Newsletter: Apr. 19

plein-sud-by-tribeca-citizen1SEEN & HEARD
••• The restaurant at the Smyth gets a name (if not an opening date). How will the fashion company with the same name feel about it?
••• The Tribbles space on West Broadway has a new tenant.
••• Everybody  ♥ a bargain: 25% off Khushi spa products.
••• You’ll soon be able to animate your kids’ drawings.
••• I met the Great Ragidy Supreme.
••• I think I’ve decided I like the AT&T Long Lines Building. Or maybe I’m just in thrall to it.
••• A cool room by Let There Be Neon.
••• Added to City Winery’s schedule: a benefit for Chile earthquake relief, Dave Alvin, Suzy Bogguss, more.

Most of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival’s screenings will be outside of Tribeca, but the family events organized for downtown look exceptional. Especially if you have kids, you’ll want to save these dates.

luis-nieto-by-tribeca-citizenjenn-cattaui-by-tribeca-citizen1TASTE OF TRIBECA TIP #8
The Palm’s executive chef, Luis Nieto, used to work at Blue Water Grill—he went from surf to turf—and consequently, one of his two tips is for fish, while the other is for beef. Plus: An updated list of participating restaurants. Buy your tickets before May 1 to save some moola.

This week in Tribeca: Jeff Daniels, Terrence McNally, Albert Maysles, Tribeca Film Festival, salsa, “Big,” Robert M. Morgenthau, Earth Day, Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour, much more. Plus: A week of Earth Day celebrations at Battery Park City. Doubleplus: the full calendar through May 17.

In an effort to make kids look at their surroundings a bit differently, Babesta is handing out 100 disposable cameras so they can take photos of anything below Canal that best represents the area. (That’s owner Jenn Cattaui at left.) Get yours now.

••• According to a new poll, Tribecans are rich, buy organic, drink a lot, wish they lived in the West Village, go to the gym, and are happy. I take exception to that! I used to live in the West Village, and I’m done with it.
••• An interview with Ed Burns, whose new movie is partially set at Puffy’s.
••• The city wants to take over Battery Park City from the state.
••• 34 Leonard (across from Landmarc) is to be auctioned this week.
••• The NYT on the Tribeca Film Festival.
••• Freddie Brice’s show at KS Art is reviewed.
••• CB1 chair Julie Menin is pushing the LMDC to use its pot of extra cash to build a new performing arts center at the World Trade Center site.
••• Terroir Tribeca gets media attention, Chanterelle’s David Waltuck gets a new gig, and the Brooklyn Banks skate park may get a reprieve.

where-in-tribeca-wood-portrait-by-tribeca-citizen2WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
Congratulations to David Cleaver, who correctly identified this gentleman’s whereabouts. (Click the link to see the pulled-back shot.)

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