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Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 04/19
  • Community

Newsletter – April 2016


Anthony Malone
Title: Director of Operations at Pier A
Favorite BPC spot: Pier A Plaza


As Pier A Harbor House enters its second summer season and builds on the excitement of its inaugural year, management has welcomed a new friendly face to its operations and to Battery Park City — Anthony Malone.  Malone, who today is an established veteran of the hospitality business, arrived in New York from Dublin, Ireland in the spring of 2000. Upon arriving in the City, Anthony began working at Puck Fair in SOHO and quickly rose through the ranks of the industry.  Nine years after first stepping foot in New York, Malone became a partner with Pier A’s Mike Jewell and Danny McDonald at Swift Hibernian Lounge on East 4th Street. Since then the team has developed an impressive portfolio of taverns and restaurants in Lower Manhattan including “The Growler” and “The Dead Rabbit”.

Today, Malone finds himself embracing his latest endeavor as Director of Operations at Pier A while planning for a dynamic season ahead.  In fact, on Sunday April 24th, the Irish Consulate in New York is commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising at Pier A and Wagner Park in partnership with the Battery Park City Authority. Given Pier A’s historic value as the first landing point for many Irish immigrants after clearing immigration at Ellis Island,  Anthony finds it hard to imagine a more fitting location in New York City to commemorate the events that cleared the way for Ireland’s independence.  Malone acknowledged he and the entire Pier A team are honored to host the event, which will be a celebration of the strong bond between Ireland and America and the shared traditions among the nations. Battery Park City residents are encouraged to attend the day’s free festivities which will include Irish music, drama, and culture.

Looking further ahead, Anthony is also particularly enthusiastic about Pier A’s latest undertaking with the opening of “Blacktail” this summer. This space will offer specialty drinks and cocktails within a Cuba-themed environment in the Harrison Room on the second floor of the Pier.

When asked for his favorite location in Battery Park City, it is no surprise Anthony said with certainty it was Pier A Plaza – the open public space adjacent to Pier A’s establishment, where on a beautiful evening one can look out onto New York Harbor and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset behind Lady Liberty.

For more information on Pier A and the Irish Centenary Celebration, please visit:




Battery Park City Authority Announces Reduced Pricing for Community Center at Stuyvesant High School!

Includes steeply-discounted, streamlined Pricing for BPC residents, seniors, youth, and military. Wide range of programs and classes available free with membership. For full details, visit our website.


Upcoming Events


STEAM Projects for grades K-6

175 North End Ave
Thursday, April 21
4:00 pm

It’s time for Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics! We will do simple science projects and create with Legos! Click here for additional information.



230 Vesey Street
Sunday, April 17 – Saturday, April 30
Monday – Saturday, 12 – 9 pm
Sunday, 12 – 7 pm

Arts Brookfield presents a four-city national tour of Intrude, a highly acclaimed public art installation by Australian artist Amanda ParerIntrude features monumental sculptural rabbits, each sewn in white nylon, inflated and internally lit. The installation will tour to Brookfield’s premier properties across the United States, including sites in Houston, Los Angeles and Denver. Following a preview of the rabbit sculptures in Toronto, Intrude launches at Brookfield Place New York..Click here for additional information.

America’s Cup World Series

Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
11:00am- 6:00pm

World’s Fastest Boats to Race in Thrilling, High-Speed Competition by Battery Park City and in Front of NYC’s Iconic Sites and Skyline — Two-Day Event is Free to Public, with Tens of Thousands of Spectators Expected to Gather and Watch on Land and From Boats on the Water.
The America’s Cup – which will return to New York Harbor for the first time in almost a century – today unveiled details of its highly anticipated race program, public event village, activity schedule, and local charity initiatives related to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7and 8. Event is free and open to the public. Click here for additional information.

Ring the Golden Bells: Celebrating 101 Years of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

230 Vesey Street
Sunday, May 8
8:30pm- 10:15pm

Presented by Arts Brookfield, the New York Guitar Festival kicks off with a Mother’s Day concert, celebrating the music of gospel/blues legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll. She was America’s first national gospel star, whose famous windmill guitar moves lived on in Keith Richards and Pete Townshend. Playing everywhere from the Cotton Club to Carnegie Hall and the Apollo, Sister Rosetta merged sacred lyrics with secular rhythms in a scorching guitar style.
Click here for additional information.


Film- Double Feature
Voices from the Attic/ Echoes from the Attic

36 Battery Place
Tuesday, May 3

Post-screening discussion with director Debbie Goodstein and Sally Frishberg.
These companion films tell the small but epic story spanning 70 years of the shifting, sometimes tense, sometimes distant relationship between two families surviving the Nazi occupation, one Jewish and the other, their Polish rescuers. It is the story of the triumph of an enduring bond forged in war, tempered by compassion and made resilient by love. RSVP required. Click here for additional information

Young Friends and MJE Yom Hashoah

36 Battery Place
Wednesday, May 4
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Join the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and MJE as we commemorate the 6 million lives lost during the Holocaust. Opening remarks by Rabbi Mark Wildes and a Member of the Young Friends will be followed by a special candle lighting ceremony, memorial service and an intimate interview with Mrs. Stephania Hecht, who witnessed the atrocities of Auschwitz and lived through the post-war Romanian communist regime. Unique and personal, this discussion not only recounts important personal history, but also places an emphasis on how we, the next generation, can make sure those who were lost are never forgotten. $5 Advance Tickets; $15 at the door. Click here for additional information.


Earth Day in Battery Park City

Pier A Plaza
Friday, April 22
1:00pm – 2:00pm

On Friday, April 22, the Battery Park City Authority will be celebrating Earth Day with bird watching tours led by Craig Hudon and Doug Van Horn of BPC Parks. All are invited to join the tours which will begin at 1pm, departing from Pier A Plaza.
Click here for more information.


VCFA Spring Gathering and Fundraiser

10 River Terrace
Monday, April 18
5:30pm- 7:30pm

Join VCFA President Tom Greene and VCFA alumni, faculty, students, and friends at a gathering and fundraiser at Poet’s House in NYC to benefit VCFA and its partnership with Marble House Project. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a raffle with Vermont-themed prizes.Catch up with the VCFA community, hear updates about current happenings at VCFA, and learn more about unique opportunities for VCFA alumni at Marble House Project. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Click here for additional information.

Poetry Writing Workshop for Seniors Reading and Publication Event

10 River Terrace
Tuesday, April 26
2:00pm- 4:00pm

A reading and publication party for poems written by participants in the fall 2015 6-week poetry workshop, held at Greenwich House Senior Center, Independence Plaza.
Free and open to the public. Click here for additional information.


Tribeca Film Festival

Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11
102 North End Ave
April 13 – 24

The Tribeca Film Festival is back with a number of films presented here in Battery Park City! The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. Click here for additional information.

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