be cut by 50 to 70 percent because the fund is running out of money. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer) 

"Again, 9/11 first responders are pleading with Congress to fund their health care. Again, Jon Stewart is joining them," Washington Post, 2/26/19. Jon Stewart "has spent the past decade repeatedly slamming Congress for delays in funding health care for ailing first responders and survivors who risked their lives on 9/11," says the Washington Post. "Stewart's fury on the issue has been nearly unparalleled among other public figures, emerging louder than arguably anyone else on Capitol Hill or in the media each time money for first responders' health care has been at risk of evaporating.
Now he's back again, urging Congress this week to pass new legislation that would permanently fund health care for ailing 9/11 first responders and survivors, as yet again, the 9/11 victims compensation fund is running out of money." For the complete article, click here.

"The Church With the $6 Billion Portfolio," New York Times, 2/8/2019. "Recent years have been good to [Trinity] church and the rest of its campus," says The New York Times. "St. Paul's Chapel, near the World Trade Center, escaped destruction during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and now gleams following a fresh coat of paint. After a cleaning in September, [Alexander] Hamilton's white marble obelisk also sparkles. Soon the entire church - and a new $350 million glass tower under construction behind it - will, too. ...While many places of worship are warding off developers as they struggle to hold on to their congregations and buildings, Trinity is a big-time developer itself. The church has always been land-rich. And it has long had its own real estate arm, which controls ground leases and office space rentals in the buildings it owns. But now it finds itself with a newly diversified portfolio worth $6 billion, according to the current rector, the Rev. Dr. William Lupfer." For the complete article, click here.  
"Ponte Equities bought 15 condos at Related's 70 Vestry Street. But what will the firm do with them?,", 2/22/19. "Related Company's 70 Vestry Street luxury condominium just scored another high-profile sale. But this time the buyer is the site's former landowner and one of Related's partners," says The Real Deal. "The developer of the Tribeca luxury property has sold 15 residential units to Ponte Equities for about $36.7 million, which prices out to roughly $2.45 million per unit, according to a public document recorded this week with the city's finance department. The units are spread out on floors three and six through 11. Ponte Equities, a real estate firm run by the Ponte family that has a foothold in Tribeca, sold the site where the luxury condo now stands to Related in 2014 for $115 million." For the complete article, click here.

"Loft in JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette's building asks $4M," New York Post, 2/20/19. "A fourth-floor unit in the Tribeca building where the late John Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette lived for the three years before their deaths has hit the market for $3.97 million," says the New York Post. "The couple, who died in a plane crash in the summer of 1999, owned a two-bedroom at 20 North Moore St. with wood floors and access to a roof deck, but it's not clear exactly which apartment they called home. The building is also where mourners gathered to place flowers, candles and photos after the couple - along with Bessette-Kennedy's older sister, Lauren - were killed." For the complete article, click here.

"Wall Street's Underground Russian Spa Is a Dining Destination for the Soul,", 2/12/2019. "The Russian spa does not traffic in spa food or contemporary wellness fare; there's no avocado toast or acai bowls. It serves the same salt-of-the-earth preparations that Russians, Uzbeks, Georgians, and Ukrainians are famous for anywhere," explains. "Think: tender lamb shashlik (kebabs), hearty goluptsi (meat-stuffed cabbage), and soft vareniki (steamed dumplings) stuffed with sweet cherries. Eating under these conditions isn't quite like visiting a steakhouse or brasserie. The heat, followed by icy plunges, exhausts the body in a profound way. It induces hunger. Feeling the life come back to your almost-numb (or profusely sweating) extremities as you slurp up ukha - clear fish soup with a potent taste of the sea - is a very different sensation than feeling your stomach distend after ingesting yet another slice of ribeye." For the complete article, click here.

"Harvey Weinstein's Tribeca office sold, casting couch 'disposed of'," New York Post, 2/14/19. "Harvey Weinstein's abandoned Tribeca office loft has finally found a buyer - but his notorious casting couch is not part of the deal," says the New York Post. "The third-floor, 6,000-square-foot space at 375 Greenwich St. - formerly home to the casting couch at the forefront of #MeToo claims - is in contract to be sold to real estate developer Cape Advisors, The Post has learned. The New York City developer behind the Mondrian Hotel has agreed to pay more than $6 million - in cash - for the loft-style space, which also includes a private bathroom with shower." For the complete article, click here.

Tribeca Film Festival
A still from the film, "To Dust" with Matthew Broderick and Geza Rohrig. It had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and is now playing in Manhattan at the Village East Cinema. (Photo: Lily Rosenthal)
They're back! Well, some of them are back, anyway. Some of the films that debuted at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival are now showing in New York City, and some of them aren't showing in New York City - at least not yet - but if you saw them at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, they will have given you a more in-depth understanding of current headlines.
"To Dust" with Matthew Broderick and Geza Rohrig in the lead roles has been playing for the last few weeks at the Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Ave., and will be there through Feb. 28. The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. It's about a geeky, small-town biology professor in upstate New York (Broderick) who receives an unexpected visitor (Rohrig), a Hasidic cantor who is distraught over his wife's recent death and is obsessed with wanting to know how her body will decay. He hopes that the professor can enlighten him. 
You'll have to take my word for it when I say that some of this is funny. Some of it, of course, is a real stretcher. For instance, when informed by the professor that pigs and humans are similar biologically in many ways, Shmuel, the cantor, obtains a pig so that after its demise, he and the professor can sneak into the woods and bury it. Shmuel wants to observe what will happen.  
When I saw the film at the Tribeca Film Festival, I briefly wondered why Broderick got involved in what must have been a comparatively low-budget film - director Shawn Snyder's first feature-length film, in fact - and then decided that it must be fun for well-known actors to work in something out of the spotlight, where they can experiment with little or no pressure.
Snyder, who was a religion major at Harvard, described "To Dust" as offering "a borderline blasphemous, tragicomic conversation between science and religion, and an exploration of the idiosyncrasies of grief."
That solemn intention isn't quite realized, but I did find the film interesting and worth seeing.
Another 2018 Tribeca Film Festival feature, already reviewed in Downtown Post NYC, is called "Time for Ilhan." The Ilhan in question is Ilhan Omar, who came to the United States at the age of 14 as a refugee from Somalia and who is now a freshman representative in Congress. She attracted some attention recently because of remarks about Israel that were construed as anti-Semitic.  
The film, directed by Norah Shapiro, chronicles Omar's first forays into politics when she entered a highly contested race for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature and won.  
Beginning in March, Shapiro will be taking the film on a cross-country tour billed as "Time for Ilhan Take Action" which she hopes will "engage, activate and mobilize audiences as well as inspire more women, people of color, immigrants and young people to join the movement for a more representative and reflective democracy." Details of the tour have not yet been announced. 
On March 8 - International Women's Day - the film will be released on all Video on Demand (VOD) platforms and on DVD to ensure that it can be seen by as wide an audience as possible.  
A third film from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, "Slut in a Good Way," is due to show up at the Village East Cinema on or about March 29. The film, which was made in Quebec, is
A film still from "Slut in a Good Way."
(Photo: Laurent Guérin)
about three teenage girls whose greatest preoccupation is getting laid. They land jobs in a toy factory where they meet some boys - slightly older - who have the same thought on their minds. The result is a froufrou comedy, about as nourishing as cotton candy, but worth your time if you're a teenager or the parent of a teenager. The film is nicely shot and edited.
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival will soon be here. It opens on April 24 and runs through May 5. Tickets are already on sale, with Film Festival packages currently offered at a discount.
If you're interested in film, the Tribeca Film Festival offers the chance to see some films that may not be available elsewhere and to meet some of the people who produced and directed the films and who appeared in them. The festival is often memorable and never dull. I recommend it. 
 - Terese Loeb Kreuzer
For information on the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, click here.
A still from the film, "Time for Ilhan," directed by Norah Shapiro. It had its World Premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Downtown Post Arts

Hoop diving originated during the Han Dynasty (221 BC to 230 AD).
(Photos: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Garbed in a succession of opulent costumes, on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 24) at Pace University's Schimmel Center, the New Shanghai Circus put on an astonishing acrobatic display that was all the more remarkable because it was happening "live" with no chance for a retake or an error. There wasn't an empty seat in the house.

The performers turned somersaults, catapulting high into the air and landing on a thin board. They balanced on one hand on perch poles, assembled themselves into tall pyramids, playfully tossed balls and hats into the air as they swapped them from one person to another, balanced a table on one foot and dove through hoops, stacked three high.

This athletic virtuosity was interspersed with scenes derived from centuries-old legends.
The Monkey King
The Monkey King endowed with supernatural powers was the first to appear on stage, displaying his ability to transform himself into an array of fearsome demons. A princess and her warrior lover were endangered by the demons, though at the end of this drama, they were joyfully reunited.

Magic was always possible and comedy, always close to the surface.

Historical records, carvings and mural paintings in tombs show that Chinese acrobatic traditions go back more than 2,000 years. What began as a simple display of skills, often during rural harvest festivals, evolved into captivating performances of tumbling, balancing, plate spinning and more.

After the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949, acrobatic troupes were created in every province and major city.

The training to become a Chinese circus acrobat is grueling and sometimes dangerous but those who stick with it are amply rewarded by the chance to travel and also with the knowledge that they are widely considered to be among the best acrobats in the world.

Those who were lucky enough to be in the Schimmel Center on Sunday saw what talent, rigorous training, determination and a 2,000-year-old cultural legacy can do.

- Terese Loeb Kreuzer

For information about upcoming shows at Pace University's Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St., click here.

Juggling hats.

Downtown bulletin board
"Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11," a special exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, explores how sports and athletes helped to unite the country and console a grieving nation following the 2001 attacks.  The Museum is offering free admission to New Yorkers on March 2 and is always free on Tuesday evenings.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Whitney open daily in March: Ordinarily closed on Tuesdays, the Whitney Museum of American Art at 99 Gansevoort St. will be open daily in March, the final month of the museum's acclaimed retrospective "Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again." Extended hours continue on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Admission on Friday evenings is "pay-what-you-wish" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

"Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s," an exhibition of paintings from the Whitney's collection that use bold, saturated, and even hallucinatory color to activate perception will open on March 29. The 2019 Whitney Biennial will open on May 17. For more information about the Whitney, click here.

Digital Innovation Grants: Faced with increasing competition from online retailers, the Downtown Alliance is sponsoring two $10,000 grants, each of which will be awarded to a Lower Manhattan storefront business to help it compete more effectively online. The Alliance, which is the manager of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District, will work with the winning stores to select and hire a consultant to fulfill a critical digital need such as growing the store's online presence or increasing its technological capacity. Only businesses that are located within the boundaries of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District will be eligible for this grant. To win a grant, store owners must share a compelling vision for how this funding will help their business attract more customers and increase profits.

To apply for the grant, click here. Mail-in paper applications may be requested from Heather Ducharme, the Downtown Alliance Director of Storefront Business Engagement. The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Build the Block: Build the Block's Neighborhood Coordination Officers are available to assist on public safety matters, large and small. The NYPD's next Build the Block meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, starting at 6 p.m. at P.S. 234 (292 Greenwich St.). The meeting is aimed at identifying policing and public safety needs in North Battery Park City, Tribeca, and the World Trade Center sections of the 1st Precinct. Light refreshments will precede the discussion. For more information about Build the Block, click here. The Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) for the 1st Precinct, Sector C - covering Battery Park City north of West Thames Street - are as follows:
P.O. Arif Tasoren                             P.O. Dinah Bodden
(212) 334-6462: O                             (212) 334-6462: O
(929) 294-6979: M                            (917) 860-2601: M 
Contact information for the NCOs for 1st Precinct, Sector B (covering Battery Park City south of West Thames Street):
P.O. Adam Riddick                          P.O. Miles Holman
(212) 334-6462: O                             (212) 334-6462: O
(929) 287-6638: M                            (929) 291-1602: M
Free event space for non-profits: LMHQ, a co-working space at 150 Broadway sponsored by the Alliance for Downtown New York, is partnering with Con Edison for the third year to offer free event space and meeting rooms to New York City nonprofits. LMHQ's 12,500 square-foot space at 150 Broadway offers individual and company memberships, drop-in opportunities for visitors, and regular public programming across disciplines. LMHQ also extends a 25 percent year-round discount to nonprofits on all meeting room and event bookings.
Applications for 2019 will be accepted on a quarterly basis per the schedule below for weekday evening use of LMHQ's 120-seat event space and/or its Tesla meeting room, which can accommodate up to 30 people. Grantees may be awarded each room once per calendar year and will be notified within five business days of the application close date if their proposal has been accepted.

July-September bookings: Apply May 1-10; October-December bookings: Apply August 1-12.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Jane's Walk is May 3-5: Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, during the annual Jane's Walk festival, the simple act of exploring the city is enhanced with personal observations, local history and civic engagement. Now in its ninth year, Jane's Walk NYC, the largest in the world, is seeking people who want to lead walks. The 2019 submission form is live through April 1. Among other things, it asks you to describe the walk you want to lead and to select dates and times for your walk. To submit a walk, click here.
The full roster of walks will be announced in mid-April.

Pace University's Active Retirement Center (PARC):
Pace University's Active Retirement Center (PARC) is a lifelong learning program for seniors, age 55 and over. PARC membership ($100 for 12 months) includes a lecture series, access to the Pace University library and computer labs, computing assistance from younger people who grew up with computers and a film series with post-movie discussions led by a Pace University professor.

Movies with discussions are held during the fall, spring and summer semesters. PARC membership is not required to attend the monthly movies, which are held at Southbridge Towers Community Room, 90 Beekman St. The next movie will be on Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., "The Notebook" (2005), about the love of a mill worker in 1940s South Carolina and a rich girl whose parents oppose the marriage.

PARC members are technically considered to be "students" of Pace University and are entitled to discounted admission ($10, payable in cash) to many of the programs at the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 3 Spruce St. PARC members may also use the University's dining facilities.

The opportunity to meet new people and to share your ideas and knowledge is available to all who join. Lectures are held during the fall and spring semesters, and you need to be an "active" PARC member to attend. For more information, click here or contact Joy Yagman, the program coordinator at (212) 346-1244 or

Free admission to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is offering free admission to New Yorkers on March 2. To take advantage of this offer, go to the museum's ticket window between 9 a.m. and noon with a valid I.D. such as a New York State driver's license, a New York State identification card, an IDNYC card, a student identification card from a school located in New York or a New York library card. 
Year round, the 9/11 Memorial Museum continues to offer free admission on Tuesdays. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the museum each Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. The distribution time is subject to change.  

Most of the Downtown Post NYC bulletin board listings are now on the Downtown Post NYC website. To see the bulletin board listings, click here.

Renuka Pinto, an Australian trained physical therapist with over 18 years experience, is now offering "quality care at an affordable price" at her new location, 915 Broadway, Suite 1106. She is a sports and spine specialist using technology, intensive hands-on therapy and custom-based exercise to help patients meet their needs.
A mother of three, she offers specialized services to pregnant and post-partum women to help them achieve their individual goals.

Letter to the Editor
 The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at the World Trade Center site as it looked on Aug. 22, 2018. Work stopped on the church in December 2017 because the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was unable to pay its construction bills.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
To the editor:

(As reported in Downtown Post NYC, Jan. 6, 2019) I am thrilled to see that the Port Authority is considering completing work on the Greek Orthodox Church that has been sitting in wraps for too many years. It would benefit everyone for this structure to be completed.  A quiet place for contemplation and stillness, right at the World Trade Center site, will be a welcome addition to the site.     

Thank you,  
Maryanne P. Braverman 
Battery Park City resident

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calendar CALENDAR: February 2019
Spotlight:  Feb. 28, a day of events in Lower Manhattan  

"Secrets of the Paving Stones," choreographed by Jonathan Hollander, as performed at the Battery Dance Festival on Aug. 13, 2018. It will be performed again on Feb. 28 at Pace University's Schimmel Center. (Photos: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Community District 1, which includes much of the area covered by Downtown Post NYC, is just one square mile but more interesting events take place in that square mile in one day than many parts of the country would see in a month. Here, for example, are some of the events scheduled for Feb. 28.

Feb. 28: The Museum of Jewish Heritage and PBS present "A Night at the Garden." In 1939, 20,000 Nazi supporters rallied in Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City. When Academy Award-nominated documentarian Marshall Curry stumbled upon footage of the rally, he was shocked-and driven to create his short film "A Night at the Garden." The film will be followed by a discussion with Marshall Curry and Professor Rebecca Kobrin (Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History, Department of History, Columbia University) about the history and rise of Nazism in the United States. Place: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. Time: 7 p.m. Free. Advance reservations recommended. For more information click here.

Feb. 28: At Pace University's Schimmel Center, Battery Dance presents the world premiere of "The Red Line" along with "Secrets of the Paving Stones" (2003) and "On Foot" (2017).  Battery Dance performances are characterized by choreography and music inspired by worldwide sources, reflecting American society and its multiplicity of cultures. "On Foot" combines choreography and pulsating music with visual imagery provided live by guest artist Kevork Mourad. "Secrets of the Paving Stones" is dedicated to the spiritual history of the City of Kraków, Poland. Place: 3 Spruce St. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $19 and up. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Feb. 28:  Join the South Street Seaport Museum and SUNY Maritime College's Senior Lecturer, Professor Ira Breskin for "Six Hot Button Issues Facing the Shipping Industry." Professor Breskin will discuss topics that affect many aspects of the world's maritime professions including how carriers will address new, stricter, environmentally related bunkering rules, strategies that container ship operators are adopting to minimize the impact of chronic overcapacity, and explaining what's driving the growth of ferry service in New York and Los Angeles. Registration required. Place: Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Free. For more information and to register, click here.

Feb. 28: The Downtown Alliance's nonprofit coworking site, LMHQ, is hosting a Women's Breakfast for job seekers. A panel of experts will discuss how to employ your network, the power of the informational interview, and ultimately, how to  find the best job for you, right now. Careers are no longer as linear as they once were - the days of spending 20 years at a company are gone. While people change jobs and industries all the time, you want to make sure a job is right for you so that you can stay for a while. That includes making sure the company culture is a good fit, that the company has an eye toward diversity, that salaries and work hours are fair, and that other employees enjoy working there. The panel includes Nadia Abouzaid, Senior Director and Head of Professional Recruitment, Jopwell and Mary Pharris, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Fairygodboss, moderated by Jeannie Kim, Editorial Director, The Muse. Place: 150 Broadway, 20th floor. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for bagels and coffee and an opportunity for networking. The program starts at 9 a.m. sharp. Tickets: $15. For more information, click here.

A complete list of all programs and activities is on the Battery Park City Authority website. To see and download the winter calendar, click here.

For more calendar listings, go to the Downtown Post NYC website. Click here.

A container ship passing under the Bayonne Bridge in the Kill van Kull on June 20, 2015. At the South Street Seaport Museum's Melville Gallery on Feb. 28, 2019, Professor Ira Breskin will talk about "Six Hot Button Issues Facing the Shipping Industry."


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