In the News: Fashion’s Night Out

••• “A nonprofit litigation organization is moving into the future home of Gap Inc.’s headquarters in Tribeca. The Innocence Project signed a 10-year lease for 20,300 square feet at 40 Worth St. The tenant will move into part of the seventh floor of the 16-story, 703,000-square-foot building, between Church Street and West Broadway. […] Founded in 1992 and affiliated with Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, The Innocence Project is a 501(c)(3) company dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing. 40 Worth St.’s tenant roster includes Public Health Solutions, New York Law School and The Legal Aid Society. The building has signed almost 400,000 square feet of leases in the last 12 months, including the 265,000-square-foot lease to Gap.” (Crain’s)

••• Vice co-founder Shane Smith has a loft in Tribeca (and a mountain in Costa Rica), according to a New York Times profile.

••• Joel Cuéllar, a spirits sommelier at Brandy Library, joined the New York Times for a mezcal tasting.

••• According to this long L.A. Times blog post about Mad Men, a recent episode had Peggy attending a party in Washington Market.

Tribeca Issey Miyake by Paul Warchol

••• Fashion’s Night Out, the spend-our-way-out-of-the-recession promotion co-sponsored by Vogue on Sept. 10, has updated its website to list all participants (via Racked). In Tribeca, that means….
A Uno: “Event details pending, however we will be serving wine, snacks and we will feature informal modeling. As the date approaches we will let you know.”
Edun: “Edun is partnering with Scoop in their Meatpacking District ‘swing’ store, creating an Edun Pop Up Shop for the night. Jaleel from TV on the Radio will be DJing, with a special performance by the BLK JKS from South Africa. Enjoy a scoop of ice cream from an ice cream truck on site. Special guest DJs will be riding their bikes and participants will be encouraged to ride their bikes as well. Limited edition accessories from Kenya exclusive for Scoop will be on sale as well as the Edun Fall Collection. Gift with purchase. 7 to 11 pm. (86 Franklin, 5th fl.; 646-644-2964)” [So it seems as if the company is based on Franklin but the event is at Scoop in the Meatpacking District? I called the number listed but it was someone’s cell phone….]
Gary Graham: “Music, Cocktails, Exclusive Merchandise.”
Herchcovitch;Alexandre: “Events details pending (2 Walker, 5th fl.; 646-747-3029).”
Issey Miyake: “In honor of our Coffee-themed Men’s collection, we are turning tribeca Issey Miyake into Café Issey Miyake. Enjoy free coffee & latte art by the expert baristas of La Colombe with Mille Crepes by Lady M. Stop by the La Colombe Van for an iced coffee or to buy an exclusive Issey Miyake Café shirt or the official FNO shirt. Hear music by DJ Keiichiro, shop the new collections & watch the latest fashion show Receive a limited edition Issey Miyake coffee cup & 1lb of La Colombe coffee with any collection purchase. All guests will receive a free gift & can enter to win a Pleats Please Bilbao Bag.”
Nili Lotan: “Pending.”
The Shop at Equinox: “Event details pending”
Thom Browne: “Please join us at the Thom Browne store for some champagne and shopping (designer appearance 9pm) Other Designer Appearances -Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store – designer appearance 6pm-8pm -Barneys New York – designer appearance 8-8:30pm -Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers Bleecker Street store – designer appearance 8:30-9pm.”

••• Curbed checks the progress of new-build 40 Gold.


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