News Roundup: Tipples for Tots

DO SOME GOOD Maslow 6 is hosting a party tonight: Ten percent of all purchases made between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.—when you can stop by an enjoy a glass of wine—will benefit Jumpstart, an organization that supports early-education programs serving preschool children in New York’s low-income communities. RSVP: or 212-868-2526 x16. ••• “Take a gingerbread house decorating workshop for adults on Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Bubble Lounge. It’s $150 for one person, $200 for a couple and includes Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Why so expensive? It’s a fundraiser for the Church Street School, the only not-for-profit community music and art school in Lower Manhattan. Register.” (Manhattan User’s Guide).

56-leonard-courtesy-corcoranAROUND THE WEB Curbed sees signs of life at 2 Renwick and includes a bunch of downtown buildings—including 56 Leonard (left)—on its decade’s-end list of the top 10 buildings that didn’t get built. ••• The New York Times didn’t think much of The Great Recession, currently at the Flea. ••• Tribeca gets painted with the anti-Wall-Street-bonus brush on ABC News: “One Wall Streeter recently spent about $38,000 to rent out the lower Manhattan restaurant Tribeca Grill for 100 guests, according to a manager there. Nobu, another expensive eatery in Tribeca, has seen bookings for parties by Wall Street firms soar in recent months compared with the same period last year, the restaurant said.”

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