Newsletter: Dec. 2

nycgo-resize-courtesy-nyc-and-co16% REBATE! NYC Extreme Local, a promotion from NYC & Company (the city’s tourism arm) looks like it could be worth the trouble. Register your American Express card at, and then use that card to make $300 total in purchases at participating shops and restaurants before Dec. 20, and you’ll get a $50 credit on your statement. The greater Tribeca participants: 92YTribeca, AT&T, Balloon Saloon, Boomerang Toys, Bubby’s, Centrico, Century 21, City Hall Restaurant, Corton, Industria Argentina, Jan Larsen Art, Kidville, Landmarc, Matsugen, Nobu, Nobu Next Door, P.J. Clarke’s, The Palm, Real Pilates, Roc, Thalassa, Tribeca Grill, Urban Archaeology, Vestry Wines, Wichcraft, and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. Could there be some unpleasant surprise once you register? I suppose. On the other hand: $50! (The image is from the site, which has a “guide” to the neighborhood that, oddly, spotlights stores and restaurants that aren’t part of the promotion….)

STEALS AND DEALS GK Framing is having a pre-holiday sale on mirrors, discounting them by 50–70 percent. Think of a new mirror as a poor-man’s facelift. 169 Hudson (Vestry/Laight), 212-431-0633. ••• Kiva Cafe‘s Wednesday-night $10 healthy dinner special is quesadillas (cheese, roasted vegetables, or chicken) with black beans and rice. ••• Become a fan of Spot on Facebook and you’ll get $5 off your next purchase there.

AROUND THE WEB The Tribeca Trib reports on parents’ reactions to the school-zoning plans, preservation activist Alan Solomon’s Pearl Street obsession, and Kate and Ernesto Shore, Tribeca residents who have “adopted” U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan (via Soldiers’ Angels) for six years now.

earrings-resize-courtesy-liz-wallace-lizwallacerocksTHIS WEEKEND Saturday’s Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club is devoted to silent movies starring Buster Keaton (with piano accompaniment). And starting Friday at Tribeca Cinemas, the Romanian Film Festival. ••• The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian‘s 2009 Art Market is Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, with jewelry, pottery, baskets, beadwork, clothing, and more. These earrings are by Liz Wallace, one of the artists whose work will be featured.

SAY MY NAME If you take Tribeca Citizen’s advice about a local business, please consider telling ’em we went you—it helps. Thanks!


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