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Elected officials serving Lower Manhattan:

For a list of elected officials serving Lower Manhattan, including their addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, click HERE.

Questions and Complaints:

Quality of Life Issues:

For municipal attention, call: 311

Resources are listed at:

Community Board 1:

There is a Quality of Life Committee and Committees for each Lower Manhattan district

(Battery Park City, Financial District, Tribeca, and the Seaport). 

Contact Information:

49-51 Chambers Street, Room 715, New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-442-5050

Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager

Evan Lacher, Community Liaison

Lucy Acevedo, Community Coordinator

Diana Switaj, Land Use and Planning Consultant

Battery Park City Authority:

Dedicated email for community concerns:

phone: (212) 417-2000

One World Financial Center, 24 Floor, New York, NY 10280

Park Enforcement Patrol in Battery Park City:

For expedited attention, call: 212-417-3100

For police, fire, or medical emergencies, call: 911 

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World Trade Center:

For updates about the WTC construction, Fulton Street Transportation Hub, and more, 

click HERE.

Lower Manhattan Transit and Traffic Updates: HERE

Department Of Transportation (DOT) Traffic Advisories: HERE 

Weekend Traffic Advisories: HERE


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Eyes to the Sky, October 20 - 24, 2014

Orionids Meteor Shower, Dark Morning Highlights

Comet Halley, source of Orionids

Credit: ESA/Max-Planck-Institute

"Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and for their speed. These meteors are fast - they travel at about 148,000 mph (66 km/s) into the Earth's atmosphere," researchers wrote on NASA's Orionids page.

The Orionid meteor shower and the movement from old to new moon add to the fullness of the skywatcher's calendar this week. There will be the seasonal comings and goings of the stars and the near miss of a partial solar eclipse that will be enjoyed west of our region (the sun will be setting here as the eclipse begins). Relatively late risers may take advantage of a special window of opportunity for indulging in the wonders of dawn star and planet gazing as some of the darkest mornings - latest sunrises of the year - will occur during the next two weeks due to the trick of extended Daylight "Saving" Time.

Watch the thinning 

crescent Moon pass 

Jupiter and Regulus 

in early dawn

At dawn, planet Jupiter shines high in the southeast, above Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Tomorrow, a delicate crescent moon lines up with the planet and the star. The crescent appears at the base of the line-up, adding ineffable charm to the early morning darkness. Recent to rise above the east-northeastern horizon at dawn, spectacular Arcturus may be seen to the left of the threesome until about 6:40, and a minute or two later everyday through November 1st. Sunrise tomorrow is at 7:13; on Saturday, November 1st, sunrise will be at 7:26, dawn at 6:57! These are the same sunrise times as from mid-December through January, and it will be colder then. Note that on November 2nd clocks fall back to Eastern Standard Time and the sun will rise at 6:27.

Away from city lights, Orionid meteors may fall into your predawn viewing until November 7, although the peak of the meteor shower is predicted for after midnight tonight until 5:30am. The radiant is above Orion, to the south, but look with a wide view. About 20 awe-inspiring shooting stars per hour are predicted.

Judy Isacoff