Long considered one of the best wine stores in the U.S., Chambers Street Wines is primarily known for natural wines. “But of course the vast majority of our customers are people in the neighborhood coming in for a nice bottle of wine to have with dinner,” says co-founder Jamie Wolff. Read the Q&A (with photos by Claudine Williams).
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: HARRY & IDA’S LUNCHEONETTE
Don’t let the old-fashioned name fool you. While pastrami is still the headliner at the new Harry & Ida’s Luncheonette, there’s a lot of forward thinking going on, in the kitchen—the menu is 75 percent vegetarian—and beyond.
CELEBRATE THE HIGH HOLIDAYS DOWNTOWN WITH TAMID
Your Downtown Community of families and friends invite you to join Tamid for the High Holidays this year. Come hear the blast of the Shofar at our programs for young children, youth, and families at the 9/11 Chapel (Broadway and Fulton) within easy walking distance from your home in Tribeca, Battery Park City, and the Financial District. Please make your reservations today for Rosh Hashanah (Sept 20/21) and Yom Kippur (Sept 29/30). www.tamidnyc.org/hhd. Sponsored.
THE MAKEOVER OF CANAL STREET CONTINUES
Two little buildings at the northwest corner of Canal and Broadway are going to be torn down. In their place, developer United American Land is proposing a nine-story office building with a funky motif on the façade.
SEEN & HEARD
••• 9/11: The Oculus skylight [was] open. Plus: What “farm fresh” means to Amazon; the new street art in front of Gotan and Terra; WeWork has leased in another Tribeca building; “virtual conversations” with Holocaust survivors.
••• 9/12: Opening forecasts for Tetsu and Il Mulino. Plus: Last night’s fireworks caused concern; cool tour of Tribeca’s new indoor farm; Canal Street Market now has Mexican food; garbage in the Holland Tunnel off-ramp median.
••• 9/13: A new café/bar has soft-opened (above). Plus: Finally, an official start date for the construction at Bogardus Plaza; Japanese fashion pop-up at 180; Chambers Street clothing store is closing; Morgik Metals has left for New Jersey; Saturday brunch at Houseman.
MAJOR NEW ADDITION TO TRIBECA’S GALLERY DISTRICT
The huge L.A. gallery that represents the likes of Raymond Pettibon (detail above), Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Prince, Catherine Opie, and Anish Kapoor has chosen northeast Tribeca for its first New York City outpost.
IN THE NEWS
••• 9/11: The argument against Margaret Chin. Plus: An endorsement of Christopher Marte; thefts, including one at gunpoint; rave review for Ato restaurant; Spring Studios to become Fashion Week hub; artist Rosalyn Drexler.
••• 9/12: The best look so far at 91 Leonard. Plus: The new Franklin Street mural is an ad (above; photo by Eric Townsend); the former Ichimura has changed names again; the inside of St. Nicholas National Shrine; candidate Aaron Foldenauer; “reimagining education” at Portfolio School; restaurateur Drew Nieporent.
••• 9/13: Chin wins by 200 votes. Plus: Revised renderings for the 50 Hudson topper; police looking for three teens who attacked man on Reade; a plan to save St. Joseph’s Chapel in Battery Park City; the retail rent “façade.”