Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
For September we are going to try a different format – “Top 10 Corona Culture” – updated info and video especially suited to these difficult times OR NYC related visual info (Instagram and YouTube) OR all the NYC news you need to start your day.
We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.
Today it’s Top 10 Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!
2. A Visitor’s Guide to MoMA and the Met – The New York Times
What you need to know before you head back to the museums, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.
10. When Manhattan Was Mannahatta: a Stroll Through the Centuries – NYT From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan.
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here October 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.
Lower Manhattan – Did you know?
New York City is a city of neighborhoods and no neighborhood has more spectacular sights, nor more important links to American and NYC history then Lower Manhattan.
By 1775 colonial New York had become a “flourishing city” of perhaps 25,000 souls and some 4,000–5,000 buildings, nearly all of them jammed into the half square mile triangle forming the southern tip of the island.
There was an increasing need for a future street plan for an expanding city. The Manhattan street grid plan of 1811 — both figuratively and literally — defines the city. Let’s take a closer look (G1).
The Gotham Center for New York City History, a research and public education institution, publishes “Gotham” a blog that is endlessly fascinating for scholars (and non-scholars alike) of New York City history. It’s the source for these articles.
You should check it out.
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.