Roundup: Look Sharp

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In a package about “The Urban Woodsman”—how men are wearing plaid, growing beards, etc.—New York magazine has at item about Tribeca-based ax makers Best Made Company. The axes, which are quite attractive as long as you’re the one holding them, are made in Maine and painted here.

Carol Adams, owner of Babylicious, emailed that the expansion and renaming of her store is about to begin: Babylicious will close on February 7 “for a safari makeover complete with a giraffe-print dressing tent,” and when it reopens later in the month, it’ll be known as Torly Kid—Tot to Tween.

••• Dr. Michel Cohen of Tribeca Pediatrics is quoted in a New York Post article about The Lancet‘s retraction of a study that linked vaccines to autism: “I had a kid yesterday who had been sick with measles for five to six days. We used to not see measles. People are not doing the MMRs, and the kids are getting intense illnesses.”
••• Opera singer Catherine Malfitano sold her apartment in the U.S. Sugar Building at 79 Laight for $2.6 million. (New York Observer)
••• Curbed gets worked up about an apartment for sale (at” an astoundingly low $776 per square foot”) in the American Express Carriage House on Hudson.

••• On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13–14, the Brandy Library will offer “tasty cheeses and decadent pastries” in honor of Valentine’s Day (the holiday, not the movie.)


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