In 1991, when construction crews digging at the corner of Broadway and Reade Street came upon a colonial-era cemetery known as “Negros Burial Ground,” much was made of the find’s archaeological significance. Familiar to historians, the site entombed slaves and free blacks, as well as American Revolutionary War Prisoners. But scholars hadn’t, up until then, had any notion of how much of the burial ground remained.
“The mind-boggling thing about this site is that so many research areas have been opened,” Michael Parrington, a New Jersey-based archaeologist, told the New York Times. The paper’s report, however, had little to say on the subject of memorial. There were murmurs about removal of remains to the Trinity churchyard, in Harlem, and discussion of a permanent exhibit to occupy the lobby of the building—a 974,000-square-foot, $276 million federal office tower—that had been planned for the site, but little else.
New York City, forever expanding its architectural and medical offerings, is about to add two contemporary healthcare centers to the hospital corridor along the East Side of Manhattan, in a prominent location right on the shore. It will further highlight the city’s position not only at the forefront of the nation’s medical establishment but also within the design leadership.
This morning, Mayor Bloomberg, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, CUNY and Hunter College announced plans to build two new science and medical facilities in a new millio-square-foot building on the Upper East Side. They reflect the Bloomberg Administration’s efforts to expand science and research activity in New York City at a timely moment when the city’s science, technology and research fields are flourishing.
After suffering her ninth and tenth consecutive losses in a row last night, it’s understandable that Hillary Clinton this morning called for an alternate reality.
“Let’s get real,” she said in a Hunter College auditorium that seemed to be packed mostly with the middle-aged women who make up her base. “Let’s get real about this Read More
Hunter College is getting into the real-estate business.
Former city landmarks chief and Hunter College President Jennifer Raab wants to sell off the school’s 3.5-acre Kips Bay nursing campus, near the recently sold Peter Cooper Village at 25th Street and the F.D.R. Drive, and build a 16-story building for science and health-professions programs at 67th Read More
Hunter’s Jennifer Raab
Hunter College jumps into real estate
Hunter College is getting into the real-estate business. College President Jennifer Raab wants to sell off the school’s 3.5-acre Kips Bay nursing campus, near the recently sold Peter Cooper Village at 25th Street and the F.D.R. Drive, and build a 16-story building for science Read More
Today marked the historic first debate between the four Democratic candidates for Mayor.
Well, actually, there were only three candidates at the Hunter College event, as Freddy bagged it. And they just gave their stump speeches and answered questions. And, oh, Virginia didn’t actually give a speech.
There were, according to Read More
Campaign Is Halted
For N.Y.C.’s Perennial Protester
From Garfield merchandisers to the makers of hair-ball remedies, those with entrepreneurial flair have happily exploited the passion-some might call it insanity-of cat lovers. But few have done so as boldly, according to the NYPD, as a woman who was arrested at the corner of 86th Street Read More
The handlers, donors, endorsers and student supporters who had gathered to see former General Wesley Clark speak on Oct. 14 at Hunter College held their breath after one of several high-school students standing behindthe candidate suddenly faintedonto the_auditor-ium stage.
Mr.Clark, who is still a very new candidate, stopped his speech, joined the crowd surrounding Read More
One of the unwritten laws of the art world, as I learned when I was a student some 20 years ago, is that if you don’t make it by 30, you’re a has-been. “Making it” was plainly (and pressingly) understood as the highly desirable, if unlikely, goal of achieving gallery representation, sales to sustain a Read More
While no location in the city immediately comes to mind as being off-limits to crime, there are nonetheless certain areas that the savvy criminal knows are best to avoid. These include the frozen zones that the feds flood with Secret Service agents and cops during a Presidential visit and perhaps a Police Department promotion ceremony Read More