Newsletter: Mar. 28

terroir-wallpaper-by-tribeca-citizen1WINE BEFORE ITS TIME
A peek inside Terroir Tribeca (right), the wine bar/restaurant going into the space next to the Harrison (on Harrison). The owners are shooting for an April 5 or 6 opening. I’m ready: I’ve been training for this for years.

Tim Gunn drops by Barnes & Noble; the NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New Yorker’s John Cassidy, and The Economist’s Matthew Bishop discuss the economy (par-tay!) at 92YTribeca; Comedy Below Canal is also at 92YTribeca; Albert Cadabra does dirty magic tricks at Duane Park restuarant (is that a rabbit in your pocket or are you happy to see me?); Des McAnuff: A Life in Stages screens at Tribeca Cinemas; and much more. The full calendar has all the details, as well as on ongoing theater listing and gallery exhibits, for now through April 25.

Curious about what kind of private outdoor space is available these days—for I believe, despite overwhleming evidence to the contrary, that one day it won’t be cold and rainy—I spent Sunday afternoon going to open houses. Consequently, I now hate my apartment/office/pugpen. Next time I resolve to look at the kind of apartments I don’t want. Maybe the basements of Tribeca?

august-fifteenth-10-by-tribeca-citizen1NKOTB: 8.15 AUGUST FIFTEENTH
Not that basements can’t be nice! A pocket-size 8.15 August Fifteenth shop reopened Saturday on below Franklin Street: Designer Kazushi Ota gave me a sneak preview.

••• A crane fell in FiDi on Saturday—and several people noticed!
••• World Trade Center towers might get built after all. Sorta.
••• Is it impossible to sell an apartment in Battery Park City?
••• The Tribeca Film Festival catches heat for one of its films.
••• Coyote update.
••• NYT on the BPC library. (Sounds like a sizzler, right? Could be worse: Imagine if it was by Verlyn Klinkenborg.)
••• Marc Forgione, Zaitzeff, and Jerry’s Café have good deals, if you know when to go.
••• CB1 chair Julie Menin and Parks Commisioner Adrian Benepe weigh in on local matters.
••• The Smyth gets reviewed by someone who could barely find it.
••• Manhattan Youth is fighting with Asphalt Green now.
••• Dave Barry picks a fight, loses because he’s Dave Barry.

roc-by-tribeca-citizen1TASTE OF TRIBECA TIP #4
Giovanni Tenace, the chef at Roc and a participant in this year’s Taste of Tribeca, shares his secret for making fresh pasta.

••• Body & Mind Builders is launching a new company, DoYogaAndPilates, that’ll offer classes by donation ($10 is suggested).
••• The Mysterious Bookshop’s Otto Penzler is auctioning off his collection of very cool British espionage and thrillers.
••• Everybody ♥ a bargain: spa treatments and Botox for sweating.
••• Franklin Café is now delivering.
••• Nice photos, if I must say so myself.

34leonard-by-tribeca-citizen1FILL THAT SPACE!
The new-build 4,100-square-foot retail space at 34 Leonard, which fronts West Broadway, has been empty for a while now. It’s in a great location, with a handsome vibe. What should go there? An affordable restaurant, says one commenter; a healthy/vegetarian restaurant is another suggestion.

Revealed: This horseshoe’s whereabouts.



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