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December 29, 2016 Newsletter
THE RECOLLECTIONS OF JANE FREEMAN (PART 3)
Longtime Tribeca artist and writer Jane Freeman lets us take a peek at a handful of her journal entries from the 1980s, when Tribeca was young and “we walked our dogs in acres of chamomile weeds.”
WARREN STREET IS GETTING TORN UP NEXT
In February, the city will start work on a two-and-a-half-year reconstruction of Warren Street, akin to the ongoing Worth Street project (pictured above).
SEEN & HEARD
••• 12/26: New tenant at Brookfield Place. Plus: Confusion in the Whole Foods produce section; event space on Warren; a good movie playing at the iPic cinema in the Seaport; only one cryotherapy center?
••• 12/27: New gallery update. Plus: Before-and-after photos of a building that got cut in half (above); facade improvement at the little building on Walker; potential progress at 100 Franklin; last call for the Best of New Tribeca survey.
••• 12/28: Wider checkout lanes at Best Market. Plus: Two new shops on Crosby; deli confirmed at Greenwich and Spring; weekday brunch at Houseman; no plans for former Happy Mailman space; café on Lafayette; “Law & Order: SVU” returns yet again.
IN THE NEWS
••• 12/27: Jewelry reported stolen from Murray apartment. Plus: Appreciating James Rosenquist; poet Max Blagg’s solstice celebration; Knicks player Lance Thomas lives here; Calvert Vaux, designer of two Tribeca parks.
••• 12/28: Review of the Odeon. Plus: Man mugged on Leonard; salons that offer membership plans; jacket stolen from bar.
LET’S TAKE BACK OUR TREES!
I started a GoFundMe drive for a communal Bag Snagger, a device designed to get rid of the ugly plastic bags caught on tree branches, and we met the goal. You’re welcome to keep giving, of course—we can donate it to a group fighting to ban plastic shopping bags in the city and/or state.
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