Newsletter: Dec. 14

jcrew-paperweight-for-newsletter-by-tribeca-citizen2009 BUY-LOCAL GIFT GUIDE
I spent Saturday going store to store on West Broadway—and getting a bunch of my own holiday shopping done at the same time (two birds, one stone!). Click here for the best of Grandaisy Bakery, J. Crew Liquor Store (right), Sweet Lily, Stella, Calypso (where they wouldn’t let me shoot so I took a photo through the window—ha!), Balloon Saloon, A Uno Tribeca, Lance Lappin, Boomerang Toys, Disrespectacles, Babesta Threads, Gotham Bikes, and more.
• Lispenard, Walker, White, and Church
• Broadway, Canal, Jay, and Thomas
• Greenwich
• Washington, Vestry, and Beach
• Murray and Warren
Hoping to get Harrison, Worth, and Leonard up today….

The new book New York 400 gathers images from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York, including a drawing of Tribeca from 1763 (with an odd palm tree added by the artist). Click here to see it.

maslow-6-krug-by-tribeca-citizen1CHEERS, DARLING
Last week I spent a delightful few hours at Maslow 6, tasting (and learning all about) Champagne. One of the pearls that Maslow 6’s wine director Mollie Battenhouse shared with us was this: “Dom Perignon accomplished much in regard to wine, but nowhere in his extensive, meticulous notes did he mention anything about making sparkling wine.” Want more?

hudson-and-broad-stools-by-tribeca-citizenWELCOME TO THE ‘HOOD
Maybe Hudson & Broad should change its name, given that the visual-merchandising firm is now on the southeast corner of Hudson and Vestry…. Click here to find out all about H&B (and to get a peek inside its showroom).

••• Impressario Damon Dash is evidently throwing concert parties in the basement of his office building at 172 Duane, across from Duane Park—which argues against the Triburbia effect, at least until his neighbors put up a stink.
••• The W subway line appears doomed, and City Hall, Cortlandt, and Rector stations won’t be open all night, due to MTA budget problems.
••• An update on Tribeca street construction.
••• Battery Park City gadfly Barry Skolnick is moving out of the city—and into Rochester, Minn.

••• Buy a Spot gift card through Dec. 18 and get up to 20 percent off.
••• The ARChive of Contemporary Music‘s annual sale is going on now.


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