In the News: Me&Ro

••• “Manhattan jeweler Me&Ro is ditching its SoHo office for a new one in Tribeca. The 20-year-old outfit recently signed a five-year lease for nearly 4,500 square feet on the 11th floor of 305 Broadway, at Duane Street. The company was formerly housed at 13 Crosby St. […] ‘I’m happy to be in a less developed neighborhood…where people work, not just shop,’ said [Robin Renzi, chief executive and founder of Me&Ro] of Tribeca. ‘When I moved [to SoHo], there was no Old Navy.'” Right: A Me&Ro piece. (Crain’s)

••• No frybread for you: “Plans for a hotly anticipated [By whom? —Ed.] Native American food truck for Bowling Green have been scrapped. The Parks Department dropped the idea after receiving no responses to a request for proposals they put out earlier this year, a spokesman said. The idea for what likely would have been the city’s first Native American food cart came from the National Museum of the American Indian, which overlooks Bowling Green.” (DNAinfo)

••• The horses have left the building. (Tribeca Trib)

••• “Godiva chocolates, one of the Winter Garden’s original tenants, going back 20 years, closed last Thursday.” (Downtown Express)

••• “Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union has joined the fray concerning the fate of the [Winter Garden] staircase. At Community Board 1’s full board meeting on Tues., May 24, Frank Scandiffio, a member and an organizer for 32BJ, said, ‘I am here on behalf of 3, 800 members of 32BJ working in the Lower Manhattan community, including 369 members who work at the World Financial Center.’ Scandiffio said the members ‘strongly oppose Brookfield Properties’ plan to remove the Winter Garden staircase. Our 32BJ members not only clean and maintain the staircase but also participate in cultural and community events held in this important public space.'” (Downtown Express)

••• “Today, winners of the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards will debut at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, in an exhibit entitled “ART.WRITE.NOW.” Visitors will see roughly 500 visual and literary works from teens in grades seven through 12 who submitted their work from 43 states and five countries. The work will stay on view through June 19 from Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 4 pm.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• Dancer Marge Champion visited the Hallmark. (Tribeca Trib)


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