Seen & Heard: Tribeca Sailing

tarasail1••• Tribeca Sailing has set up at Pier 25. (I noticed the sign when I went to see how the repairs were going, but I figured it must’ve been there for a while—so thanks to K. for pointing out that it’s new!) From the website: “Tribeca Sailing NYC offers two-hour sailing tours to the sights of Lower Manhattan. Sail past the Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Governors Island, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.” The boat is TARA, “a 1964 Hinckley Custom Pilot 35 sailboat, designed by the famous Sparkman and Stephens design team. Only 117 Pilot 35’s were built, with only five custom-labeled. As the 25th boat to roll out of the Hinckley’s Maine facility, TARA became a custom Pilot 35 as her coach roof was built higher than the normal Pilot 35. […] Tribeca Sailing NYC can only allow up to six passengers to go sailing at one time as per USCG regulations.”

••• Daffodils in City Hall Park!

••• I was walking along Warren today when I saw that the doors to the upcoming restaurant at 73 Warren were wide open. Looks very nice inside!

••• Suzanne wrote up Aux Epices for “For those who still miss Franklin Station Café in Tribeca that closed in 2008 after a 15-year run. Who miss Mai Chau’s food and Marc Kaczmarek’s photography and hospitality. They are back, and we felt like we were home. Now at 121 Baxter Street, on the block just above Canal Street, so considered to be in ‘NoLita.’ Much smaller than Franklin Station, with more of a Little Italy feel and a brand-new pressed tin ceiling. In fact, the whole place feels brand-new, and is, apparently just fixed up by the landlord. Marc and Mai didn’t have time to bring in a feng shui consultant yet, but the space is fine for now.” Click the Mouthfuls link for more on the food.

••• This may be exciting to no one but me, but I’d been wondering whether Whole Foods had given up on cork recycling, so I was pleased to find the cork container by the West Street doors.

••• Came across this on Twitter: Among the late artist Bryten Goss’s works are several paintings of Tribeca in flames. Image courtesy A Gallery.


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  1. Oh that’s great news about the cork recycling at WFM! Yay! Thanks for the tip…