Newsletter: Dec. 28

tc_first_snow-2-resizePICTURE THIS
When the next big snowstorm hits, try to remember how the first one of the season made you feel—as Asha Agnish‘s photographs indicate (that’s one at right; see them all here), it made for a lovely Sunday morning. For a more summery vibe, head over to photographer Jose Gaytan’s Lower West Side–themed show at Kaffe 1668; we have a preview here.

Jade’s Toy Box/Zaba pop-up shop at N. Moore and Varick is having a blow-out sale today, in preparation for its closing to make room for Room; the furniture store on Duane is expecting to open in the space by late January. In the meantime, keep an eye open for Room’s moving sale.

photo-courtesy-charlie-samuels-and-tribute-in-lightAROUND THE WEB
••• The LMDC allotted more funding for two more years of the 9/11 Tribute in Light—which, for our money, is still the most poetic memorial imaginable.
••• Designs for the southernmost section of the East River park renovation were made public.
••• Garbage Garage alternative: not dead yet?
••• Is a Shake Shack coming to the plaza behind the Municipal Building?
••• New York philanthropist Carol Tambor plucks one production from the Fringe festival in Edinburgh and mounts in in NYC—last year’s winner is about to open at the Flea.
••• Details on real-estate transactions in Tribeca.
••• The Wall Street Journal profiles a precocious co-founder of Edon Manor.
••• Damon Dash’s underground party on Duane Street is over.

courtesy-natalie-coleCOMING UP
••• Natalie Cole (right), Robyn Hitchcock, Joan Osborne, and David Johansen are coming (separately!) to City Winery.
••• 92YTribeca announced additions to its January schedule.

I’m heading out on vacation, so this will be the last newsletter until January 11 (or perhaps January 15). In my absence, please please please email me ( any news you come upon. Thanks, and have a very happy new year!


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