Newsletter: Aug. 27

PROGRESS REPORT: EXPANSIONS
Besides all the new businesses opening soonish and laterish, there are four expansions in the works—including an upscale restaurant for south Tribeca.

CALENDAR: AUG. 27–SEPT. 30
This weekend in and around Tribeca: Fulton Stall Market; closing event—with BBQ and a DJ—of Kal Spelletich’s show at Jack Hanley Gallery; AceFest at Tribeca Cinemas; Saturday storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca; “Sex in Mommyville” at the Flea; Hunger Games Fan Fest at Borders Wall Street; Melody Sweets at Duane Park restaurant; Chinatown Walking Tour from the Museum of Chinese in America; Klezmer brunch at City Winery.

A PLAYGROUND PREVIEW
Here comes the fun: Anojja Shah chatted with Donna Walcavage, designer of the Pier 25 playground, about what kids can expect when the playground opens in October.

IN THE NEWS
••• 8/24 roundup: Details on Compose, the new restaurant coming to Worth Street. Plus: More on Theater Bar; St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church; a Millennium High School teacher gets some help; Innocence Project.
••• 8/25 roundup: The high road suits Mayor Bloomberg. Plus: Sheldon Silver disappoints; Grandaisy delights; Plein Sud and Wall & Water get reviewed; Theater Bar preview; Bank of America at WTC?; Russell Simmons; FiDi’s District.
••• 8/26 roundup: What’s next at Bouley Studio’s ever-changing upstairs. Plus: Marc Forgione; Terroir; real-estate uptick; Dance New Amsterdam fights on; Michael Kinsley on Park51; local company on big Inc. list; Tribeca pioneer passes away; another FiDi condo conversion?

POP-UP: R. SCHUM GALLERY
The robot-themed paintings of R. Nicholas Kuszyk are being shown in the tiny space that was recently Pomme. But go soon: The exhibit comes down after the weekend.

SEEN & HEARD
••• 8/24 roundup: A new Indian restaurant gets a shout-out. Plus: A Uno and La Lumia’s plans for Fashion’s Night Out; rosé tasting tonight at Maslow 6; vote for your favorite sandwich and kids’ theater group; Canal Park Playhouse; weenie roast!
••• 8/25 roundup: Tribeca Film Festival dates. Plus: Restaurant deal; theater reprieve; Joyride truck; cooking and drawing classes; a reader’s ice-cream tip.
••• 8/26 roundup: Writers Jennifer Egan and Darin Strauss. Plus: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory deal; Euphoria Spa specials; additions to City Winery’s schedule.

WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
You gotta admire the tone of this sign. Know where it is?

 

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