Newsletter: Mar. 1

timothy_smith_untitled_8GRAND PRIZE?AN IPHONE SHOT
Soho Photo’s annual Krappy Kamera show—of photos taken by serious photographers using less-fancy cameras, opens tomorrow. Click here to see the winners of the competition.

••• This week: Massages on sale at Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates. Personally, I’ve told myself that later in the month, when my partner goes away for 10 days and leaves me to take care of the dog, I’m going for a massage if I can find a good deal. Fingers crossed….
••• Gymboree Play & Music offers an early-bird special.

chris-alonzo-crop-courtesy-manhattan-childrens-theatre-200x300INTERVIEW WITH A “THEATRE MONKEY”
When I first opened this Q&A that Jade’s ToyBox’s Angelique Ledoux did with Manhattan Children’s Theatre’s Chris Alonzo (right), I figured I’d have to cut it down, because it’s looooong. But I underestimated how entertaining it is to read about someone who loves what he does. Alonzo is a likable guy doing interesting work at MCT—he wrote the adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit that opened Saturday—and it’s a pleasure to be in his and Angelique’s company.

••• Video from Duane Park that’ll perk up your Monday morning…. It’s safe for work, but there’s music, so keep the volume low.
••• Leo’s on West Broadway is now Barzinho, with a Brazilian menu to match.
••• Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant focuses on drinking, at least for now.
••• My current Tribeca food obsession (it’s 7:48 a.m. as  type this and I’ve already thought several times this morning whether I’d be having it for lunch).

…anyone indulging in that obsession too much will definitely want to read Marissa Vicario’s advice on how to motivate your caboose to get out of the house and exercise when the temperature outside refuses to go above 45 degrees ever again. Plus: specific spots in Tribeca where you can shake off the urge to hibernate.

••• Who’s reading at Mysterious Bookshop this week.
••• And who’s reading—or like one famous person, singing—at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.
••• Sandra Bernhard will be performing at City Winery in July.

cavala-park-by-tribeca-citizenIN THE NEWS
••• Should kids’ parties have swag bags? Two Tribeca moms say no.
••• Should CaVaLa Park be renamed after Albert Capsouto?
••• Manhattan Youth wants a better deal from P.S. 234 for the classrooms the school rents.
••• Battery Park City residents argue for having residents on the BPCA board.
••• BMCC’s president starts a website (you and me both, babe).
••• Rehearsing in the neighborhood: a dance based on a drunk David Hasselhoff.

••• A Deutsche Bank exec’s Tribeca loft gets profiled.
••• Allegations of fraud at Battery Park City’s Riverhouse.
••• An update on Hudson River Park.
••• Someone bought a $5.27 million apartment at Artisan Lofts. It wasn’t me.

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