Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.
We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
For October 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 Selected NYC Instagram Photos.
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here November 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.
New York played an important role in the story of American independence and was a growing urban center of about 20,000 crowded onto the southern tip of Manhattan Island when the rebellious Colonies declared their independence from England in 1776.
The Battle of Brooklyn (August 1776), was the first major battle after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and was the largest battle of the entire war. The city was occupied by the British in the wake of a series of American defeats and retreats in the summer and fall of 1776 and the port city became the central base for British operations during the conflict. NYC was also the last place in America that the British left, not until over two years after their ‘final’ defeat.
Of course, some of the best insight to New York’s Revolutionary War past can be found in books. Here are three I think are quite informative (p).
Rick Atkinson’s Savage American Revolution – The New York Times
Cabal! The Plot Against General Washington | Museum of the American Revolution | Philadelphia History Museum
Review: The Battle for New York by Barnet Schechter | Books | The Guardian
What to Read Before Your Historical Tour of New York City – The New York Times
Now, how about some other useful New York City information.
327 NYC Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today – New York – The Infatuation
New York Film Festival: 10 Great Movies You Can (Mostly) Stream Online – The New York Times
The Met and MoMA in New York reopen to the public after months-long shutdowns – The Washington Post
When Will Concerts Return? Experts Weigh In. | HuffPost Life
How Are The Arts Fairing Amid The Pandemic?