Newsletter: Nov. 6

Mudville 9221 W. BroadwayA NEW THEATER SPACE IN TRIBECA
The nonprofit organization Sokoloff Arts is opening Town Stages at 221 W. Broadway, formerly White Street restaurant. “It’s a collaborative space where people can come together and get to know one another,” says founder Robin Sokoloff. “We’re looking to hear exactly what the community wants it to be.” More on the plans.

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Fred Astaire Dance Studio New York DowntownSHALL WE DANCE?
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Downtown New York has opened in Tribeca. Offering a First Private Introductory Lesson, Group Lesson, and Practice Party just for $40. Learn the basics of Ballroom, Latin and Social dancing! No partner necessary! Don’t worry if you have a busy schedule—our studio is open 7 days a week! Monday-Friday 1-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-267-9500, nydowntown@fredastaire.com. Sponsored.

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111 Murray glassFALLING GLASS AT 111 MURRAY
Pieces ended up as far away as the Battery Park City ball fields.

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courtesy Jenni KayneJENNI KAYNE IS OPENING HERE TODAY
The “store” appears to be in the former Matt Bernson space on Harrison Street. But you can’t walk out with merchandise; you have to order it and it’ll be shipped to you.

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Bogardus Plaza constructionNOSY NEIGHBOR
“How long will the Bogardus Plaza construction take?” —N. The answer, along with some renderings and a community liaison contact.

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Church StreetSEEN & HEARD
••• 11/2: A growing memorial. Plus: Why is there no alert system for terror attacks?; Argo Electronics blames city bureaucracy; revealed Broadway facade; “Bull” shoot; checking in on new Chambers building.
••• 11/3: Several occupied Church Street storefronts are for rent (above). Plus: Hudson River Park has reopened; the next Tribeca Meet & Greet; Warren Street closure for water-main work; “Off the Wall” at Soho Photo.
••• 11/4: Friends & Fashion pop-up shop. Plus: Exhibit about re-editing The Wizard of Oz; update on the massive air conditioner outside McDonald’s; the Release of the Fishes; glorious time of year at the Tribeca Greenmarket.
••• 11/5: 56 Leonard retail. Plus: Demolition in the former Shoofly space; post-restoration facade revealed at 108 Leonard; the main entrance of 19 Park Place; “Nighthawks” and “Law & Order: SVU” shoots.

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Bike path barriers by C.IN THE NEWS
••• 11/2: Male model melee. Plus: P.S. 89 principal Veronica Najjar’s two experiences with terror attacks; remembering James Gill.
••• 11/3: Barriers added to bike path (photo by C.). Plus: Vigils to remember the victims of the attack; a terrorist group claimed responsibility; two local news sites closed down; the history of 46 Walker; taxi thief jumps into river.

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Where in Tribeca...?WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
Congratulations to Sonia F. Stock for correctly identifying last week’s Where in Tribeca…? Click the link to discover the answer.

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Vesey treebedNOSY NEIGHBOR
“Why has Goldman Sachs been wood-chipping all the trees on the Vesey Street side of their building? Nine down. One to go.” —J. The answer (and Goldman had nothing to do with it).

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1 Park RowTHE OLD J&R BUILDING IS BEING TORN DOWN
It will be replaced by a new three-story building dedicated to retail.

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