Newsletter: Feb. 8

Warren Street restaurant is planning a Thursday-night party—18-and-over, with four DJs and late hours—that’s sure to get it in hot water, considering that the liquor license allows only for background music and a 1 a.m. close. (No, it’s not Il Giglio.)

pearl-paint-tote-bag-by-tribeca-citizenIN THE NEWS
••• Pearl Paint appears in trouble; the frame store is closing/closed.
••• Are Lower Manhattan 9/11 terror trials still a possibility?
••• Independence Plaza in the spotlight.
••• The city is looking for contractors for the garbage garage.
••• A London newspaper says Guy Ritchie—Sherlock Holmes director and Madonna ex—is opening a bar in Tribeca.

Why do famous authors keep their kids out of their bios? Why would parents who write need their own support group? A Q&A with M.M. De Voe, a co-founder of Pen Parentis.

hung_chih_peng_143THIS WEEK
••• Today: The author of Skinny Bitch is at Barnes & Noble. Someone should sit in the front row and eat a Butterfinger.
••• Tonight: Dungeon Masters, the latest in the Tribeca Cinemas Doc Series. It’s not what you think.
••• Tuesday: Pen Parentis’s salon features Rachel Sherman, Mark Shulman, and Meg Mullins.
••• Wednesday: The author of First Contact, Or, It’s Later Than You Think is at Barnes & Noble.
••• Thursday: “Towards Transculturalism,” the third installment of “Here + Now: Chinese Artists in New York” opens at the Museum of Chinese in America. (Right: Hung-Chih Peng’s Farfur, the Martyr.)

…consider forwarding this to anyone who you think might enjoy it (and point out—or even insist!—that he/she sign up for the newsletter, too). After all, misery loves company united we stand.

ice-bucket-courtesy-chanterelleSTEALS AND DEALS
••• Chanterelle‘s famous artist-created menu covers are being sold, as is just about everything else that was inside—and outside—the restaurant. I covet this silver ice bucket!
••• PB & Caviar have a “huge sale”—75 percent off women’s and kids’ clothing.
••• All month at the Museum of Chinese in America: 10 percent off membership or at the the gift shop.

Are loyalty cards worth the trouble? A cheapskate’s distraction? Something to reflect upon over a slow weekend? All of the above?

••• What $29 million buys you these days.
••• Or is $10 million more your style?


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