Newsletter: Mar. 9

Street tree stumpWHY ARE THERE SO MANY EMPTY TREE BEDS?
This spring, nearly 30 street trees are scheduled for planting within Community Board 1. Even if they’re all in Tribeca, that’ll leave 26 empty beds in the neighborhood. Here’s how to request a tree for your building.

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L'AppartFIRST IMPRESSIONS: L’APPART
There’s a fine-dining restaurant hidden within Le District at Brookfield Place, and it’s rather good, if occasionally a little awkward.

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1 HarrisonSEEN & HEARD
••• 3/6: Virtual reality at the Tribeca Film Festival. Plus: The view from inside 187 Franklin’s flaming façade; skeleton at City Hall Park; Blue Ribbon Federal Grill signage; group show about “the nature of presence”; the history of Franklin Place.
••• 3/7: The Puffy’s penthouse (above). Plus: Paromi Tea stall getting the boot from Whole Foods; a better look at 14 White, not to be confused with 100 Franklin to the south; 3 World Trade Center nearly glassed; parking on Foley Square; Blue Ribbon Federal Grill.
••• 3/8: More on Roc’s replacement. Plus: Facial report; “space-alien” irises; comedy show; a twist on “From Here to Eternity” at Alexander and Bonin.

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Hubert StreetDIAGONAL PARKING PROPOSED FOR HUBERT STREET
The Department of Transportation’s plan calls for 25 diagonal parking spaces—angled against the flow of traffic—from West Street to Greenwich Street.

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250 Church renderingIN THE NEWS
••• 3/6: Renderings of the 250 Church reboot (above). Plus: Mmuseumm’s closet exhibit now at the Met; accolades for a fried-fish sandwich; best dance club for 37-year-olds; teens caught climbing Tribeca crane.
••• 3/7: Could Fika be in trouble? Plus: Big changes on Canal Street; video tour of 1 Wall; waiting list for affordable housing in the Seaport.
••• 3/8: New White Street building approved. Plus: The Remix owner’s liquor-license quest; statue of defiant girl placed in front of Wall Street Bull; Piccola Cucina Estiatorio in Soho.

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