Roundup: Corcoran Learns the Hard Way

franklin-cafe1-by-tribeca-citizenfranklin-cafe2-by-tribeca-citizenI SAW A SIGN
Franklin Café is getting closer to opening in the old Franklin Station Café space. According to the sign, it’ll serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

••• Tonight is book night in Tribeca: Pen Parentis‘s monthly salon is tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring Austin Ratner (The Jump Artist) and Julie Metz (Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal). Meanwhile, at 6:30 p.m., David Gordon will read from The Serialist at Mysterious Bookshop. And over at Barnes & Noble Tribeca, Danielle Trussoni reads from Angelology at 7 p.m.
••• “An amazing action movie shot on the sly for $55,000,” Die Bad (2000) screens tonight at Tribeca Cinemas, presented by the Korean Cultural Service.
••• Maslow 6 hosts “Pairing Food and and Wine like a Sommelier” tonight at 6:30 p.m. ($45). And tomorrow at City Winery, Maslow 6’s Mollie Battenhouse leads a “Women in Wine World Wine Tour.”
••• Later in the week: Evan Mandery, author of First Contact, or, It’s Later Than You Think, reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (Wednesday, Mar. 10, 7 p.m.); and tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., Thomas Kaufman reads from Drink the Tea at Mysterious Bookshop.

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courtesy-moomahIN THE NEWS
••• Two local Corcoran brokers try to help P.S. 234 and get slapped down by the PTA. (Curbed)
••• Unsurprisingly, Tribeca fares well in the Kids section of New York magazine’s “Best of New York” issue: Moomah (left) wins for top playspace, while Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club wins best movie series. (I haven’t made it through the rest of the issue yet, but I did spot SoulCycle’s name….)
••• A new hotel is proud to be right next to the WTC site. (NPR, via Broadsheet Daily)