Newsletter: Jan. 25

312-322 Canal renderingRED TERRA COTTA FACADE APPROVED FOR CANAL STREET
Developer Trans World Equities and architect Paul A. Castrucci persuaded the Landmarks Preservation Commission that it belongs there.

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140 BroadwayIN THE NEWS
••• 1/22: Tribeca mom getting some on the side. Plus: Details on Cuomo’s plan for congestion pricing; workaround to keep the Statue of Liberty open during the federal government shutdown; therapist Mark Epstein; American Stock Exchange hotel conversion; the history of 49 Walker; two downtown Gristedes markets might close.
••• 1/23: Plaza redesign threatens food carts (above). Plus: Opening forecast for Jill Lindsey’s Tribeca shop/café; Canal Street redesign approved; Sunshine Cinema closed; explanation from owner of François Payard Bakery; subway elevator brouhaha; storm resiliency.
••• 1/24: Bonkers plan to woo Amazon. Plus: Ruchi Indian restaurant reviewed; checking in on Fraunces Tavern; phone snatching on N. Moore; attempted theft at Saks.

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courtesy Church Street School for Music and ArtSUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN TRIBECA
The longest days of the year can get really long if you have a bored child hanging around. Keep ‘em occupied—and happy!—with these excellent neighborhood options for summer. (Photo courtesy Church Street School for Music and Art.) Sponsored.

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Racines NYNEW CHEFS AT RACINES AND NORTH END GRILL
This could work out nicely for everyone.

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Duane Reade by WalgreensSEEN & HEARD
••• 1/22: 24-hour construction at 111 Murray. Plus: New opening forecasts for Il Mulino and Allied Maker lighting store; Sole di Capri is making pizza; miniature Duane Reade by Walgreens now open at the World Trade Center mall; “Power” TV shoot.
••• 1/23: Massive Chick-fil-A revealed. Plus: David Chang’s chicken chain Fuku is open at Brookfield Place; a curveball from Mulberry & Vine; big sale at Roberta Roller Rabbit; The Goldfinch filmed here; World Trade Center mall market still far from ready.
••• 1/24: Bon Chon has closed. Plus: Monk McGinn’s pub goes for the rustic look; traffic expert in free talk at New York Law School; 3 World Trade Center’s construction hoist; WeWork’s banner; “Billions” is back.

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François Payard BakeryFRANCOIS PAYARD BAKERY HAS CLOSED
The company that owns the brand says it’s “assessing and reconfiguring its U.S. businesses.”

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courtesy Brooklyn Robot FoundryTHIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR BROOKLYN ROBOT FOUNDRY
“It’s bigger! It’s brighter! It has very tall ceilings!” says Jenny Young of Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s new Tribeca location. “And we’ll be there for the at least the next decade.”

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Innovation ShadesA NEW SHADE SHOWROOM ON HUDSON STREET
Innovation Shades, currently based on Vestry, is opening a street-level retail space nearby.

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