Newsletter: Dec. 1

babesta-cribs-punk-alphabet-resize-by-tribeca-citizenspot-meat-lovers-resize-by-tribeca-citizenJUST POSTED! The Tribeca Citizen 2009 Buy-Local Holiday Gift Guide—part one of it anyway, focusing on Murray and Warren Streets, with cool stuff from Babesta Cribz (right), Spot (below right), Korin, Barnes & Noble, Seasonal Whispers, and much more.

AROUND THE WEB Artist James Rosenquist owns a five-story home on Chambers with his wife, writer Mimi Thompson (New York Magazine). ••• Several downtown spots—including the Jade’s ToyBox and Zaba holiday pop-up store—make Mommy Poppins‘s list of top places for kids to get a photo taken with Santa Claus.

TONIGHT AND BEYOND There’s a reception at Soho Photo tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for this month’s show, which includes work by Daniel Morel, R. Wayne Parsons, Francis Minien, Arnold Kastenbaum, and Philip Sawyer; it’s up through January 2. 15 White St., 212-226-8571. ••• Tomorrow, also 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,  is the opening for “Robert Frost’s Annual Christmas Cards” at Poets House in Battery Park City. According to the release, the exhibit features “beautiful, illustrated chapbooks of Frost’s poetry, which were sent out as holiday greetings by the revered poet as well as by his publishers, collectors and friends.” The exhibit comes down Jan. 17. 10 River Terrace, 212-431-7920. ••• The Holiday Pen Expo 2009 at Fountain Pen Hospital is Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can meet pen manufacturers—come on, it’s not like you’ve met one before—and there’s a sale. 10 Warren St., 212-964-0580. ••• On Thursday, Dec. 3, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Korin is hosting ceramic artist Nancy Bauch of White Forest Pottery; her work, which is very beautiful, will remain available for purchase on Friday and Saturday. 57 Warren St., 212-587-7021.

gingko-forager-by-tribeca-citizenSTINKO FOR GINGKO I can’t say I love the smell of gingko nuts, but isn’t it great when you see someone foraging for them, like this woman in City Hall Park?

FROM THE ARCHIVES Last week, I ordered an omakase Thanksgiving centerpiece from Jeff Chen at Flora, and the fact that it’s still sitting prettily on my table makes me think his “Welcome to the ‘Hood” post is worth revisiting.


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