Seen & Heard: Jewelry Store Not Closing?

••• Mayor Bill de Blasio caught a lot of flak online for visiting a Tribeca school during yesterday’s storm (versus one in a less ritzy neighborhood) and declaring everything fine. Meanwhile, down the street….

••• The “going out of business” signs at Korner Jewelry (Church/Chambers) have been taken down. Is it cynical to assume they were posted in mid-December to drum up business during the holiday/Valentine’s Day season?

••• An eye-drop brand is hosting “a pop-up gallery event in Tribeca next Thursday, March 15, [with] Miami ‘eye guy’ and famed photographer Bridges Aderhold. From 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to have their eyes photographed while admiring Bridges’s past portraits and enjoying complimentary apps and cocktails from 5:30 to 9:30.” It’s at 83 Leonard and the eye portraits are free.

••• Demolition has started at 22 Harrison’s storefront, where Tribeca Language was. I had heard a dentist office is moving in, but the Department of Buildings paperwork is inconclusive.

••• The Tribeca Film Festival continues to bet on virtual reality: “The 2018 Tribeca Immersive program will showcase works by artists who are pushing boundaries, using technology to tell stories and create new experiences. The Virtual Arcade has a lineup including 21 world premiere VR/AR exhibits as well as five Storyscapes experiences in competition. A new addition to the lineup is Tribeca Cinema360, a VR theater featuring four curated screening programs of 360-degree mobile content. This year’s offerings include 33 VR exhibitions and experiences. Established directors, actors, and musicians with projects this year include: Terrence Malick, Laurie Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Lupita Nyong’o, Alicia Vikander, and OK Go. The Virtual Arcade lineup takes place at the Tribeca Festival Hub from April 20-28. Tribeca Cinema360 runs April 21-28.”



  1. Page 2 of the PW1B for the 22 Harrison St alteration indicates new assorted (unspecified) medical (plumbing) equipment to be installed in the cellar. That would not be inconsistent with a dentist’s office.

  2. I live on Harrison and think there was word a while back that the orthodontist across the street (15 Harrison) was moving…wonder if they’re moving across the street into 22 …

  3. Yes, cynical assumption about “going out of business” signs at Korner Jewelry. This is a common lease negotiation tactic for small businesses.

  4. Ah let a small business (possibly struggling) put whatever sign up they want (unless of course it is crude, rude or too political.) Who cares? Everyone is trying to make a buck and a sign is rather innocuous compared to some of the other means taken these days.
    Another much ado about nothing…