Seen & Heard: Taste of the Seaport is tomorrow

The 12th annual Taste of the Seaport, a fundraiser for Spruce Street School and Peck Slip School, is scheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 15, from noon to 5p. The event is presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation and hosted by the South Street Seaport Museum and in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Manhattan Youth, Animal Care Centers of New York and the Downtown Alliance. There will be restaurants (among them The Tin Building, Carne Mare, Di Fara pizza) and other partners who have donated products or financial support for the event. Tickets are $50 here.

Friends of City Hall Park will host park gardening and cleanup days this weekend — Saturday and Sunday from 9a to 1p. There will be welcome tables inside the Broadway and Warren Street gates. At 9a on Saturday, dog owners meet to discuss FCHP’s proposal to Mayor Adams to build a much-needed dog run at the Elk Street parking lot. At 10a there will be leaf raking and daffodil planting, with thanks to New Yorkers for Parks Daffodils Project, as well as chalking on park paths. SATURDAY: gardeners should arrive promptly at 10am to plant in the City Hall security zone, so all volunteers can enter the locked gates together. SUNDAY: planting and raking will take place on the Northwest publicly-accessible lawn 10a – noon. At 11a Kate Mansfield, from the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan, will instruct free classes for all levels.


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ICYMI, a video of a man jumping along the mansard roof of 90 West Street was captured by film director Erik Ljung, who just happened to look out the window and catch the whole thing. It’s incredible. The Broadsheet got the backstory: “The aerialist is named Joseph Smizaski, and he is the director of operations for Rosenwach Tank, the firm that supplies and maintains the wooden cisterns that dot the rooftops of many Manhattan buildings. “This was not a husband catching me with his wife,” Mr. Smizaski laughingly told a group of reporters gathered on West Street on Thursday morning. “I was working, taking pictures of waterproofing we had previously done. I was on the roof to prepare for an upcoming inspection by the Department of Buildings.”




  1. Can’t be the 23rd annual . . . Spruce opened in 2009 and Peck Slip well after. Website says “Taste of the Seaport is a 501(c)3 organization started more than twelve years ago”

  2. Sorry I missed the dog run meeting as I am sure a dog run on east side of Tribeca would be welcomed not only by myself but many other dog owners. Would also clean up Elk Street and East end of Reade, which has for years been much needed.