In the News: Kaffe 1668, Edon Manor, Senator Squadron

soulcycle-desk-by-tribeca-citizensoulcycle-shirt-by-tribeca-citizen••• Joining Moomah and Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club in New York mag’s Best of New York 2010: Locanda Verde wins best baked goods for Karen DeMasco’s offerings (though the mag tends to write about the restaurant’s “streetside café” and I’m sorry, but I walk by it a lot and, huh?); New Amsterdam Market takes top honors for best outdoor market; Edon Manor wins for “crazy shoes” (only in 2010 NYC would such a category exist); and SoulCycle scores for best spin class.

••• The New York Times looks at the city’s coffee revolution, citing Kaffe 1668, La Colombe Torrefaction, Moomah in its top 30. RBC gets mentioned in the online map: Known for its Slayer machine, it “should be known for its Vietnamese coffee.”

••• Also in the NYT: Food writer Melissa Clark—love her column—tweaks Karen DeMasco‘s recipe for milk chocolate panna cotta.

••• When opportunity knocks: “Senator Daniel Squadron said he would introduce a new bill today that would force the Department of Education to give community leaders more information before they sit down to draw new zoning lines.” (GothamSchools)

••• According to the Niles Daily Star—I don’t know either—at one point in her life, Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow “lived in a tough Tribeca neighborhood and made money fixing loft spaces with Philip Glass, who drove cabs by day and performed by night.”

••• “City funding for the free after-school program that serves 200 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students at I.S. 89 has been eliminated, effective September of this year. If nothing changes, the program, which is operated by Manhattan Youth, will shut down this June and not re-open.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “Penthouse A at Tribeca’s 62 Beach Street wanted $12.1 million for its 5BR, 4BA, two-terrace duplexity when it first came on the market in June 2007, but there were no takers. When it left the market in August ’08, the price had been chopped all the way down to $8.95 million. The property returned just last month with a more photogenic listing and a 6 percent cut to $7.95 million, about 34 percent lower than the initial asking price. And somewhere out there was a buyer with the magic number, because the property is now listed as in contract.” (Curbed)

••• “Sebastian Ceria and Alicia Zorrilla Ceria bought a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo at 92 Warren St. from Thomas Laffont for $3.4 million on Feb. 2. The 2,845-square-foot Unit #6 (5E) is in the 92 Warren St. development, which was built in 1920. Dr. Ceria is the chief executive officer of Axioma Inc., a company that provides solutions to financial engineering problems, creating tools to help portfolio managers implement their investment strategies. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on optimization.” (Blockshopper)


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