Newsletter: June 6

A LONG, DEEP LOOK INSIDE THE NEW ASPHALT GREEN
FINALLY! I got an early look at the looooong-awaited Asphalt Green Battery Park City, from the pools to the basketball court to the locker rooms to the culinary center—and beyond. Take a peek.

NY KIDS CLUB’S NEW TRIBECA LOCATION HOSTING THREE OPEN HOUSES!
Come and see what the NY Kids Club experience is all about! This event for newborns to 7 year-olds will kick off with 20 minutes of Open Play in the NY Kids Club state-of-the-art gymnasium. Children will then get a taste of a variety of NY Kids Club offerings by participating in three different age appropriate NY Kids Club classes. Join us on Sunday, June 9th 2:30-4:00 or 4:30-6:00, or Friday, June 14th, 3:30-5:00. Spaces are limited—call 212.334.3301 or click HERE to RSVP now! Sponsored.

A WHITE-HOT RUMOR ABOUT THE CAPSOUTO FRÈRES SPACE
Which New York City restaurateur is the one you’d naturally think would be drawn to the old Capsouto Frères space? Well, people are saying it’s true. Are they just hoping?

SEEN & HEARD
••• 6/3: Peony sale this weekend. Plus: Distilled and Shinola move forward; Asian restaurant under apparent new ownership; Canal gets a better type of store.
••• 6/4: Distilled restaurant and bar opens tomorrow. Plus: What’s possibly taking over Dean’s; MaryAnn’s is changing its name; Less Less is closing; Working Class’s end of days sale gets better; new farmers at Tribeca Greenmarket.
••• 6/5: Taj Tribeca has closed. Plus: Blueberry Fusion Café reveals its intentions; underwater dogs; repaving Chambers; Taymour Grahne’s gallery; Citibank branch craves art.

FIRST LOOK AT THE FRANKLIN PLACE SALES OFFICE
Including an architectural model with a much better sense of what the recessed entrance, curved-brick façade, rooftop pool deck, and overall shape will look like. Plus: More than a third of the units are already in contract.

IN THE NEWS
••• 6/3: The new building called Tribeca Royale. Plus: Converting 174 Duane; inside the renovated Corbin Building; West Thames Bridge; P.J. Clarke’s burger joint; Guac Star; math renegades; Edward’s server publishes novel.
••• 6/4: Battery Park gets stuck with Statue of Liberty security. Plus: Landmarks Preservation Commission on a case of Tribeca neglect; Battery Park City Authority to float $300 million in debt; where the New York Daily News once was.
••• 6/5: Is the rooftop burglar based on Church Street? Plus: Distilled’s menu; R train tunnel to close for a year; Corton chef Paul Liebrandt; Washington Street plaza.

I WISH…
I’ve been keeping a list of things I’d like to see changed around here (such as the pathetic storefront of 54 Laight, below). Judging from the comments, I’m not alone.

54 Laight

 

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