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New Summer Camp Program

April 13th, 2021

NYC has launched a free summer camp for K-12 public school students.

Increase in Crime

April 12th, 2021

Data shows that New York City crime rates have increased over the past year.

Cherry Blossoms

April 11th, 2021

Cherry blossoms have been planted throughout Battery Park City and Lower Manhattan.

Pharmacy Expansion

April 10th, 2021

Pharmacies like Walgreens and Rite Aid can now offer COVID-19 vaccines to those ages 16 and older.

New Double-Mutant Strain in United States

April 9th, 2021

A double mutant COVID-19 strain has been detected in the United States. It is believed to have originated in India.

V-22 Osprey Spotting

April 8th, 2021

A V-22 Osprey was spotted flying along the Hudson River today. This sighting was unexpected.

Warmer Weather

April 7th, 2021

Spring is in full swing, with temperatures reaching as high as 68 today.

Eligibility Expansion

April 6th, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has expanded to the general public, or those aged 16 and older.

Two-Case Rule Ended

April 5th, 2021

Mayor De Blaise ended a rule today that forced school buildings to close if two unrelated cases of COVID-19 were detected.

End of Spring Break for NYC

April 4th, 2021

Today was the final day of Spring Break for NYC public schools.

Law Enforcement Activity

April 3rd, 2021

Numerous police cars were spotted entering Gateway Plaza today..

Vaccine Shortage

April 2nd, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines have yet again become in short supply due to expanding eligibility.

Janssen Mixup

April 1st, 2021

Johnson & Johnson reported a mixup in ingredients when manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines. This could set back the company's production by 15 million doses.

Fog

March 31st, 2021

Battery Park City was hit with some fog later in the evening.

Javits Center

March 30th, 2021

Today, the Javits Center had some of its rare COVID-19 vaccination availabilities.

Increasing Groups

March 29th, 2021

NYC will offer COVID-19 vaccines to ages 30+ tomorrow, and ages 16+ on April 6th.

New Studies

March 28th, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers are testing additional doses that will prevent COVID-19 variants such as the one that originated in South Africa.

NY Ranks Low

March 28th, 2021

New York is currently one of the worst states when it comes to COVID-19 statistics.

Ambulance

March 26th, 2021

An ambulance was spotted at The Soundings this evening.

Police Reform

March 25th, 2021

The NYC Council approved several police reform bills today.

Vaccine Initiative

March 24th, 2021

Battery Park City Online has launched a vaccine initiative to inform members when COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available.

50 and Older

March 23rd, 2021

Individuals 50 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in NY.

High Schools Reopen

March 22nd, 2021

While The Battery Park City School (P.S./I.S. 276) closed Thursday due to several COVID cases traced to the school, NYC high schools reopened today.

Pharmacies Expand Service

March 21st, 2021

Pharmacies can now offer COVID-19 vaccines to individuals who are eligible through underlying health conditions.

Vaccine Supercharge

March 20th, 2021

New York will now receive around 1.65 million COVID-19 vaccine doses per week.

Opening of Restaurants

March 19th, 2021

Restaurants will now be allowed to open at 50% indoor capacity.

GPTA Meeting

March 18th, 2021

An annual GPTA meeting was held today.

New Eligibility

March 17th, 2021

New groups became eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in NYC today, this includes the following: public-facing government and public employees, not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need, essential in-person public-facing building service workers (does not include workers at construction sites).

Janssen Vaccines Reach New Areas

March 16th, 2021

New providers continue to take delivery of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Gateway Maintenance

March 15th, 2021

Inspectors were seen scaling the exteriors of Gateway Plaza buildings today.

Javits Center Ends 24-Hour Vaccine Program

March 14th, 2021

The Javits Center is no longer offering 24/7 vaccine appointments. This appointment program began in an attempt to distribute Johnson & Johnson vaccines in a quick manner.

New COVID Vaccine Eligibility

March 13th, 2021

Starting March 17th, a new group of NYC residents may be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Progress

March 12th, 2021

Almost 20% of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Boost

March 11th, 2021

New York officials have announced that a large number of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped to New York over the next few weeks in order to improve distribution efforts.

Warmer Weather

March 10th, 2021

Battery Park City has been experiencing warmer weather over the past few days, which may be a sign that spring is soon to come.

New Vaccine Eligibility

March 9th, 2021

New York City announced new COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, including all individuals over 60 years of age.

New York Takes Delivery of Janssen Vaccine

March 8th, 2021

Over the past week, New York City has taken delivery of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, more commonly known as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This vaccine will be distributed at the Javits Center, Yankee Stadium, and several individual pharmacies across they five boroughs.

Revised Restaurant Restrictions

March 7th, 2021

In a few weeks, restaurants will be able to open to 75% indoor capacity.

GPTA Meeting Announced

March 6th, 2021

The Gateway Plaza Tenants Organization will hold a meeting on March 18th via Zoom. To learn more, visit gpta.org.

Continued Increase in Crime

March 5th, 2021

NYC has seen crime rates skyrocket, including a 75% increase in shootings over the past year.

BPC Online Revises Vaccine System

March 4th, 2021

Battery Park City Online has revised its COVID-19 vaccination system, allowing site visitors to check availability themselves.

Rain Next Week

March 3rd, 2021

New York City residents should expect some mild to moderate rain next week.

Sunny Day in BPC

March 2nd, 2021

Today was a relatively sunny day, signaling that spring is soon to come.

Brookfield Announces New Spring Art

March 1st, 2021

Brookfield Place announced a new exterior design theme for spring.

BPC Ballfields Open

February 28th, 2021

The Battery Park City Ballfields are now open after after being closed due to accumulation of snow and ice.

New Vaccine

February 27th, 2021

The FDA approved Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine today for Emergency Use Authorization. This single dose vaccine is 85% percent effective at preventing severe COVID-19 disease and 100% effective at preventing death according to the company’s studies.

Carranza Steps Down

February 27th, 2021

Today, NYC Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza stepped down from his position.

Middle Schools Reopen

February 25th, 2021

This week, middle schools in New York City began to reopen for the first time since November.

Protests

February 24th, 2021

Protests occurred outside of Brookfield Place on Vesey Street today. The protest's aim is unknown.

Another New Variant

February 23rd, 2021

The COVID-19 variant believed to have originated from South Africa has now been detected in parts of New York.

More Pfizer Vaccines

February 22nd, 2021

More Pfizer vaccine appointments were available today for boroughs other than Manhattan.

This February Ranks High

February 21th, 2021

In all of NYC history, this February has ranked as the 8th snowiest, with more snowfall still to come.

Vaccine Shortage

February 20th, 2021

New York City is having another major vaccine shortage.

Lighter Snow

February 19th, 2021

Some lighter snow fell today, but did not accumulate substantially.

Snowfall

February 18th, 2021

Snow fell early this morning.

New Neighborhood Page

February 17th, 2021

A new neighborhood page has been added to Battery Park City Online.

Warm Day

February 16th, 2021

Today was an unusually warm day for winter.

Weather

February 15th, 2021

Stormy and cold nights will appear this week.

Another Week of Snow

February 14th, 2021

More snow and rain should fall this coming week.

Local Vaccinations

February 13th, 2021

Battery Park City Rite Aid and Duane Reade locations have began giving COVID-19 vaccinations.

COVID-19 Features

February 12th, 2021

Battery Park City Online has launched several new COVID-19 features and pages, including vaccination and testing information.

Schools Out

February 11th, 2021

February break has began for New York City Public Schools.

Schools Open Again

February 10th, 2021

Schools are set to reopen on February 25th.

Brookfield Place News

February 9th, 2021

Brookfield Place has released a small gallery of art pieces and held another trivia night this evening.

Park Closures

February 8th, 2021

A few local sites and parks were closed today due to snow from Sunday night's storm.

Heavy Snow

February 7th, 2021

A snowstorm this morning left Battery Park City with foggy views and a fresh layer of snow.

More Storms

February 6th, 2021

Another snowstorm is set to hit New York City tomorrow.

Snow Shoveling

February 5th, 2021

Additional snow-plow vehicles were dispatched to Battery Park City today.

Teacher Vaccinations

February 4th, 2021

New York City has ruled teachers as eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to reopen schools.

COVID-19 Vaccine Still in Short Supply

February 3rd, 2021

Many New Yorkers have continued to find it difficult to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. In many cases, appointments are successfully booked but canceled when supply runs out.

Snow Continues

February 2nd, 2021

Snow continued to fall today, as the winter storm that began Sunday night lasted a day longer than expected.

COVID Testing

February 1st, 2021

A new rapid COVID-19 testing site opened next to the Battery Park City Police Memorial.

Snowstorm

January 31st, 2021

Battery Park City could be filled with up to ten inches of snow tomorrow morning due to overnight snowstorms that began this afternoon.

Promising Vaccine Data

January 30th, 2021

New York State has officially used all of its initial COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Winter Storm

January 29th, 2021

Another winter storm could hit New York City on Sunday night. Experts say that up to 10 inches of snow could accumulate

Construction

January 28th, 2021

Construction has begun near the dog park outside of Gateway Plaza. The purpose of this work is unknown.

SHSAT Test

January 27th, 2021

The Specialized High School Admissions Test was administered to many 8th Grade students across the city today. The test grants admission to several specialized high schools in all five boroughs, including Battery Park City's Stuyvesant High School. It was administered at both the Liberty School in North Battery Park and Battery Park City School in the South part of BPC.

Snowfall

January 26th, 2021

Today, Battery Park City experienced a light snowfall.

Police Diving

January 25th, 2021

Police were spotted diving into the water at North Cove Marina today.

Winter Weather

January 24th, 2021

Over the past few weeks, Battery Park City residents have felt this winter's cold, as temperatures reach lows of the year.

Vaccine Supply Out

January 23rd, 2021

Today, New York City ran out of its COVID-19 vaccine supply.

Mayoral Races

January 22th, 2021

New York City residents are beginning to think about who to vote for in mayoral primaries, which occur in June.

COVID-19 Vaccine Setback

January 21st, 2021

Today, the city of New York canceled around 23,000 appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This was due to an expected shortage in doses.

New President in Office

January 20th, 2021

Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States today.

Another F/A-18 Flyover

January 19th, 2021

F/A-18s flew over Battery Park City today, this time in a scheduled manner.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18th, 2021

Today was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools were closed, making for a three-day weekend.

More Vaccination Centers Open

January 17th, 2021

Throughout the past week, New York City has continued to open COVID-19 vaccination centers.

SHSAT Registration

January 16th, 2021

Yesterday was the final day for New York City students to register for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test.

Seal Spotted in New York City Waters

January 15th, 2021

Within the past few days, there have been reports of a seal swimming in New York City waters. This comes after a humpback whale was spotted in the Hudson River around a month ago.

Battery Park City Public Library Partially Reopens

January 14th, 2021

The New York City Public Library location here in Battery Park City has partially reopened, offering its cardholders a "grab-and-go" service.

New COVID-19 Strain Now in New York City

January 13th, 2020

Two cases of the new COVID-19 Strain were found today in New York City. This new strain of the novel coronavirus was believed to have originated in the United Kingdom.

Classifieds Page

January 12th, 2021

Battery Park City Online has launched a classifieds page. This part of our site will allow viewers to add classifieds at no cost.

 

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