Newsletter: Feb. 26


Melanie Zrihen and Hanne Larsen (Angela Weir)

I normally wouldn’t do two in one week, but soon after posting a TCQ&A with Hanne Larsen and Melanie Zrihen of Downtown Dance Factory (“We wrote our business plan at Kaffe 1668”), I learned that filmmaker Kimberly Reed lives in Tribeca (“My puppy would not stop sniffing Ed Burns”), and since her new documentary, Prodigal Sons, opens today at Cinema Village—well, there was no point in waiting. P.S. Despite the fact that this series has been all women, I’d love a few men in the mix…. Any suggestions?

••• What’s playing in area movie theaters.
••• Health counselor and TC contributor Marissa Vicario leads a “Fabulous Female” workshop on Sunday at New Field Yoga.

synagogue-for-the-arts03-by-tribeca-citizen1TEMPLE GRAND
I finally got inside the sanctuary at the Synagogue for the Arts, the curvy building on White. Neat room! (And it’s available to rent for cultural events.) See my pix….

••• The owner of Brick responds to allegations that the restaurant is hosting parties in violation of his liquor license: “The police have been notified and have done many inspections through drivebys. Not one has been substantiated.”

••• A wine tasting with A Donkey and Goat Winery’s owner/winemaker Jared Brandt.

interieurs-interior3-by-tribeca-citizen1STEALS AND DEALS
••• Intérieurs, the home store on Franklin, is moving. In the meantime: “Biggest sale ever.”
••• Get 30 extra minutes of massage or facial at Equinox Tribeca. Only a few days left on this one!
••• PB & Caviar is having a blowout sale.
••• Groupon had (now-expired) deals good at New York Sports Club and Canal Room. To get updates on this stuff in real time, either read Tribeca Citizen religiously, become a TC fan on Facebook, or follow TC on Twitter.

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dd9-375x500IN THE NEWS
••• More on the construction plans for Hudson and Chambers. The follow-up meetings that CB1’s Tribeca committee was hoping to schedule for this week have yet to be finalized.
••• Is David Bouley in financial trouble?
••• A photo report on the opening of Damon Dash’s gallery, DD172. (The woman at left was a guest; photo courtesy
••• Governor Patterson’s choice to lead BPCA. (Let’s hope this works out better than some of the governor’s other choices….)
••• The new construction fence at 56 Leonard, by artist Helen Dennis.
••• Tribeca designer Ghislaine Viñas shops for turquoise items for the New York Times.
••• Space on White, a space on White, opens.
••• Foreclosure in Hudson Square.

••• Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel keep leaving their apartment!  Can you stand it?
••• Someone saw into Leo DiCaprio’s loft. It’s minimalist.

••• Babesta Cribz has a  new light fixture that you have to see to believe.