Newsletter: January 27

PRIME ESSENTIALS IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
The store opened a decade ago and filled a practical void in the eastern side of the district. It’s a loss.

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TCQ&A: PUFFY’S BRENDAN O’SHEA
Photographer Claudine Williams has, as a passion project, shot a few of our local hosts at neighborhood watering holes. This is the second edition.

FORMER ASSEMBLYMAN SHELDON SILVER HAS DIED
He represented Fidi and Chinatown for four decades, two of those as the assembly speaker, until he was convicted of corruption charges.

SEEN & HEARD
Local restaurants expand uptown: Homemade by Miriam opens a second location. Plus Marc Forgione opens a wine cellar; Governors Island will host an ice sculpture contest; Hotel Indigo is open.

ZINC BOX PLANNED FOR 157 HUDSON / 60 COLLISTER
A 1000-square-foot addition will be added to the beautiful AmEx Building on Collister between Hubert and Laight.

SEEN & HEARD
Fa├žade changes for 109 West Broadway: A porthole will be added to the Reade Street side. Plus both Pace and BMCC must require boosters for all students; one more empty storefront on Chambers.

IN THE NEWS
More gallery updates: PPOW will open another space this spring; more on Pace’s plans for Broadway and Walker; an update on Poets House; uterine cancer patients may get added to 9/11 list.

 

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