Newsletter: Nov. 23

courtesy Gavin SniderTHE SKETCHBOOKS OF GAVIN SNIDER
Gavin Snider draws buildings—many around here—and then photographs the drawings in front of said buildings. Take a look.

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Woolworth ToursCHRISTMAS AT THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING
Come experience the magic: This beloved masterpiece by architect Cass Gilbert opened in 1913 and was the tallest building in the world for 17 years. Long-closed except to its tenants, its magnificent vintage lobby is now open daily for public and private group tours by pre-registration only at www.WoolworthTours.com. Sponsored.

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265-267 Broadway renderingNEW DESIGN FOR TOWER ON CITY HALL PARK
It’s better than the previous version, but it’s possibly even taller.

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Trump Soho in 2011THE TRUMP SOHO HOTEL IS DITCHING TRUMP
Those of us who need a trigger warning before approaching Spring Street can rest easier: The owner of the Trump Soho hotel is buying out the Trump Organization so it can rebrand the property.

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Sprinkles LandSEEN & HEARD
••• 11/20: Sprinkles Land ice cream shop. Plus: Countdown clocks on the A/C/E subway stations; people still driving the wrong way on W. Broadway; debris falling from 111 Murray; worthwhile art exhibits at the Whitney and the Morgan Library.
••• 11/21: 1st Precinct car caught in the act. Plus: Sketchy credit-card activity at a local juice bar; new parking garage in Tribeca; sexy corners at the Renzo Piano building; two shoots.
••• 11/22: Dangerous blind intersection. Plus: Ward III has soft-reopened; the flared top of 111 Murray; the north side of Citigroup’s curtain wall; Worth Street reconstruction progress; Wicked update.

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courtesy TomorrowIN THE NEWS
••• 11/20: What to do about all those empty storefronts? Plus: Updated plan and renderings for the Battery Maritime Building; new Chinese restaurant in FiDi (above); St. Joseph’s Chapel will close in January; light art at the Seaport District; WeWork’s school project; Rolex taken at the Equinox.
••• 11/21: Another tenant for 3 World Trade Center. Plus: “Cocaine delivery service” for Wall Street got busted; new FiDi restaurant specializes in 30-foot-long strands of pasta.

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172 DuaneTHE LATEST ON 172 DUANE
Work is gearing up on the four-story addition overlooking Duane Park, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved changes to the design.

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