Newsletter: Feb. 16

BirdbathBIRDBATH HAS CLOSED
The City Bakery spinoff opened on Church Street in 2010.

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NY National Guard at Westfield World Trade CenterNOSY NEIGHBOR
“The military guys who patrol Brookfield, the Oculus, and so on: Where do they all live? The new Four Seasons? Is there a hidden base somewhere in Tribeca?” —M. The answer.

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courtesy Think CoffeeBROADWAY CAFÉ CONFIRMED
The Think Coffee chain has chosen Tribeca for its tenth Manhattan location.

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De MariaSEEN & HEARD
••• 2/13: Nancy Whiskey Pub’s golden anniversary. Plus: The World Trade Center mall toy store is closing, and a food store there appears not to be opening; Tasti D-Lite store is closing; paintings at Cheryl Hazan.
••• 2/14: Soho/Nolita report. The new restaurant De Maria (above); Raymond Pettibon retrospective at the New Museum; a Japanese restaurant specializing in eel; Argentine perfume boutique; Australian streetwear.
••• 2/15: A peek inside Serafina. Plus: Film-crew trucks parked on Franklin; when Battery Park City stood in for Cleveland; pretzel croissant fix; “Japanese Samurai Fashion.”

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Plastic bagIN THE NEWS
••• 2/13: Tragedy at the Oculus. Plus: Lotus Blue restaurant found a new home; piece of glass falls 20 stories from downtown hotel.
••• 2/15: Cuomo blocks plastic bag fee. Plus: NYPD talks man out of suicide at Tribeca hotel; Marc Forgione bought a new apartment; Augustine’s “roasted” blood orange dessert.

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HeartLOVE IS ALL AROUND
Here’s the proof.

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