Newsletter: July 10

Downtown Alliance"Merman's Mermaid" at 200 WaterCOMMUNITY BOARD 1 JULY AGENDAS
What’s being discussed this month: A likely pub on Murray; the Five Boro Bike Tour; FiDi mermaid at risk; the community advisory committee overseeing Spring Studios; new storefront for Tre Sorelle; much more. Read the annotated agendas.

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57 MurrayMORE ON THE MURRAY STREET PUB
It’ll be called Hell Cat Maggie.

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courtesy J TrainNOSY NEIGHBOR
“There’s a black curtain in the window of 505 Greenwich, where Aloha Rag used to be, and the ‘for rent’ signs are gone. Is something moving in?” —N. Indeed, the gentleman pictured above has moved his business there.

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Rat tracksSEEN & HEARD
••• 7/6: Serafina opening forecast. Plus: Paul Liebrandt pop-up dinner; rat tracks (above); Spot doggy daycare has been bought and will be rebranded; bike lane construction in east FiDi; a quest for office space.
••• 7/7: Church Publick is closed for renovation. Plus: Tribeca Tower’s semi-public plaza reopened ahead of schedule; Leonard Street façade debris; Buttercup Bake Shop is opening in a local mall; construction on W. Broadway wine bar; resident needs help with a noisy neighbor.
••• 7/8: Ice cream mural. Plus: Espasso’s annex is officially open; doomed building never looked better; Jay storefront sold; Biggercode shop opening on Broome.
••• 7/9: “Mr. Robot” is shooting here on Tuesday. Plus: What’s happening at the storefront at Washington and Desbrosses; dog owner having trouble controlling her dog; street fair on Warren this week; the giant fishing lure in FiDi.

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Rendering courtesy MTAIN THE NEWS
••• 7/6: History of a Laight Street building. Plus: More on the World Trade Center 1 train station (above, courtesy MTA); Alamo Drafthouse confirmed its FiDi plans; Josh Hartnett listed his penthouse; please don’t leave your dog tied up on the street while you shop.
••• 7/7: Downtown’s flood risk will worsen. Plus: Suspect sought in thefts; how a fencer spends his Sundays; menswear shop opens in FiDi; film being made about a worker at Windows on the World.

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Where in Tribeca...?WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
Last week’s Where in Tribeca…? is still unsolved. If no one gets it by day’s end, I’ll post the answer.

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Tribeca staircaseVALENTINE NO. 55
Have you ever been buzzed into a building—particularly in East Tribeca, in my experience—only to be faced with what one of those long, straight staircases?

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