9/24/12 • Newsletter
LOFT PEEPING: LEELEE SOBIESKI & ADAM KIMMEL
The October issue of Vogue offers glimpses of the Tribeca loft of actress Leelee Sobieski, menswear designer Adam Kimmel, and their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. There’s a teepee, a big baseball glove, and a giraffe, and a lot of lipstick was used the decorating.
BUSY FALL AHEAD!
Demand for TriBeCa real estate is as high as ever and inventory is scarce, leading in many cases to bidding wars and above ask closing prices. If you are considering selling your property, call Sophie for a free market valuation. A vice president at Brown Harris Stevens with over $150M worth of lofts sales Downtown, Sophie Ravet is one of the leading real estate brokers in the neighborhood. A TriBeCa resident for over a decade, she is passionate about the neighborhood and its architecture. Sophie is multi-lingual and has an extensive local and international client base. 212-452-4470, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored
ROBERT JANZ: MOUNTAIN MAN
Where you see torn posters and graffiti, longtime Tribeca-based artist Robert Janz sees backdrops for mountainscapes and animals. He may be 80 years old, but he’s working double time and he’s not afraid of the cops. Learn more about Janz—and watch along as he creates a new artwork on Chambers Street.
NOSY NEIGHBOR: 161 DUANE
“Why does the building on Duane (just east of Hudson) say Whalebone?” —A. Now we know!
IN THE NEWS
••• 9/20: Shake Shack calorie counts. (Gulp.) Plus: A contest to solve the Pier 40 problem; the Flea’s “Job” reviewed; art installation reopens; Dance New Amsterdam still in trouble; W. Thames bridge.
••• 9/21: Watch out for falling mattresses. Plus: PATH train to Newark Airport?; West Street crossing guards; interior designer showhouse; 99 Reade; nosing.
••• 9/23: Sexual assault in Hudson River Park. Plus: Bad new for Glad Tidings Tabernacle; riverside real estate; machine guns; Woody Allen.
WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
Congratulations to Jim Smithers, who correctly identified the location of last week’s Where in Tribeca…? (pictured at left). Click the link to find out the answer….
SEEN & HEARD
••• 9/20: Fulton Center. Plus: Aamanns / Copenhagen update; Pier 40 meeting; “The Good Wife”; Dirty Bird’s chickens; New Amsterdam Market festival; Smith & Mills and Tiny’s; World of Suits awning; Pen Parentis; 15,000-square-foot retail space; Tribeca Barber Shop; fake products at Apexart.
••• 9/21: Theater Bar in play? Plus: Brazilian bar closed; Scorcese film shooting here; the maybe-an-IHOP space; 72 Vestry question (and answer); new traffic light turned on.
FIELD TRIP: ONE WALL STREET
The Historic Districts Council led a tour of the 1930 Ralph Walker Art Deco building, home to two extraordinary spaces: a glamorous aerie and Hildreth Meière’s Red Room.
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