The BroadsheetDAILY – 9/6/22 – Lower Manhattan picks new congressman, returns state senator to Albany

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Lower Manhattan picks new congressman, returns state senator to Albany

Brian Kavanagh, left, received the Democratic Party nomination to represent Lower Manhattan in the New York State Senate. Dan Goldman, right, is the likely winner of the congressional race for the tenth district.

Preliminary results from the Aug. 23 primary election point to likely winners in the races to represent Lower Manhattan in the U.S. Congress and New York State Senate.

In the congressional race for the newly mapped tenth district, a chaotic redistricting process has created an open seat pitting incumbents Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney against each other in downtown, while drawing more a dozen candidates for the consolidated Lower Manhattan watershed, which encompasses parts of Brooklyn.

Dan Goldman, a former federal prosecutor known for his efforts to impeach Donald Trump, garnered 16,686 out of 64,869 votes cast. His closest rival, Yuh-Line Niou, a member of the state assembly, won 15,380 votes.

Several thousand postal ballots will not be counted until early September. Ms. Niou, who refused to give in, would consider running under the banner of the Working Families Party.

She took a similar gamble in 2016, in a special election to take over Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat. When she failed to get the nod from the Democratic Party, she ran on the Working Families Party line and lost. Ms. Niou tried again several months later in the general election and won the Democratic nomination, which brought her to the State Assembly.

In the state Senate race to represent Lower Manhattan in Albany, incumbent Brian Kavanagh won the Democratic Party nomination with 13,082 votes (or 58.08 percent of the 22,526 votes cast). He was opposed by Battery Park City resident Vittoria Fariello, who garnered 6,535 votes.

Although the general election in November will technically decide who will represent Downtown in Congress and the state Senate for the next two years, Lower Manhattan’s heavily “blue” political landscape usually makes the Democratic Party sign equate to winning. the larger competition. .

Matthew Fenton

Eyes to the sky from September 6 to 20, 2022

Big Dipper, Little Dipper and Polar Star

As darkness gathers on the evenings of early September, the Big Dipper appears to the northwest, about 30 degrees above the horizon. Composed of the brightest stars in Ursa Major, the Big Dipper, an ancient constellation, the Big Dipper is an asterism, a stellar pattern made up of stars from one or more constellations. The stars of the bowl, Dubhe, of magnitude 1.79, and Merak, 1.80m, called pointer stars, are guides to the pivot, although dimmer, Polaris, 1.98m and 48th in brightness. Polaris is commonly referred to as the North Star or North Star. Always in its place, it is useful to know it to orient itself to a location anywhere. To find it, observe the distance between Dubhe and Merak, then count about five lengths from these pointer stars. You will discover Polaris.

The Big Dipper’s tail is also a guide: follow the arc of the Big Dipper’s handle to “arc to Arcturus”, a giant red star with an orange tint. Arcturus, minus 0.06 m, is the 4th brightest star visible to the naked eye and the brightest in the summer sky. Also known as “bear keeper“, Arcturus sets in the west at 11:22 p.m. on the 6th, and earlier each successive night.

Returning to Polaris, we find that the star marks the end of the handle of a rather dim asterism, the Little Dipper. On a clear night in the absence of light pollution, or with binoculars or a telescope, find a second-magnitude star, Kochab, 2.08 m, at the bottom left of the Little Dipper bowl, and at the top left, Pherkad, 3.00m. Ursa Minor or Little Dipper, Ursa Minor, contains Ursa Minor inside: Polaris at the end of its tail, the ladle bowl surrounded by stars. Scan the sky to the left of Polaris.

The image of Ursa Major, the Big Dipper, is from Sydney Hall (1788 – 1831). This is plate 9 of the Urania Mirror 1825, a set of celestial charts. Notice three bright stars on the tail followed, to the right, by four bright stars that form a rectangle. These seven brightest stars draw the handle and bowl of the Big Dipper, an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major. Image courtesy of Wikipedia: Featured Images. Top image courtesy of EarthSky.org.

tuesday september 6

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Irish Hunger Memorial Square

Participate in easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination, and range of motion. Free.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Rockefeller Park House

Using clocks, opponents will play fast, furious and fun 5-minute games. An instructor will offer tips to improve your game. Free.

1 p.m.

Jewish Heritage Museum

For descendants of Holocaust survivors who have become researchers and scholars, the Holocaust often hangs over their professional lives like a shadow. The new book Researchers Remember: Research as an Arena of Memory for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, deals with this phenomenon through the stories of 30 researchers, children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Suggested donation of $10.

3-6 p.m.

Pier 40, Hudson River Park

The Wetlab Aquarium showcases Hudson River wildlife and offers guided tours for visitors of all ages. During Wetlab Look-ins, you can join a walk-in tour led by our River Project team to learn about the fascinating local wildlife, including oyster toads, lined seahorses and blue crabs. Free.

3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Rockefeller Park

Play the popular strategy game while getting expert guidance and advice. From 5 years old (adults welcome). Free.

3:45-4:30 p.m.

Rockefeller Park

For 6-10 year olds. Start your afternoon with Ultimate Frisbee! Practice the basics of passing, receiving and game strategy with fun and challenging drills and drills for all levels. Free.

7 p.m.

McNally Jackson, 4 Fulton Street

While reading. In this haunting novel by a leading author and critic, an Indian writer travels to Berlin and soon finds himself slipping into a fragmented, runaway-like state.

Wednesday, September 7

10am

Rector Park East

Observe and draw the human figure. Each week, a model will take short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive criticism and suggestions. Drawing materials provided and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media. Free.

11am-5pm

Take a self-guided tour of the tall ship Wavertree and visit the 12 Fulton Street Galleries to see the exhibits “South Street and the Rise of New York”, “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners”, and a special Eric Carle exhibit for children. Until Sunday. Free.

6-7 p.m.

Rockefeller Park House

Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat. Free.

7 p.m.

McNally Jackson, 4 Fulton Street

While reading. Too often, Africa has been simplistically described as a flat land of famines and safaris, poverty and conflict, stripped of all nuance. In this insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed fix, weaving a vibrant tapestry of stories that bring Africa’s rich diversity, communities and stories to life.

Today in History

September 6

Painting (artist unknown) of the Great Fire of London, which raged in September 1666.

1522 – Ferdinand Magellan’s Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without its captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

1620 – Pilgrims depart from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower to settle in North America.

1666 – After St. Paul’s Cathedral and much of the city burned for four days, the Great Fire of London was finally extinguished.

1803 – British scientist John Dalton begins to use symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.

1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.

1916 – The first Piggly Wiggly self-service grocery store is opened in Memphis, Tennessee by Clarence Saunders.

1962 – Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars ships dating from the 2nd century AD in the Blackfriars area on the banks of the River Thames in London.

1972 – Nine Israeli athletes and a German policeman are killed by the Palestinian terrorist group “Black September” after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympics. Two other Israeli athletes were killed in the initial attack the day before.

1991 – The Russian parliament approves the renaming of Leningrad to Saint Petersburg, effective October 1, 1991.

1997 – The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place in London.

2007 – Israel destroys a nuclear reactor in Syria.

Births

1666 – Ivan V of Russia, Russian Tsar (died 1696)

1888 – Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (died 1969)

1921 – Norman Joseph Woodland, inventor, co-created the barcode (died 2012)

1930 – Charles Foley, game designer, co-creates Twister (died 2013)

1970 – Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), electronic and experimental hip hop musician

1972 – Idris Elba, English actor, born in London, England

Deaths

2007 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (born in 1935)

2019 – Robert Mugabe (born in 1924)

2021 – Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor, dies at 88

Lower Manhattan Green Markets

Tribeca Green Market

Greenwich Street and Chambers Street

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (composting program: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Bowling Green Green Market

Broadway and Whitehall Street

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (composting program: 8 a.m.-11 a.m.)

World Trade Center Oculus Green Market

Tuesdays, 8am-5pm

The Fulton Stalls Outdoor Market

91 South Street, between Fulton and John streets

Covered market: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CSA collection: Thursday, 4-6 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Outdoor market: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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