Seen & Heard: New Amsterdam Market Will Reopen Elsewhere

••• New Amsterdam Market sent out an email saying it’s “resuming activity” in 2015 with an event in late February—but it won’t be in Lower Manhattan.

••• Sunday, Nov. 23 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: Theatreworks USA’s production of A Christmas Carol.

Tim chair by Carlos Motta at Espasso••• The Tim chair by Carlos Motta, at Espasso, would make a nice gift for a certain someone whose birthday is this month.

••• The Live Well Company is introducing a kids’ fitness class called Kid-Letics: “We have watched kids truly blossom in both their athletic abilities and their self confidence when they are involved in this type of exercise program.” Full info here.

••• Lynda Lippin, a trainer at Real Pilates, and her husband have a novel out: Zombie Killing Stoners. From the description on Amazon: “The ZomPoc has hit New York City like the ‘A’ train plowing into a baby stroller. A high-rise at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan has become the center of the universe for a group of survivors who think outside the box. Everyone understands the smoke signals from inside the bowl. This short but sweet first installment packs in: Lots of Zombies (it’s the Big Apple, after all). Explosions. Awesome Views. Big Guns. Big Samoan Drag Queens. Kind Bud. Hot Babes. Mormons. More Zombies. Laughs. Musicians. Thespians. Millionaires. Dogs.” Lynda says the high-rise in question is 8 Spruce Street.

••• In celebration of the new Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool opening in Tribeca this spring, Bright Horizons wants to give a beautiful basket of children’s books valued at $250 to one lucky winner. To be eligible, comment on this post with your favorite children’s book and “like” the Bright Horizons Facebook page before 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

••• From a reader in northwest Tribeca: “My coop and a neighboring building sent a letter like the one below to the Landmarks Preservation Commission and to the mayor’s office with signatures from our residents.  If everyone who cares could post something like this in their lobbies and send it in with signatures, maybe it would help make a statement.”

LPC letter



  1. Favorite books:
    The Scaredy Squirrel – Melanie Watt
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear – Eric Carle
    Harold & the Purple Crayon – Crocket Johnson

  2. Favorite Book: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

  3. Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You

  4. Fave book: Goodnight Moon.

  5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is so sweet & a lesson in love!
    Goodnight moon is a classic & Goodnight iPad is a book we should all follow!

  6. Favorite book: Pajama Time by Sandra Boyton. Great read before bedtime.