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December 22, 2016 Newsletter
SEEN & HEARD
••• 12/19: New Oculus subway entrance. Plus: After-hours variances for northwest Tribeca construction; Asphalt Green discontinues baby-sitting service; Urban Archaeology’s new shop; the glassing of 111 Murray; Seaport pizzeria.
••• 12/20: YogaSpark opening date. Plus: Homeless woman has left Bogardus Plaza; the leaning building on Reade (above); activity in a Greenwich Street retail space; Sole di Capri to open on Sundays after the holidays.
••• 12/21: A dissenting opinion on Pier 26. Plus: The revamped seats at the Regal Battery Park cineplex; Hamptons real estate showroom opening here; the Renwick side of the big new rental building on Hudson.
SPOTLIGHT: ESTANCIA 460
“People say we’re their Cheers, their happy place, their clubhouse,” says Stacey Sosa, irrepressible owner of Estancia 460 in northwest Tribeca. “It’s a whole experience—you don’t just come here for a meal, you come for the feeling.” Read the Q&A (with photos by Claudine Williams).
SURVEY: BEST OF NEW TRIBECA 2016
Vote now for your favorite new restaurants, shops, and services (along with the most depressing closings). There are only five questions and all responses are anonymous.
IN THE NEWS
••• 12/19: Subway time capsule in the World Trade Center (above). Plus: Two downtown stops will be skipped by 2/3 trains on weekends for a year; when City Hall Park was “The Fields.”
••• 12/20: More on the recent attack. Plus: How New York Dolls was spared the wrecking ball; the New York Times reviews Cut; Summons Court is now in the Municipal Building; opening forecast for Humble Fish poke restaurant.
••• 12/21: Christmas tree disposal. Plus: American Apparel got approval to close its Tribeca store; renovation on White Street; the history of 78 Reade; Shake Shack introducing gluten-free buns; interview with artist Robert Janz.
I was going to do another State of the Site post, but all I really want to say is this: Thank you for reading. Thank your for participating, with tips and comments and surveys. Thank you for advertising—and, in the case of email subscribers, for putting up with a lot of email blasts in the past month. (They’re an important part of the economics of this business.) Thank you, thank you, thank you! And have a very happy holiday.
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