News Roundup: Chili in Here

courtesy-skyline-chili-resizeAROUND THE WEB The New Yorker‘s legal expert, Jeffrey Toobin, drops into Edward’s for Cincinnati-style chili: “In 2006, Edward’s started hosting occasional chili fests, but the public began demanding more. So Youkilis declared the last Monday of every month to be Cincinnati Night, featuring Skyline chili, ribs imported from the Montgomery Inn (another Queen City landmark), and ice cream from Graeter’s, a local chain that draws on the community’s German roots. On an average Monday, Youkilis serves about eighty dinners, but on Cincinnati Night the clientele doubles.” ••• The Broadsheet Daily digs into the Battery Park City noisy-ferry problem and shares some details about Downtown Alliance‘s free-appetizer-or-dessert promotion. ••• From the Village Voice: “Opened in September in a building in Tribeca [225 W. Broadway], the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, presented by the nonprofit public art group Creative Time, has offered free classes to students on such topics as ‘Occult Shenanigans in 20th/21st-Century Art,’ ‘What’s a Metaphor?,’ ‘The B.H.Q.F.U. Detective Agency,’ and ‘Edifying.’ Now you can see what all this free-thinking has done for their art at this group show at the Susan Inglett Gallery [in Chelsea].” ••• The New York Times drinks Châteauneuf-du-Pape with “David Gordon, wine director at Tribeca Grill, which offers what is most likely the widest selection of Châteauneuf in New York.”

courtesy-mermaid-theatre-of-nova-scotia-resizeCOMING UP This Saturday marks the start of the ARChive of Contemporary Music‘s holiday record and CD sale (through Dec. 20): “Twice a year the ARChive weeds through the permanent collection and pulls our third copies of recordings to sell. We also contact all of the record companies and supporters who send their latest releases. The result is a massive record sale of incredible items.” The pre-sale party is Thursday. ••• Saturday at 1:30, The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites is at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center ($25); the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia‘s production uses black light to create some magic. Buy the book at the show and you’ll get a free TPAC tote.

courtesy-bobby-berk-homeTRIBECA® WATCH Kathy Ireland Home by Martin—rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?—makes a Tribeca Loft line of furniture in black, cherry, and white: “Inspired by the Architectural Style Guide™, Tribeca Loft Black is a lifestyle design consistent with urban furniture trends.” There’s the Tribeca Loft Black Office Collection and  the Tribeca Loft Black Entertainment Collection. ••• Backpack company Mountainsmith sells an “urban pack” called the Tribeca. It’s not mentioned on Mountainsmith’s site—or at least I couldn’t find it—but Amazon has this description: “Lower Manhattan’s triangle below Canal sets the tone for our Tribeca with its low-profile, stealth-urban design. The ¾ zippers make access to the three generous main pockets easy but secure. Stash your Times in one, laptop with data disks and cables in another and MP3 player, PDA and business cards in the third. Discreet headphone exit ports help keep the city’s noise at bay.” ••• And Bobby Berk Home (I don’t know) offers the Tribeca 88 Sectional sofa (above). Plus: It’s 30 percent off!


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