In the News: Nordstrom Soho

••• Next fall, Nordstrom plans on opening a 11,100-square-foot store at 350 West Broadway (between Broome and Grand—see map at right); the proceeds will go to charity. Note to self: Set up PayPal account. (Crain’s)

••• Columbine will reopen in the space next door on W. Broadway, most recently a pizza joint called Rosario’s Kitchen. (Tribeca Trib)

••• “The Spruce Street School will not launch its sixth grade until 2015, the Department of Education said this week, and local parents are furious.” (DNAinfo)

••• “[Project No. 8’s] temporary boutique [on Duane], which will be open until mid-February, will showcase designers like the London-based Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby, who began by showing their collaborations in galleries before starting their label Boudicca.” (New York Times)

••• “The Community Board 1 passed a resolution last night for the  NYC Department of Transportation to review pedestrian safety between Tweed Courthouse and City Hall Park, and take any measures necessary to ensure the bicycle route is not a danger to others in the park.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• The New York Times has an amusing and informative—a bottle of Vitamin Water has 12 teaspoons of sugar in it—article about Blueprint Cleanse, recently introduced in Tribeca at Real Pilates.

••• Curbed looks at the new configuration planned for 471 Washington (at Canal).

••• Industrial designer Lindsay Adelman fake-shopped for reading lamps at Steven Sclaroff, among other places. (New York Times)

••• “If all goes as planned, Piers 26 and 15 will serve as animated, educational hubs on the West and East Side waterfronts. The City University of New York plans to present an interim environmental program at Pier 26 containing science labs, offices, classrooms, and an exhibit space. […] Meanwhile, officials from Rivers Alive, a nonprofit devoted to providing public access on the East River, hopes to win the bid for an educational maritime center at Pier 15. The two-level pier would measure around 2,250 square feet, and would offer two-to-three hour tours of the harbor, where visitors would learn about the history of vessels and how they operate. Rivers Alive would install ramps along the pier to accommodate the disabled.” (Downtown Express)

••• Menswear designer Adam Kimmel lives in Tribeca—he’s married to actress Leelee Sobieski and worked with magician David Blaine on a promotional video. (The New York Times)


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