Newsletter: Mar. 3

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: THE BULLETT SHOP
Bullett is a digital publication, creative agency, and retail website—and now it has a brick-and-mortar shop on Walker for its audience of trendsetting twenty-somethings. Scope the merch.

MUSIC AND MORE: “TUESDAY TALKS” AT ASPHALT GREEN
Check out the exciting slate of Tuesday Talks coming up at Asphalt Green Battery Park City:
••• Mar. 4: Career coaches Pamela Weinberg and Barri Waltcher help mothers plan a transition back to work.
••• Mar. 11: Marvel at the hottest new buildings in New York City (right) with architecture expert Gail Cornell.
••• Mar. 18: Join Carla Innerfield and Chris Coogan to explore Cole Porter’s life and work.
••• Mar. 25: How Beethoven, Brahms and other composers broke with classical tradition to develop a new Romantic style.
Tickets: Talks start at noon, and tickets are $22 ($18 for members). Visit asphaltgreenbpc.org/tuesdaytalks or call 212-298-2930. Asphalt Green is at 212 North End Ave. (between Warren and Murray). Sponsored.

A LANDMARK IS REBORN
Parts of 502 Canal—long neglected, then finally renovated—have been unveiled. It’s looking wonderful!

IN THE NEWS
••• 2/27: Chipotle menu upgrade. Plus: Shabby behavior at Independent Plaza North; the history of 5 Beekman; inside Soho’s new Smith & Mills sister restaurant; Greenhouse bottle fight; opposing diesel generator atop Sixth Avenue landmark.
••• 2/28: Kindergarten applications are up over last year. Plus: Marc Forgione’s cookbook; Quiznos bankruptcy; homeless encampment at the World Trade Center’s E station; art show rave; former Southbridge Towers board president pleads guilty.
••• 3/1: Cafeteria restaurant may yet happen. Plus: Biker-gang beatdown charges; inside glorious 5 Beekman; west Soho hotel to have rooftop bar; Seamless scam update; affordable housing in Hudson Square; heated sidewalks.

JOIN BOND NEW YORK IN CELEBRATING A TRIBECA ARTIST
BOND New York’s Tribeca team is hosting a special “First Wednesdays” party this week: Natural Conditions features the paintings of Tribeca artist CJ Collins (“Just Start Dancing” is pictured at right). Join us for wine and light hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Weds. 3/5. The show is up through April, and of course you’re welcome to visit anytime to see CJ’s work. Hosted by seasoned real estate agents who share a passion for art and real estate, “First Wednesdays” was created to celebrate talented artists and the Tribeca community. BOND New York is at 25 Hudson (between Duane and Reade); bondtribeca.com. Sponsored.

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: CAFE BOCA CIEGA
“This is rocket fuel,” says Osiel Rojas, cofounder of Cafe Boca Ciega, of “the first good cup of Cuban coffee in New York.” Plus: A related gallery will soon open in the adjacent space.

SEEN & HEARD
••• 2/27: Church Street gentrification. Plus: Dylan Prime’s new lunch menu; Cuban café on Broadway open; China Blue delivering; Live Well Company debuts next week; photos by World War II vets at Soho Photo; Broadway restaurant in play?
••• 2/28: City Hall Park’s next sculpture exhibit (the Statue of Liberty, as body parts). Plus: Indian-Chinese food; Brooklyn Robot Foundry soft opening; Juice Press getting close?; half-marathon street closures; sidewalk damage.
••• 3/1: El Vez is on the building. Plus: Five R stations getting renovated; Hudson storefront mystery (and availability); is 443 Greenwich stalled?; eating pizza for charity; 87 Leonard update.

THE GAY PRIDE PIER DANCE IS BACK
Also on March’s Community Board 1 agendas: Spring Studios to do some explaining; Hampton Jitney (expansion?); mysterious Megu liquor-license issue; and more.

REAL ESTATE SALES REPORT
Who bought where, from whom—and for how much.

NOSY NEIGHBOR
“No activity at 87 Leonard since the last summer. The interior appears nearly complete (or as complete as it was last summer). It surprises me that no one has swooped in to buy it and finish the job.” —A. Someone has.

WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
Congratulations to Andrea for correctly identifying the location of last week’s Where in Tribeca…? (Click the link to learn the answer.) We’ll play again Friday morning….

WORTH STREET IS ABOUT TO GO ONE-WAY
I did a full post on this because I thought it was for three blocks (Hudson to Broadway), but it’s only for one block (Hudson to W. Broadway). I include it anyway so you can revel in my tourist mistake.

PHOTO SAFARI!
A.k.a. random pictures with snarky captions.

 

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