Seen & Heard: Taryn Toomey’s Studio Opens Next Month

••• There’s construction happening inside the former Mobile X store at 200 Church. No clue what’s coming to the space.

••• The website for The Class by Taryn Toomey says the new studio on Park Place will open in January.

••• No guesses yet for Where in Tribeca…? Could this be the week you finally break into the winner’s circle?

••• Bâtard chef Markus Glocker will cook at North End Grill on February 22 as part of the restaurant’s series of Visiting Chef dinners. No word yet who’s cooking at Bâtard that night.

••• NYC Urbanism posted this amazing 1908 photo of the City Hall area (in three parts) on Instagram, identifying the buildings thus: “From left: Brooklyn Bridge trolley terminal, The World Building (1899), The Tribune Building (1874), American Tract Society (1899), Tweed Courthouse (foreground, 1881), American Tract Society (1899), New York Times Building (1888), Potter Building (1886), City Hall (1811), City Hall Post Office (1877), Park Row Building (1899), St. Paul Building (1887), City Investing Building (1908), Singer Building (1908), City Investing Building (1908), Home Life Insurance Building (1893), National Shoe and Leather Bank (1895), Broadway Chambers Building (1900).” I left the photo huge, so you can blow it up.



  1. That 1908 photo is amazing. It’s interesting to see the buildings that remain and those that have been replaced. Nice also to see the Broadway Chambers Building – Cass Gilbert’s beauty that had yet to be outshone by The Woolworth Building. At street level, some things never change; there’s plenty of jay walking and lots of busses (or trolleys)!

  2. 1908 photo is fascinating. I saw a lecture a couple of years ago by cocktail historian David Wondrich that was about the history of the bars and nightlife of Lower Manhattan, and it’s fun to try and figure out where some landmarks might be old pictures like this. Unfortunately, this photo is 30 years too late to be able to see the lost PT Barnum’s American Museum that was located at Broadway and Anne St. Apparently it was way more raucous than a museum of today, with a bar and a shooting gallery on the premises. The things that this part of the neighborhood has seen! From PT Barnum, to the hanging of Nathan Hale at the northwest corner of the park. I love seeing old photos and maps that remind me of that fact.

    • From Wikipedia on Nathan Hale:

      “Besides the site at 66th Street and Third Avenue, currently a Nike store, three other sites in Manhattan claim to be the hanging site:

      “City Hall Park, where a statue designed by Frederick William MacMonnies was erected in 1890

      “Inside Grand Central Terminal

      “The Yale Club at 44th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, near Grand Central Terminal, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hung a plaque which states the event occurred there

      “Nathan Hale’s body has never been found.”

  3. See below for a Smithsonian Magazine ariticle about the PT Barnum Museum fire that engulfed it.

  4. Wow…thanks for posting the 1908 photo. Can’t tear my eyes off it. More old TriBeCa, please!