Newsletter: July 31

Downtown AllianceTwo HandsANOTHER RESTAURANT NO LONGER ACCEPTS CASH
But unlike Mulberry & Vine and Sweetgreen—which also only take credit and debit cards—it’s a sit-down establishment.

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Peacock manSEEN & HEARD
••• 7/27: Tablao’s farewell note. Plus: No more reopening signage at Acappella; refugee children being whitewashed; Cosmopolitan Hotel’s entrance; the silverblob’s plaza.
••• 7/28: Vape shop opening on Church Street. Plus: Wichcraft’s BLT is back; the “Sphere” sculpture has been packed up for its move; temporary Muji store; new street south of Liberty Park; vacant lot in FiDi inspires dreams of a park; “Law & Order: SVU.”
••• 7/29: Hudson Eats lost its first tenant. Plus: Peacock transporter causes sensation  (above); W. Broadway bollards fortified by useless speed bumps; nut store closed early; the semi-planted Irish Hunger Memorial; “Lost art form in progress.”
••• 7/30: Ecco is in gas-line limbo. Plus: A peek inside Harry & Ida’s Luncheonette; new shrimp vendor at Saturday Greenmarket (and return of the berry farmer); Western Spirit wants to sublet; Italian-food store not happening at the World Trade Center mall; Le Botaniste restaurant on Grand; Franklin façade.

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Pier 17 renderingIN THE NEWS
••• 7/27: Governors Island to stay open through October. Plus: A review of the new City Acres food hall/supermarket; Irish Hunger Memorial to reopen tomorrow with temporary plantings; lawsuit over 30 Park Place wine storage; Chambers building sold; tall ship in town.
••• 7/28: Pier 17 update, including the canopy on the roof and a restroom with river views. Plus: Digging into the history of the building at Greenwich and Canal; new rendering for tall tower at 125 Greenwich.
••• 7/30: The ice man at Chambers and Greenwich. Plus: More details on the Hudson Square Smorgasburg, opening soon; the neon-sign boom at restaurants; Tribeca model stars in the Weeknd’s new video; man on a food-poisoning mission.

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Where in Tribeca...?WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
Congratulations to Robert Ripps for correctly identifying last week’s Where in Tribeca…? Click the link to discover the answer.

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Fashion shootVALENTINE NO. 58
While people who live on Staple Street evidently disagree, I love coming across a fashion shoot—and there seem to be more and more of late.

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