Newsletter: Apr. 30

capucine-by-tribeca-citizen11MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE
Mother’s Day is May 9—that’s a week from Sunday. For this year’s shop-local gift guide I’ve tried to help out the dads who need to buy gifts on behalf of their kids (or supplement their kids’ gifts with something the mom might actually want). Because I’m not a mother—even if my pug is a lot like a perpetual two-year-old—I asked the Tribeca Citizen community for input.

This weekend in Tribeca: The big TFF Family Festival is Saturday; the full rundown of events is here. Plus: Suzanne Vega, dumpling workshop, Salman Rushdie, Hasidic drug-traffickers, John Doe and Exene, Olivia the pig, Graham Parker, more. Also: the full calendar through May 31.

busi-and-chokshi-by-tribeca-citizen1NKOTB: THE LANG SCHOOL AND THE QUAD MANHATTAN
Now accepting applications: A school and an after-school recreational center, both dedicated to students who are twice-exceptional—gifted in one area but with special needs in another. And now Reade Street is officially the kid-friendliest street in Tribeca, possibly the city.

••• PB & Caviar is closing May 30.
••• Rondo, the pop-up shop selling used kids’ clothing and gear to benefit Church Street School, is now open (and still accepting donations).
••• Also now open: Muscle Maker Grill.
••• Blackboard Eats had a great deal—30% off, plus a dessert tray—at Landmarc, but it’s too late now. Follow Tribeca Citizen on Facebook or Twitter to learn about time-sensitive stuff.
••• The city’s Department of Design & Construction will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. on May 6—you know, when people work—to share details about the Chambers Street reconstruction.
••• Tribeca Treats’ cookie of the month for May is the whoopie pie. Maybe it’ll make up for the Billy’s brownie catastrophe.
••• Former architect Lawrence Saul Heller is showing his “sculptures and constructions” in the empty storefront at 86 Franklin.
••• Photographer (and TC contributor!) Asha Agnish is participating in a group show at the TD Bank at Broadway and 74th, opening May 3.
••• Cristina Dos Santos’s shop on N. Moore is hosting an Empty Bowls for Haiti benefit on May 6.
••• Plus: Otte, Room, Alycea Ungaro’s Real PilatesTribeca Spa of Tranquility, New Amsterdam Market, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Euphoria Spa, TriBeCaStan.

madeline-lanciani-by-tribeca-citizen1TASTE OF TRIBECA
Madeline Lanciani (right) of Duane Park Patisserie has three tips for icing a cake—and no, the first one isn’t call and place an order at Duane Park Patisserie. (I wish I had known them when I tried making a layer cake last summer!) Plus: At the press preview, I got a taste of what the Harrison, Nobu, Acappella, and Macao Trading Co. will be serving at the event—and it was good. Buy your tickets now!

“I tried SoulCycle’s new Cycle-Yoga class last week, expecting nothing short of the excellence I’ve grown accustomed to,” writes health and wellness coach Rebecca Sadek. So how did it go?

••• Price cuts at BPC’s Riverhouse.
••• Fannie Mae smiles on BPC’s Liberty Luxe and Liberty the Other One.
••• Details on Il Matto, taking over the Arqua space.
••• Con Ed goes after that “unallocated” LMDC money.
••• The guy behind Smith & Mills, Warren 77, and 109 West Broadway is opening a lounge in the Meatpacking District [shiver].

I think this is an easy one, but that could be because I walk by this jovial fellow at least once a day. If you think you know where he is, guess in the comments on the page you reach by clicking here.



Comments are closed.