Newsletter: Dec. 18

L'AngoloChurch Street School for Music and Art by Claudine WilliamsA NEW HOME FOR CHURCH STREET SCHOOL FOR MUSIC AND ART
“I am ecstatic that we will now be able to continue all of our acclaimed programs and services in the community where we were founded 27 years ago!” said co-founder Lisa Ecklund-Flores of the Church Street School for Music and Art’s new location. (Above: Its current location, photographed by Claudine Williams.)

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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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Babesta2017 SHOP-LOCAL GIFT GUIDE (PART 6)
If you like having shops and restaurants in your neighborhood, you have to actually patronize them. Plus, the independent shops are one of the best things about Tribeca! In this round: Babesta (above), Korin, Mysterious Bookshop, Goldish, Philip Williams Posters, and Kings Pharmacy.

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Fred Astaire Dance Studio New York DowntownLOOKING FOR AN EXTRA-SPECIAL GIFT?
We have a perfect idea for you: Give the gift of confidence, health, fun, excitement, and new experiences to your loved ones! Various gift certificates for Private Ballroom, Latin & Social Dance Lessons for all age and levels. Come by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Tribeca or give us a call at (212) 267-9500 and enjoy all the wonderful things dancing can bring into your life! Sponsored.

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Jason ScottSEEN & HEARD
••• 12/14: Lots of new wayfinding signage. Plus: Gunshots last year at Haus nightclub; the Five Boro Bike Tour plans on being loud again next year; Baynes + Baker menswear pop-up; new discount clothing store; public art installation at the Pier A plaza.
••• 12/15: The  Jason Scott shop is open (above). Plus: Tetsu put up a sign, sort of; Manhattan Youth toy drive; “Succession” is shooting on Sunday; 108 Leonard sales office; possible new Fulton Street tower.
••• 12/16: Greenwich Street sidewalk finally reopened. Plus: Salad Box opened today; more wayfinding signage; Google Home Mini pop-up; the James hotel has been sold.
••• 12/17: Jill Lindsey sneak preview. Plus: Danny Meyer’s restaurant atop 28 Liberty said to be opening soon; activity at Harrison Street storefront; jazz greats on film; when national chains attempt to get local.

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Tribeca Health & FitnessHAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TRIBECA HEALTH & FITNESS
We are a full service gym located at 107 Chambers Street. Our Introductory Personal Training Packages include: 4 personal training sessions, owner curated personal trainer matching process, a professional experienced trainer, “Train Anywhere” flexibility (our facility, your residential gym, your apt), 1 month full access gym membership, in-gym beverage service, 100% satisfaction guarantee. Please contact Allison Vernon-Thompson with questions: allison@tribecagym.com, (212) 732-9466, www.TribecaGym.com. Sponsored.

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Pier 17 concert renderingIN THE NEWS
••• 12/14: How W. Broadway got named. Plus: Local politicians push Cuomo for Battery Park City representation; city council speaker’s secret food-cart bill; three women accuse Russell Simmons of rape; the reopening date for Soho Rep; the Flea’s next season.
••• 12/15: Concrete tower planned for FiDi. Plus: How the designer of Macy’s holiday windows spends her Sundays in Tribeca; city approves privatization of public arcades; Regal Cinemas now selling Cheetos popcorn; more thefts.
••• 12/17: Concern over Pier 17 rooftop events (rendering above). Plus: The “crazy beautiful” Christmas tree of Maman’s co-founders; ferry operator is said to be backsliding from promises made about noise.

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

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No deliveries to SerraPHOTO SAFARI!
And you thought bankers kept short hours. More along those lines here.

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