Newsletter: Feb. 12

by Liz Clayman, courtesy FaustoSIX MORE RESTAURANTS WORTH GOING ABOCA
As much as I believe in supporting local businesses, sometimes you have to get out of the bubble. Here are six more restaurants you might enjoy as much as I have.

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Tribeca Health & FitnessHappy Valentines Day! Tribeca Health & Fitness is offering one-month complimentary memberships to residents of Tribeca during the month of February. Come in and give us a try! Please contact Allison Vernon-Thompson with questions at allison@tribecagym.com. *Sign up anytime during the month of February and receive a complimentary membership for the next 30 days. Offer valid for new members. 107 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007. Sponsored.

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Franklin PlaceTHE LATEST SALVO IN THE BATTLE OVER FRANKLIN PLACE
In a memorandum filed with the New York County Clerk, the condo buyers at 5 Franklin Place (“including many families with young children”) are claiming the developer wasn’t clear enough about the situation regarding the private street.

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by Peter HujarSEEN & HEARD
••• 2/8: Life preservers installed on the riverfront. Plus: Last call for Chinese food recommendations; the Americans with Disabilities Act conundrum; no word on Brookfield Place’s retail expansion; fashion talk tonight; literary salon with “Secrets”; up-and-coming jazz at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
••• 2/9: Concerns about Equinox’s Tribeca gym. Plus: WeWork in yet another building downtown; free Washington Market talk; notable films at the Roxy Cinema; Medford Fancy Goods artifact.
••• 2/10: New name for the former Ritz-Carlton. Plus: Joe & the Juice rumor quashed; Broadway storefront being used as an event space; additions to Community Board 1’s agendas; midnight sidewalk construction; “Bull” shoot; wonderful Peter Hujar show at the Morgan Library (above).

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Club PilatesNEW KID ON THE BLOCK: CLUB PILATES
The Pilates taught at Club Pilates is contemporary rather that strictly traditional, says Angelo Acquista of the new Tribeca studio. “A class here typically uses three apparatuses, to make for a whole-body experience.” Take a look around.

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11 HubertIN THE NEWS
••• 2/8: The corrosion of Canal Street. Plus: Amazon testing two-hour Whole Foods delivery for premium members; fashion designer Lela Rose had a party at her White Street home.
••• 2/9: How congestion pricing could help downtown. Plus: Artist alleges that 11 Hubert was illegally subleased to her (above); “Tip-Jar Bandit” caught red-handed; Eben Lillie on growing up at Chambers Street Wines; a disastrous idea to let developers build taller.
••• 2/10: Private streets under review by city. Plus: Attempt to make the world’s largest bagel-and-lox sandwich; alleged stalker of model Bella Hadid arrested; Chinatown Ice Cream Factory could get evicted; Community Board 1’s new district manager.

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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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