Newsletter: Apr. 23

Superfine!Tortola Salon by Claudine WilliamsSPOTLIGHT: TORTOLA SALON
“We have three generations of clients,” says Tom Kollar of Tortola Salon, which has been in the neighborhood for 35 years. “I’ve had boys as clients who I watched grow up, and I also do their parents and grandparents. And these are not young kids!” Read the Q&A (with photos by Claudine Williams).

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Pier 17THE FIRST REAL LOOK INSIDE PIER 17
The plan is for Pier 17 to open quietly in late May: The restaurants and shops won’t be ready, but you’ll be able to walk the perimeter, meander through the “village,” and explore the roof. Photos from a sneak-preview tour.

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SEEN & HEARD
••• 4/19: Au Cheval isn’t opening anytime soon. Plus: Comedy night at 1803; progress at building at Canal and Greene; Murray storefront still available; paintings at A+E Studios.
••• 4/20: Opening forecast for Summer Day Café and Holy Ground restaurants. Plus: More details on this week’s military maneuvers; Grand Banks merchandise; New York Academy of Art’s Open Studios event is tonight; more Peanuts murals; helicopter tourism’s unknown economic benefits.
••• 4/21: Town Stages vs. the neighbors. Plus: Video of helicopters flying under the Brooklyn Bridge; new opening forecast for Maharishi’s shop on Lispenard; the underside of the FDR Drive is being painted lavender; Franklin Street paint job; Spring Street Park; new Seaport shops and gallery.
••• 4/22: City Winery’s new performance space. Plus: Un-collage faces by Robert Janz; Taste of Tribeca’s new banner artwork; shoots for “C” and “Untitled Project L.S.P.”; where to get a tofu scramble?

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Fearless GirlTHE “FEARLESS GIRL” STATUE IS BEING MOVED
Moreover, the city is considering moving “Charging Bull,” too.

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153 FranklinIN THE NEWS
••• 4/19: Fixing the Canal Street problem. Plus: The many lawsuits swirling around chef Jose Garces and his Amada restaurant; Frenchette’s natural wine list; the head of the Landmarks Preservation Commission is resigning.
••• 4/20: Stalker found sleeping in Taylor Swift’s bed (above). Plus: A visit to Langdon Florist’s new shop; survey about wayfinding signage; Proper Food and mystery restaurant opening on Wall Street; the history of 1 Maiden Lane.

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Where in Tribeca...?WHERE IN TRIBECA…?
Congratulations to Robert Ripps for correctly identifying last week’s “Where in Tribeca…?” Discover the answer for yourself.

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