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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.


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Quality of Life Issues:

For municipal attention, call: 311

Resources are listed at: nyc.gov


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:

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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: streets@batteryparkcity.org

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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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 

April 27 - May 2, 2015 

 

Tribute to Hubble Space Telescope at New York Starfest

 


 

"The Universe is gloriously transparent to visible light over journeys lasting billions of years. However, in the last few microseconds before light arrives at telescope mirrors on Earth it must travel through our turbulent atmosphere and the fine cosmic details become blurred. It is this same atmospheric turbulence that makes the stars appear to twinkle on a dark night... Putting a telescope in space is one way of evading this problem. As well as collecting visible light from its orbit high above the atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope also observes the infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths that are completely filtered out by the atmosphere." Click here to read more. 

 

The website for the inspiring film, Saving Hubble, announces that the film will be shown locally at "Spring Starfest" on Saturday, May 2nd. An annual program of the Amateur Astronomy Association of New York City, the public is invited to participate in the festival at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Among other activities, there will be afternoon safe solar observing through telescopes fitted with a variety of filters and nighttime planet, moon and star gazing in Woodlawn's dark sky location. Find details about this promising opportunity here

 

The film, Saving Hubble, was an unannounced add-on to the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) the weekend of April 18-19. In the film, astronomers tell of aiming the Space Telescope at "the most boring spot in space" and leaving it positioned there for a time. The images that came back revealed "thousands, upon thousands, upon thousands of galaxies." I was transported. Also in the film, Neil deGrasse Tyson says, "This one [HST] comes closest to being an extension of ourselves." He is the Director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium. Hubble, the size of a school bus, orbits about 600 km (370 miles) above Earth!

 

Judy Isacoff

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