In the News: Tracy Anderson’s Studio Is Moving

••• Tribeca-based developer DDG uses a lot of brick in its buildings, including at 12 Warren and 100 Franklin. —New York Times

••• Fitness guru Tracy Anderson “blasts music seven days a week starting at 6 a.m., the owners of 408 Greenwich St. complain in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court. ‘The disturbances are so powerful that they reach all the way from the studio, located on the third floor, to the ninth floor,’ the building’s attorney Eric Sherman says in court papers. The lawsuit says Anderson, who is partners with [Gwyneth] Paltrow in the studio and an organic food business, has never had a proper city permit to operate her studio since she signed a 10-year lease in 2008 with the loft owner, Shiraz Sanjana, a controversial Brooklyn developer.” But wait, then there’s this: “The building owners say Anderson and her landlord have ignored repeated pleas to lower the volume—until September when they announced they were moving. It was quiet for a few months and then the music resumed Monday, they said.” —New York Daily News

••• New York Post, meanwhile, has this quote from Steven Beltrani, vice president of publicity at Tracy Anderson: “We have been excellent anchor tenants for eight years at our space in Tribeca and continue to operate business as we always have. Today we are excited to share news that we are signing a lease for a new, larger TriBeCa studio location just down the block. We look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks of our expansion plans.” Hmm… At the Sterling Mason? The Dylan Prime space? Anyone know where? Come on, #tamily! Spill it!

••• “Liberty Park, under construction at the southern end of the World Trade Center site, began to take on the look of a real park on Monday as tree planting went into high gear.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “New York’s best restaurant wine lists may be soon killed off, and the proposed culprit is the New York State Liquor Authority, which has announced an intention to alter one of the key provisions of state beverage law. […] At issue is the sale of wine from ‘private collections’ to restaurants. This has long been allowed by the law and has been the backbone of some of New York City’s most famous wine lists, notably Veritas in the past. More recently, if you look at the lists of wine destinations like Rebelle, Maialino, Charlie Bird, and Racines, you see lists that couldn’t have been constructed without sourcing from private collections. Those restaurant names stand out in particular because they are some of the top restaurant wine destinations in the country, let alone the state, and the changes that the SLA has proposed would mean an end to that. And it isn’t just a handful of restaurants that would be affected. Virtually every distinguished wine program in New York City today has sourcing from private collections as a part of what they do. Without that capability, the wine lists in New York might look much more similar to those in states like Massachusetts, where regulations hamper the ability of wine programs to operate at a world-class level. Quietly, and without much notice of the plan during a busy holiday season, New York State intends to kill off one of the areas in which it leads the nation today.” —Eater

••• The New Yorker reviews Sushi Azabu and Azabu, as Daruma-Ya is now known.

••• “Last Wednesday, Parks Enforcement Patrol officers confronted and arrested an emotionally disturbed homeless man who was menacing passersby with a metal pipe on West Thames Street.” —Broadsheet


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  1. Even bricks would have been better than the “dinosaur bones” comprising the facade of 325 West Broadway!