Newsletter: Oct. 12
Sue wanted to know why the street numbers on Reade—even on the north, odd on the south—differ from the New York City norm. And I was curious why some streets’ numbers start from the west, but others from the east. Here’s the answer.
WOOLWORTH TOURS SALUTES OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK
Woolworth Tours is proud to participate in this year’s Open House New York—the 15th-anniversary edition—along with three other Cass Gilbert Buildings: The Alexander Hamilton Custom House, The Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, and The Brooklyn Army Terminal. Tours of the Woolworth Building’s magnificent vintage lobby are available daily; reserve at WoolworthTours.com. Sponsored.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN GRAFFITI
A.k.a. street art in the area from the past 10 months.
GIVE YOUR PRESCHOOLER A HEAD START IN LEARNING MANDARIN!
Come learn what it is like to immerse your child in a Chinese speaking world right in the heart of Tribeca! Find out why the Ya-Ya Immersion program at Mandarin Seeds is the most popular program for families who are passionate about Chinese language and culture. The rich and engaging curriculum is designed by experienced native speaking educators who specialize in teaching Mandarin to children. RSVP online today for the Open House on Thursday, 10/19, at 6 pm! Visit us at www.mandarinseeds.com. Sponsored.
SEEN & HEARD
••• 10/9: Maserati of Manhattan has left. Plus: Attraversiamo says it’s opening this fall; ghost dog; open-mic night for kids at Duane Park; 70 Vestry from the west.
••• 10/10: Beautiful bridal shoot. Plus: A simple request for the 1st Precinct; BNY Mellon’s “public” lobby is still off-limits; Taste of the Seaport; Adidas shoot; storefronts along West Street.
••• 10/11: The Oculus’s absurd elevators. Plus: The delay of Maharishi; more Amazon at Whole Foods; Pier 17’s colored light show; Instacart is now at Best Market; P.S. 150’s rummage sale; Paris Baguette is open.
FAMILY OPEN HOUSE AT TRIBECA VETERINARY WELLNESS THIS SUNDAY!
Bring the whole family to our open house at Jennifer Berg’s new hospital, Tribeca Veterinary Wellness! Give your kids (and furry kids!) the behind-the-scenes tour of a working veterinary hospital! Carnival-like atmosphere from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with: Scooby Doo selfie photo booth; airbrushed temporary tattoos for both pets and children; five raffles for a complimentary comprehensive consultation with Dr. Berg; children’s raffles for our stuffed animal “patients”; fun pet facts; light bites catered by Estelle Gourmet; coffee, tea, and make-your-own flavored Italian sodas! Our neighbor, Pixel Academy, will be having an open house for kids this Sunday as well, so stop by 256 West Street (between Laight and Vestry) and visit us both! Sponsored.
IN THE NEWS
••• 10/9: The Fed on fire. Plus: The history of a Lispenard Street building; the lost Franklin House Hotel; former Tribeca Grill server dishes on Harvey Weinstein.
••• 10/10: Temple Bar (above) and Noho Star are closing. Plus: West Street safety study is in the works; pushing Battery Park City Authority income to go toward New York City Housing Authority properties; ESPN leased studio space at Pier 17 (which will have garish colored light displays).
••• 10/11: Former Subway shop sold. Plus: Rem Koolhaas to design New Museum extension; ICP Museum is leaving the Bowery; actors Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie live in Battery Park City; hook-up steals man’s watch; Park Row bike path angst.