Newsletter: Aug. 10

Mudville 9Sixth Ave.TRIBECA THEN & NOW: PART 2
Thanks again to Tribeca resident Ivan Kosnyrev: He sifted through the New York Public Library’s historical photos of the neighborhood, and then he shot the locations as they look now.

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courtesy Daniel SquadronDISAPPOINTING NEWS
Our state senator, Daniel Squadron, is resigning as of tomorrow. Can’t blame him for wanting to get out of Albany, literally and figuratively, but he always seemed like one of the good ones.

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Book Nook EnrichmentNEW KID ON THE BLOCK: BOOK NOOK ENRICHMENT
“I realized reading could serve as a foundation for learning,” says Rina Collins, explaining how Book Nook Enrichment came to be. “I could make a curriculum that blends imagination, creativity, handwriting, and more.” Read more.

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110 Charlton renderingSEEN & HEARD
••• 8/7: Help keep Governors Island open later. Plus: 1803 is now serving lunch on weekdays; World of Gold N’ Diamond is not reopening; frozen cocktails; phone store on Church apparently confirmed.
••• 8/8: New eyelash salon. Plus: Peeking through the open door of Frenchette; a new restaurant in the former Navy space; Kee’s Chocolates closed its Soho shop; Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee looks very ready to open; the tower going up on the eastern horizon.
••• 8/9: 30-story building coming to Greenwich Street (rendering above). Plus: Another business is no longer accepting cash; the stalled hotel site in northwest Tribeca has been blocking sidewalks for a year now; glorious trees.

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courtesy Au ChevalIN THE NEWS
••• 8/7: De Blasio wants a subway tax on the rich. Plus: A way to ease the burden on small retail businesses; more on what to expect from Harry & Ida’s Luncheonette; the state of the World Trade Center mall a year after opening; skateboarding thief and other recent crimes; the lost building at 120 William.
••• 8/8: Au Cheval confirmed for Cortlandt Alley (above). Plus: A Conrad Hotel bellman helped cops nab the guy who attacked a woman in her car; charging “ransom” to real-estate developers; mysterious Warren Street development; Governor Cuomo is said to be considering congestion pricing for New York City.
••• 8/9: Best Made Co. has been sold. Plus: Signs to discourage cyclists from using the Battery Park City Esplanade; Sushi Azabu opening in a Miami Beach Marriott; more on Squadron’s decision to resign; Otto Penzler’s life; a rash of bike thefts; the Tribeca apartment of an advertising executive.

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courtesy CheetosWORST POP-UP RESTAURANT IDEA EVER
Distilled will be the site of a three-night pop-up restaurant next week, which sounds intriguing until you hear the rest.

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