Seen & Heard: Chambers Construction Meeting

••• Live on Chambers Street? “Department of Design and Construction and Chambers Street Reconstruction will be holding a Stakeholder Meeting on April 15 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center at 115 Broadway, 8th Floor Conference Room.” Because there was nowhere closer…? “During this meeting DDC and Chambers Street Reconstruction will be providing an update on the construction progress and project personnel will be available to answer questions. Please RSVP to by Friday, April 12, so that you will be placed on the building security list. Please bring photo ID for entrance into the building.”

••• Torly Kid is having its April book swap: “Bring your old picture and chapter books to swap for a ‘new’ adventure. We’ll even give you a coupon for 10% off  your next purchase in-store or online. Excess books are donated to a local school in need at the end of the month.”

••• Speaking of books: James Gulliver Hancock, of the All the Buildings in New York blog (which I excerpted the other day), has a new book of his drawings—or so I learned from a New York Times interview with him.

••• From Hudson River Park: “For the first time since Superstorm Sandy, all the lights are back on at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 ball fields, officials announced today. […] The Pier returns to the electric grid just in time for Little League season.”

••• From a parent at P.S. 234: “I was wondering if you might want to mention P.S. 234’s upcoming Spring Auction. The event is on Saturday April 6 at P.S. 234 starting at 6:30, and unlike many school auctions, is open to the public. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and all proceeds go to support P.S. 234. We have over 600 items in the Auction this year! It seems like almost every local restaurant and merchant in Tribeca has donated something, including Max, Saleya, Benares, Joy Gryson, Nobu, Koh’s Kids and on and on. Please check out our website for more information. If you click through to the Auction Catalog you can get a better sense of all the items.”

••• As part of its show “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” the New Museum has set up a phone line (855-FOR-1993) you can call (ideally from a pay phone, if you’re into that) to hear about the city during the early 90s. It’s said to be block-specific, and the Tribeca types I recognized on the list of name were David Bouley and Lee Ranaldo. If anyone tries it, do report back.

••• “Tribeca Film Festival announced its closing night film—the 30th Anniversary restoration of Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy [….] Closing night will take place April 27 at BMCC PAC. Tickets will be available to the public via”

••• 13-17 Laight, the building that’s home to Tribeca Cinemas, has been slated to go condo for a few months. But now Buzz Buzz Home has noticed that the address has shown up on VE Equities website. (VE is the company behind 11 N. Moore, 1 N. Moore, 471 Washington, and others.)

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