The BroadsheetDAILY – 9/22/22 – From Shelter to Dorm

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From shelter to dormitory

Trinity bolsters support for downtown Hometown College

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

Trinity Church, the Episcopal Parish of Lower Manhattan, is doubling down on an earlier contribution to the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), located on Chambers Street, which was designed to provide housing for homeless students enrolled in the school. The initial $2 million grant, awarded last December, was to build a residential facility near campus that will house up to 40 students for three years. This dorm should be open next spring.

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

“Many of our students are housing insecure and living in shelters, surfing on couches, living in transitional housing, or sleeping on the subway,” said Karen Wilson-Stevenson, BMCC vice president for institutional advancement. “It’s very difficult to focus on academics while worrying about where you’re going to sleep at night.”

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

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

“These grants are a response to the needs of our time,” he added, “which have been exacerbated by the global pandemic, and we are pleased to be able to support organizations doing this good work.”

Matthew Fenton

Fine line between “discern” and “discriminate”

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

New data from this year’s special high school admissions cycle sparks an ongoing debate about racial diversity at Stuyvesant High School, New York’s top public special high school. Long considered one of the top ten schools in the nation, Stuyvesant has become the center of an ongoing debate over the fairness of its admissions. Read more…

Run the right race

The annual run through the Battery Tunnel honors the memory of the fallen hero

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


For the editor,

What is missing from the equation is the fact that the student must apply for admission to Stuyvesant (and other specialized high schools) by prioritizing their choices. Stuyvesant does not choose any student who has not ranked him as a first choice. Without knowing how many black and LatinX students rank Stuyvesant, the admissions numbers mean nothing.

Sheryl Reich

For the editor,

Very little mention is ever given to the team that manages the finish line at the annual Tunnel to Towers race. We are all from various CERT teams, although for years it was mostly the Tribeca CERT team members who arrived at Warren and West streets at 8 a.m., dragged the wooden crowd barriers into place , spent hours keeping parents, children, cyclists, etc. up (not easy), while hordes of runners passed. It is also our job to spot the first male and female runners, the first wounded warriors and alert people to the actual finish line on West Street. I’ve done this as a team leader for over 10 years and this is my last. I like what the

The Siller family and their foundation do, but at 77, I have to be a cheerleader, not the boss.

John Grillon

Thursday September 22

7:45-8:30 a.m.

Meet the BPCA Dog Waste Composting Team

Esplanade Square

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

12 p.m.

140 Broadway

Keeping the spirit of “son cubano” alive in New York and beyond, Los Soneros de Oriente traces their lineage to a member of the Sexteto Habanero, the legendary Cuban band that brought this music of Spanish origin to prominence and African when they recorded for RCA in the 1920s. Free.

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

On line

Midday conference organized by the Museum of American Finance. Merger arbitrage focuses on investing in announced mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and other corporate reorganizations. It is a practice that combines mathematics, judgment and a deep understanding of various legal, regulatory and industry dynamics. Free.

1 p.m.

Historic Battery Park

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

3-4 p.m.

Historic Battery Park

Child-friendly tour of the urban vegetable farm. RSVP required. The tour is intended for children under 13 years old. Free.

5:30 p.m.

Pier 17



Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street

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 Presidential, will talk about how George Washington’s actions during the Revolutionary War helped define many of our constitutional traditions. Reception including conference: $25. Dinner, including reception and conference: $130.

6:30 p.m.

Live broadcast


  • SLA Policy Clarifications
  • Discussion of remote meeting versus hybrid
  • Investment and expenditure budget items for the 2024 financial year
  • 9/11 Memorial as a National Monument – Discussion with Robert Gottheim, District Manager, Office of Congressman Jerry Nadler
  • Committee reports

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Duan Park

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

7 p.m.

Jewish Heritage Museum, 36 Battery Place

Jake Sherman learned classical piano by listening to his father play Bach every morning. His latest album, Jake Sherman Gets Sexy, has a point of view that is both poignant and strange. Suggested donation of $10.

7 p.m.

Oculus Square

Free mobile screening. Doors open at 6 p.m. The film airs at 7 p.m. Visits are welcome, but RSVP is recommended. Free.

friday september 23


Governors Island

This tour brings together the best equestrian show jumping teams from around the world to compete on Governors Island. The show village includes shops and food and drink options, as well as public seating for visitors to watch the horses and their riders compete for first place. Until September 25. Free ; reservations required.


Meet at Rector Park East

Explore PCB Parks and learn what makes this place a favorite for urban birds and wonderful migrants. Binoculars and field guides provided or bring your own.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Entrance from Chambers Street to Rockefeller Park

Presentation led by Alvéole beekeepers. Learn more about urban beekeeping and its benefits to sustainability efforts at BPC and throughout the city. Free.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Pier 16, South Street Seaport

Visit the historic steel-hulled, three-masted, fully-rigged ship from Denmark. Visiting the ship during UN Climate Week aims to inspire dialogue around innovative and sustainable climate solutions. The ship sailed for the Azores on September 25. Free.

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.

Today in History

September 22

A fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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

1711 – The Tuscarora War begins in what is now North Carolina.

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

1823 – Joseph Smith claims to have found the golden plates after being directed 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 (died 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 (b. 1699)

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

1989 – Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)

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

2007 – Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (born in 1923)

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

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