Newsletter: May 2

THE VOYEUR NEXT DOOR
Tribeca photographer Arne Svenson has been capturing his Tribeca neighbors in what used to be called private moments. See the photos—and read the comments.

BUY A DUX BED AND RECEIVE A SET OF SFERRA SHEETS VALUED UP TO $1,000
Through May 19, receive a matching set of Celeste or Giotto sheets from Sferra with the purchase of a DUX bed. Joined together, the DUX bed and Sferra fine linens are an exquisite combination, where both brands share decades of delivering luxurious products based on the highest quality and the finest materials. Visit the Duxiana store at 161 Hudson or call 212-777-0771 for details; cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Sponsored.

KORI HAS BEEN SEIZED
Another Church Street restaurant—the Korean restaurant Kori—has apparently failed. (I mentioned Dylan Prime’s seizure in this post, and then the owner emailed: “We have the space back. We will begin renovations soon.”)

SEASONAL WHISPERS FOR JEWELRY, CLOTHING, AND MORE
You can’t go wrong with bracelets from Seasonal Whispers: Made by hand with love in Tribeca, they can be worn in a stack or individually, and they come in a wide range of styles and colors. (Or buy a gift card and let her choose.) Plus, with any purchase of $200 or more before Mother’s Day, you’ll get a free Votivo scented candle. The offer is valid at both Seasonal Whispers shops: 71 Murray, between W. Broadway and Greenwich (212-233-8690) and 330 W. Broadway, just north of the Soho Grand (212-226-6767). Sponsored.

LENA DUNHAM’S HAIRSTYLIST IS OPENING A SALON HERE
Renowned hairstylist Rheanne White—who lives in Tribeca—has chosen a spot close to home for her first salon. It’ll be at 14 Jay, and it’ll have 10 chairs.

IN THE NEWS
••• 4/29: 9/11 wreckage wasn’t landing gear. Plus: New sailing program; Franklin Place sales office; Benares lunch review; book publisher.
••• 4/30: 1WTC spire said to go up tomorrow. Plus: Great old liquor store doomed?; Japanese speakeasy coming to Tribeca; fire at Tribeca Blu hotel; Axl Rose looking for apartment; Bikini Bar revised dates; 95 Franklin analysis.
••• 5/1: Bubby’s in the Meatpacking District. Plus: P.S. 150 parents protest; Uniqlo dreaming of FiDi; architect’s apartment for sale; Dave’s Hoagies review; charitable schoolkids.

TREAT OF THE WEEK: HAND-FILLED DOUGHNUTS
Visit Orwashers at ALL GOOD THINGS and get 50% off a Hand-Filled Jelly Doughnut, with the purchase of another. Each handmade doughnut is filled to order with your choice of local orchard fresh fruit jams from Beth’s Farm Kitchen. Just say “Tribeca Citizen” through May 8 for the deal. Orwashers is New York’s’ oldest artisan bakery, hand making breads in NYC since 1916. 102 Franklin Street, 212-226-6000. Sponsored.

FRANKLIN PLACE JUST GOT A LITTLE LESS EXCLUSIVE
Also on Community Board 1′s May agendas: Liquor license application for Denny’s; P.S. 150′s proposed move; Hamptons export Tutto Il Giorno; Upper East Side export Gina La Fornarina; 60 Collister’s pair of proposed rooftop pergolas; Downtown Connection; sexy shoeshines.

SEEN & HEARD
••• 4/29: 1WTC spire postponed. Plus: Dylan Prime auction; Bikini Bar’s summer plans (juice bar!); another thought about the Citi Bike racks; five-and-dime at Cosmopolitan Café; Loopy Doopy pushed back; coming up at Soho Photo.
••• 4/30: Harrison landmark finally getting unveiled. Plus: Desayuno and almuerzo at Los Americanos; sandwich shop reopens; Citigroup plaza changes?; film shoot; Blumberg’s moved; 17 Harrison; Loopy Doopy reopens; Gateway Plaza bike-rack protest; Tribeca Park sculpture; Franklin Place sales office; Walker break-ins.
••• 5/1: J&R’s consolidation (everything will be in one building). Plus: 84 White revealed; P.S. 150 petition; Mimi’s Café has closed; Duane Park/Bogardus Plaza kids’ event; Edible Arrangements; art exhibit; Dylan Prime reclaimed; art sale in support of the Bridge Café.

THE SEAPORT, SIX MONTHS LATER
Can you believe it has been six months since Sandy? It may still be chewed up, but many of the businesses that make it special are back. A photographic report.

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