The BroadsheetDAILY – 9/22/22 – From the hideout to the dorm

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From the hideout to the dormitory

Trinity Increases Support for Downtown’s Hometown College

Above: Borough of Manhattan Community College, located in Tribeca, is the beneficiary of a $2 million grant from Trinity Church to create a dormitory for homeless students.

Trinity Church, the Episcopal parish in lower Manhattan, is doubling down on a previous contribution to Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), located on Chambers Street, which was geared to provide housing to homeless students enrolled in the school. The original $2 million grant, awarded last December, was for the construction of a residential facility near campus that will house up to 40 students for three years. That dorm is expected to open next spring.

Trinity recently announced a second donation that will prepare the dorm for students. “In addition to their $2 million grant that will allow us to provide year-round dorms to some of our homeless and insecure students, Trinity Church has generously allocated Wall Street additional money to equip all dorms,” said Julie Appel, director from Project Impact, a BMCC program that supports students who have dealt with the justice system. “They will provide sheets, blankets and pillows for each student living in the dorms, along with towels, desk lamps, toilet paper and paper towels,” as well as toiletries. “As a result of this new support, our students will be able to move into their dormitories with the appropriate supplies to begin their new living experience.”

“Many of our students are insecure about their housing and live in shelters, surf the couch, live in temporary housing, or sleep on the subway,” said Karen Wilson-Stevenson, BMCC vice president for institutional advancement. “It’s very hard to focus on academics and worry about where you’re going to sleep at night at the same time.”

A 2019 survey of students from the City University of New York system (of which BMCC is a part) found that of 22,000 respondents, 55 percent said they had experienced housing insecurity in the previous year, while 14 percent were actually homeless.

Reverend Phil Jackson (right), Trinity’s priest in charge, said the grants “give a voice to the voiceless and implement innovative programs to help the most needy in their communities.

“These grants are a response to the needs of our time,” he added, “that have been exacerbated by the global pandemic, and we are excited to help the organizations doing this good work.”

Matthew Fenton

Fine line between ‘distinctive’ and ‘discriminatory’

Equity remains elusive on the crown jewel of the city’s public high schools

New data from this year’s specialized high school admissions cycle fuels an ongoing discussion about racial diversity at Stuyvesant High School, the top public specialized high school in New York City. Stuyvesant has long been considered a top ten school in the country and has become the focus of an ongoing debate over the fairness of its admissions. Read more…

Running the right race

Annual Run Through Battery Tunnel Honors Memory of Fallen Hero

The annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk brings more than 30,000 joggers through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel on Sunday, September 25, leading the crowd to Battery Park City and to the finish line on West Street, between Warren and Murray Streets. There will also be a street market on Vesey Street, between West Street and North End Avenue, right after the race. Read more…


to the editors,

What’s missing from the equation is the fact that the student must ask to be admitted to Stuyvesant (and the other specialty high schools) by ranking his or her choices. Stuyvesant does not pick students who have not ranked it as the best choice. Without knowing how many Black and LatinX students rank Stuyvesant, the admissions numbers say nothing.

Sheryl Reich

to the editors,

The team that manages the finish line is rarely mentioned on the annual Tunnel to Towers run. We all come from different CERT teams, although for many years it was mainly the Tribeca CERT team members who came to Warren and West Streets at 8 a.m., dragged the then wooden crush barriers into place, spent hours holding parents, children, cyclists, etc. in place (not an easy task), as hordes of runners passed by. It’s also our job to spot the first male and female runner, the first wounded warriors, and warn the people at the actual finish on West Street. I’ve done this as a team chief for over 10 years and this will be my last. I like what the

The Sillers and their foundation do, but at 77 I have to be a cheerleader, not the chief.

Jean Grillo

Thursday September 22

7:45-8:30 a.m.

Meet BPCA’s Dog Poop Compost Team

Esplanade Plaza

Learn more about Battery Park City’s dog poop composting program. The fully tested compost is applied along the West Street/Route 9A median.


140 Broadway

Los Soneros de Oriente keeps the spirit of “son cubano” alive in New York City and beyond, tracing their lineage back to a member of the Sexteto Habanero, the legendary Cuban band that brought this music of Spanish and African descent to the fore when they were recording. for RCA in the 1920s. Free.

12.00-13.00 o’clock


Luncheon lecture hosted by the Museum of American Finance. Merger arbitration focuses on investments in announced mergers, acquisitions, acquisitions and other corporate restructurings. It is a practice that combines mathematics, judgment and a keen understanding of various legal, regulatory and industrial dynamics. Free.

1 o’clock in the afternoon

Historic Battery Park

Guided tour of the city vegetable farm and perennial forest farm, led by park staff. RSVP required. This tour is intended for ages 13 and up. Free.

15:00-16:00 o’clock

Historic Battery Park

Kid-friendly tour of the urban vegetable farm. RSVP required. Tour is intended for children under 13 years of age. Free.

5:30 PM

Pier 17


6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Fraunces Tavern Museum, Pearl Street 54

Join Sons of the Revolution in New York State to celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. Logan Beirne of Yale Law School, author of Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the President, will talk about how George Washington’s actions during the Revolutionary War helped define many of our constitutional traditions. Reception including lecture: $25. Dinner, including reception and lecture: $130.

6.30 pm

Streamed live


  • SLA related policy clarifications
  • Discussion of Remote vs. Hybrid Conferencing
  • Capital and Expense Budget Entries for FY 2024
  • 9/11 Memorial as a National Monument – Discussion with Robert Gottheim, District Director, Office of Congressman Jerry Nadler
  • Committee reports

6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Duane Park

Performed by the faculty and students of the Church Street School for Music and Art. Free.

7 p.m.

Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Place 36

Jake Sherman learned classical piano by listening to his father play Bach every morning. His most recent album, Jake Sherman Gets Sexy, takes a stance that is both gripping and Weird Al-esque. $10 suggested donation.

7 p.m.

Oculus Plaza

Free moving screening. Doors open at 6pm. Movie runs at 7 p.m. Walk-ups are welcome, but RSVP is recommended. Free.

Friday September 23


Governors Island

This tour brings top equestrian teams from around the world to compete on Governors Island. The Exhibition Village includes shops and places to eat and drink, and public seating for visitors to watch horses and their riders compete for first place. Until Sept 25. Free; reservations required.

09:00 o’clock

Meet at Rector Park East

Explore BPC’s parks and find out why this place is a meeting point for urban birds and great migratory birds. Binoculars and field guides provided, or bring your own.

13:30-14:30 o’clock

Chambers St. Rockefeller Park entrance

Presentation led by Alveole beekeepers. Learn about urban beekeeping and its benefits to sustainability efforts in BPC and across the city. Free.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Pier 16, South Street Seaport

Tour the historic, steel-hulled, three-masted, full-rigged ship from Denmark. The ship’s visit during UN Climate Week is intended to inspire dialogue on innovative and sustainable climate solutions. The ship will sail to the Azores on September 25. Free.

Green Markets in Lower Manhattan

Tribeca Groenmarkt

Greenwich Street & Chambers Street

Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (compost program: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Bowling Green Greenmarket

Broadway & Whitehall St

Tuesday and Thursday, 8am-5pm (compost program: 8am-11am)

World Trade Center Oculus Greenmarket

Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Outdoor Fulton Stall Market

91 South Street, between Fulton and John Streets

Covered market: Monday to Saturday, 11.30am-5pm

CSA pick-up: Thursday, 4-6pm; Friday, 11.30am-5pm

Outdoor Market: Saturday, 11.30am-5pm

Today in history

September 22

A fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

1692 – Last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials; others are all eventually released.

1711 – The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.

1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for espionage during the American Revolution.

1823 – Joseph Smith claims to have found the gold plates after being led by God through the angel Moroni to where they were buried.

1975 – Sara Jane Moore attempts to assassinate US President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.

1980 – Iraq invades Iran.

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.


1547 – Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1590)

1791 – Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)

1920 – Eric Baker, English activist, co-founder of Amnesty International (died 1976)

1927 – Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager


1777 – John Bartram, American botanist and explorer

1828 – Shaka Zulu, Zulu leader and monarch of the Zulu Kingdom (b. 1787)

1989 – Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter

2001 – Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920)

2007 – Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor

2015 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach and manager (b. 1925)

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