In the News: Inside a Tribeca Artist’s Loft

••• Garance Doré profiled the Tribeca loft of artist Meghan Boody—it’s really lovely, and I would’ve loved to do a Loft Peeping post on it, but I never heard back from Doré’s people. (That’s Boody, above, in a photo by Harvey Wang from her website.)

••• WWD visited Taryn Toomey’s new fitness studio. “Toomey describes the built-out studio as ‘soft on the eyes, gentle on the heart, expansive in the consciousness, mindfulness and just with a whole ton of intention.’ Translated, the space feels airy and serene, with white walls and crystal ‘sugar stick’ pendant lighting hanging in the curved windows looking out at the utilitarian shops and eateries lining Park Place. Room accents include pots of succulents and orchids, and bowls of crystals. A mirror lines one wall of the studio and her jewelry collection, Airlume, hangs on the walls of the lobby, serving as artwork. The bathroom is stocked with beauty products by Chanel, who approached her for the placement; Tata Harper, and Smoke Perfume. The original flooring of the studio was raised and replaced to be ergonomically sprung, and also contains a hidden elemental feature. ‘We have crystals under the floors, which some people might think I’m completely crazy, which is absolutely fine,’ Toomey explained.”

••• A man stole $4,040 worth of Nicorette gum from the Duane Reade at 100 Broadway. —DNAinfo

••• “Today (Wednesday, January 25), the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, through its Percent for Art program, is holding the final meeting to determine the winning proposal for public art commemorating the Little Syria neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. The City’s Department of Parks & Recreation is constructing a new 20,000 square foot park, Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, in the historic neighborhood and they have agreed to include art pieces invoking the themes of writers and poets who sprang from the Levantine diaspora, including Kahlil Gibran, Mikhail Naimy, Elia Abu Madi, ‘Afifa Karam, and Ameen Rihani.” —Broadsheet