Newsletter: Mar. 19

••• Franklin Café Tavola Calda opened in the old Franklin Station Café space at West Broadway and Franklin. I met the team behind it, learned what a tavola calda is, and took some photos of the interior—and last night, I went for dinner. My first impression?
••• The new Battery Park City Library, at North End and Murray, is far prettier than you probably expected—take a gander at my photos. And you can check out DVDs, CDs, and books.

••• Mocca
••• Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant

••• Soho Photo: a bunch of softies?
••• In the works: A BYO bike studio called Torq on Worth Street, Downtown Deli Café, and a pair of supplementary educational programs for kids, FasTracKids/E.nopi. (Anyone else see “E. coli” in that name? No?)
••• Tamarind Tribeca opening in two weeks (March 29, I’m now hearing)
••• The Downtown CSA—which will save you a box of farm-fresh veggies every week or two—is making 92YTribeca its pick-up point. Moreover: fruit.
••• Plus: JazzerciseIntérieurs

What do the band Rush, Joan Rivers, Joey Arias, Vidal Sassoon, and Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives have in common? There’s all on the next season of Dancing with the Stars! They’re in Part 2 of the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival slate.

rachel-thebault-2-by-tribeca-citizen1TASTE OF TRIBECA TIP
Looking for a fun way to promote the 16th-annual Taste of Tribeca—the May 15 event is for two good causes, P.S. 234 and P.S. 150—I’ve been asking the participating chefs for cooking tips. Or in Rachel Thebault’s case, baking tips. How does the Tribeca Treats head confectioner make dinner-party desserts a breeze?
••• Plus: Rumors of a ToT meatball cook-off.

••• Korin tableware on sale.
••• Body & Mind Builders has a bunch of workshop series about to start, including magic. But if children’s yoga is your thing, you can get a 25% discount.
••• That Louis Vuitton garment bag I wrote about last week can be yours for $685.

“I can’t help but smile every time I walk by Just Scandinavian,” writes interior designer Ghislaine Viñas. “Anyone who thinks that Scandinavian design is chilly is in for a surprise.”

What’s doing in Tribeca this weekend (ballet, Brazilian cooking, Charlotte’s Web, Rhett Miller, cult movie Nothing Lasts Forever, free Gymboree Play & Music…) and over the next four weeks (Nili Lotan sample sale, Apexart’s “Don’t Piss on Me…”, a Cambodian market at Tribeca Rooftop, Equinox’s equinox party…).

courtesy-advanced-styleIN THE NEWS
••• Landmarc’s Marc Murphy lashes out at the Board of Health’s new letter grades. He’s got a point—make than many points.
••• The blog called Advanced Style (“proof that personal style advances with age”) features a Tribecan named Debra (right). Go Debra!
••• Manhattan Youth vs. P.S. 234.
••• 56 Leonard for sale! (Kinda.)
••• Plus: A rico suave bathroomThe Greenwich Hotel reviewed, Color Me MineGrown & Sewn has a secret, good news at The Flea, Justin and Jessica, an angry airline passenger, and the American Thread Building.

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