The Rise and Fall of New Amsterdam

The Rise and Fall of New Amsterdam

This feature originally appeared in Summer 2011 issue of  Downtown Magazine. In the early 1600s, with the opening up of the New World, the international chess game for goods and settlements got underway with a fervor that galvanized both Europe and the Americas. The...
Manahatta: Discovering the Battery

Manahatta: Discovering the Battery

This feature originally appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of Downtown magazine. Perhaps the great cities of the future are currently just a clearing on the tip of an island in a huge bay; that was what Verrazano glimpsed in 1524, and Henry Hudson confirmed in his...
Tracing the Evolution of Downtown Living

Tracing the Evolution of Downtown Living

This story originally appeared in Downtown Magazine’s Premier issue, Winter 2010. Life As They Knew It It may seem hard to think of Lower Manhattan as a neighborhood. The word “Downtown” conjures up images of glass and steel skyscrapers, power lunches and money...