In the News: Tribeca Citizen

••• “The price of Allen Gross’ GB Lodging’s purchase of the Temple Court building, a nine-story city landmark at 5 Beekman Street formerly owned by the Chetrit Group and Bonjour Capital, has finally been revealed. The deal closed for $64 million […]. The nine-story Lower Manhattan property will become a hotel under the Thompson Hotels brand, operated by Commune Hotels & Resorts. It will be a 297-room boutique hotel with 90 residences […]. The project is slated for completion in 2014.” —The Real Deal

••• Look who gave the Daily News a tour of the neighborhood! (Photo by Jefferson Siegel for the New York Daily News.)

••• “Rabbit Rescue & Rehab has been holding free rabbit speed-dating sessions for 20 years. Experts say while spending time with their owners is great, rabbits crave companionship from their own kind. ‘I met many rabbit owners who assured me that while life with one rabbit is wonderful, life with more than one is even better,’ says Tribeca resident Natalie Reeves, who brought her adopted bunny Mopsy to an event to meet a mate.” —New York Post

••• Tribeca Tower, New York by Gehry, and 1 Rector Park are among the buildings that have libraries (although in some cases it’s just a quiet space with a bunch of Assouline books). —New York Times

••• “Sociologist and photographer Cathy Greenblat has been taking pictures of people with dementia for a decade. Eighty of these moving images, taken around the world, are on display through April 28 at Pace University’s Schim­mel Center for the Arts.” —Tribeca Trib


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