Plus: Profiles of Tribeca gallerist Hal Bromm and artist David Lyle; Physique 57 opening in FiDi; judge recuses self from clocktower lawsuit; poker pro and wealth manager get engaged; man pretends to be Tracy Morgan's son at Haus.
Plus: Manhunt at the gym; Jerry's Café closed for renovation; Tribeca Trust looking for Tribeca lovers; Starbucks in WFC closes, reopens; Woolworth Building booklet; Con Ed question. / 3 comments
And more on the restaurant in question. Plus: Citibank is open; New York Kids Club timeline; Vestry Wines; gallerist Hal Bromm. UPDATE: Reps for the space's owner says the Lohan connection isn't true (but they do confirm it's a Mexican restaurant that's interested). / 7 comments
Kutsher's opened in Nov 2011 if I recall correctly. No restaurant would open with only a 5-year lease. — James / Almond Is Closing
They brought the restaurant license from kutsher's, maybe it is expiring? — TribecaMom / Almond Is Closing
Love the varied textures---.and the hard/soft juxtaposition of things which makes these shots so compelling. Thanks for sharing. — Jean Grillo / Instagram Tribeca (Vol. 22)
When I first saw this right outside of my building, the lines leading from the device ended under a truck.... — Huck's mom / Seen & Heard: Buddha Bar Update
I'm surprised to hear this news- they'd seemed a lot busier lately..but maybe it was all the c level Citi... — juliew / Almond Is Closing
Unfortunately it's all driven by the high rent required by the landlords... Would make sense in high traffic areas but... — Rohin / Almond Is Closing
I thought Almond was a really great restaurant. Didn't realize it had only been here for a year. Disappointed it... — D$ / Almond Is Closing
Including the $40 million penthouse. Plus: Is 11 N. Moore a bad neighbor?; Fika looks close to opening; work at 502 Canal; De Niro in Tribeca; Aamanns bread; Tribeca Trust talk; Terra Wine Bar; roti contest. / 3 comments
Every now and then someone copies me on an impassioned email that I think might foster debate, so I'm starting an occasional series called Open Letter. Up first: Hal Bromm's plea to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the proposed design for a new building at 11-15 Leonard. / 14 comments
Let's talk about me! Here are answers to 10 reader-submitted questions.... / 9 comments
This week in and around Tribeca: Julie Andrews; "Canstruction" opens; Adam Richman of "Man v. Food"; Harvey Keitel, Daphna Kastner, Mike D., and Tamra Davis; "Sweet Smell of Success"; author Larry Doyle; Naomi Wolf talks to young feminist leaders; New York City Horror Festival; Shawn Colvin; "The Twilight Zone Forever"; much more.