In the News: Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

••• New York magazine’s Design Hunting checks out the 4,000-square-foot home/studio of Tribeca artist Kathryn Lynch. I can’t quite justify making it into a Loft Peeping post because most of the photos are of her art—the painting of a dog mid-poop is a keeper—and the ones that aren’t are rather bare.

••• “The city has nixed a parade honoring 9/11 first responders.” —DNAinfo

••• “Power couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s extensive downtown home hunt has ended with the purchase of a full-floor loft on Washington Street in Tribeca. The acting duo have closed on the 4,315-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op for $3.95 million. The dramatic loft, which has 14-foot ceilings, oversized windows, river views and keyed elevator access, was listed for $4.5 million.” —New York Post

••• How to make Macao Trading Co.‘s chicken-and-pork-belly dumplings. —Refinery29

••• “When the South Street Seaport Museum reopens on Thursday, after nearly a year of being closed, its new leaders will have tried to address some of the problems that had left it in peril. Visitors will find two floors of expanded gallery space, cleaned, updated and re-envisioned by a new team of experts. Perhaps more important, the museum has an interim plan to pay bills as it works to attract more visitors.” —New York Times

••• J.C. Chandor, the director and Oscar-nominated writer of Margin Call, got the idea for the film when “he was working as a real estate broker and developer in Manhattan. While renovating a building in Tribeca, he received an early tip from a financial insider that he should sell it, before the market crashed in 2008. ‘I started to think back on what was it like for that guy to be the first person’ with knowledge of the coming crisis, Mr. Chandor said. ‘Do you intervene? Who do you tell?'” —The New York Times (which calls the film a thriller, which makes me think they didn’t see it)

••• “P.S. 234 will hold a lottery for kindergarten seats once again this year, after far more students applied than the school can hold.” —DNAinfo


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  1. Hopefully the Seaport Museum will attract a good amount of visitors. It is a beautiful space worthy of top exhibitions. It needs a good PR campaign for sure…because the outside facade looks like the adjoining seaport buildings it blends in rather than stands out like most museums which I think is part of the problem. It was great attending the opening reception last night.