Time to Cry Tuesday – Make More

Make more music. Make more art. What a lovely sentiment.

Last week, as I walked from the subway to Stuyvesant High School for a River to River Festival performance I passed this window. I believe it is a kid’s place.

Here in this little piece of Tribeca that used to sit in the shadow of the Twin Towers it struck me how resilient this city is. And how, almost 10 years since that horrific date, a neighborhood could thrive with families and culture.

Battery Park City and this edge of Tribeca are model neighborhoods in which to raise children. There is free music, public art, more green space than you could ever imagine, playgrounds, an esplanade along the hudson and restaurants, bars, galleries and shops all creating a quality of life that rivals any other neighborhood in NY.

It is hard to imagine how this neighborhood looked in the days following 9/11; a war zone in our very city.


And yet in the true spirit of New York it rose again to become a place to live where they encourage kids to:

Make more music and make more art.

Simply enchanting, is it not?

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5 responses to “Time to Cry Tuesday – Make More

  1. They’re absolutely right. Why make war and upset when you can make music and art?

  2. Paula

    Love both of those neighborhoods. Paul and I do the Hudson River Park bike ride at least one/year and always linger around the BPC area. Can envision (well dream anyway) living there someday, or in Tribeca. Such great vibes in both. Truly wonderful that there is such a rejuvenation after such tragedy.

  3. Bonnie Brockett

    really enjoyed this article along with the info on Battery Park & Tribeca – thanks for sharing

    • thanks Bonnie. BPC is a wonderful place. I have worked with them for over 20 yeas and watched it grow into a thriving neighborhood. Great place.

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