In the News: CB1 Appointees

••• CB1 gets five new members: Nadine Bosson, George Calderaro, Marva Craig, Jeffrey Ehrlich, and Tricia Joyce. (Broadsheet Daily)

••• Best Made Company‘s axes were featured in a New York Times Magazine “Consumed” column about tools, I think.

••• Manhattan Children’s Theatre‘s production of The Velveteen Rabbit got a great write-up in the New York Times.

••• Seaport-based film company Little Airplane was mentioned in a New York Times piece about how it might not be legal to use unpaid interns: “At Little Airplane, a Manhattan children’s film company, an N.Y.U. student who hoped to work in animation during her unpaid internship said she was instead assigned to the facilities department and ordered to wipe the door handles each day to minimize the spread of swine flu.”

••• Tamarind Tribeca opens today, says the Village Voice. “I had 150 reservations last week because people thought we were opening last Monday,” [manager Gurpreet Walia] is quoted as saying. “I had to call them all and tell them we’re not opening till next Monday.” Yeah, well, maybe if you’d returned my call more people would’ve known.

109-reade1-courtesy-airbnb••• The Seattle Times ran a story on, illustrating it with a photo of the Reade Street fire-massage-party apartment: “A loft in New York’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood comes complete with swings,” says the caption. “The hosts rent their guest room through the Airbnb Web site, starting at $125 a night.”

••• The Tribeca Trib has a guide to the Tribeca Film Festival, which will come in handy if you’re headed to Union Square or Chelsea.

••• Also in the Tribeca Trib: Church Street School for Music and Art is $1.2 million in debt.

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  1. Question for the Oxymoron Dept: I know the whole Reade Street shenanigans are getting old by this time — but is it really possible to have a basement loft?

  2. And that’s why you’re not a real estate broker