Newsletter: Oct. 26
Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Hill West, the 19-story building—on Broadway, with a panhandle entrance on Leonard—is meant to “reinterpret the classically inspired facades of Tribeca’s cast-iron warehouses and lofts.” Take a look.
SHALL WE DANCE?
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Downtown New York has opened in Tribeca. Offering a First Private Introductory Lesson, Group Lesson, and Practice Party just for $40. Learn the basics of Ballroom, Latin and Social dancing! No partner necessary! Don’t worry if you have a busy schedule—our studio is open 7 days a week! Monday-Friday 1-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-267-9500, email@example.com. Sponsored.
The Taste of Lower Manhattan will be held November 16th from 6-9pm at the Museum of Finance (48 Wall Street). It features 18 of Lower Manhattan’s best restaurants, is hosted by Chef Wylie Dufresne of Du’s Donuts, will recognize top leaders in the growth of Lower Manhattan (Peter Poulakakos, Owner/Partner, HPH Hospitality, Jessica Lappin, President, Alliance for Downtown New York, and Saul Scherl, Executive Vice President, The Howard Hughes Corporation) and will allow for guests to sample tastings from the chefs, partake in cocktails supplied by beer, wine and sprit sponsors, and mingle with Lower Manhattan patrons, foodies, journalists and more. For tickets please click here. Sponsored.
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: QUICK CRYO
“We’re called Quick Cryo because you can be in and out in 10 minutes,” says founder John Hoekman. “But when you leave, we want you to feel like a superhero.” Read all about it. (Photo by Gregg Bello.)
SEEN & HEARD
••• 10/23: Tribeca loft squatter. Plus: Juice bar has closed; Poke Green opens today; Il Mattone is branching out to another neighborhood; “Law & Order: SVU.”
••• 10/24: Now that’s a terrace (above; photo by Albert Lee). Plus: The massive McDonald’s air conditioner on Chambers Street; Edible Arrangements and Pirch have closed; correction about the Reade Street Pub building; the loft squatter’s whereabouts.
••• 10/25: Another card-only establishment. Plus: What those Possible Productions flyers are for; the date of the next Tribeca Art+Culture Night; “Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn”; KinderCare opening forecast; Halloween event at Canal Park.
IN THE NEWS
••• 10/23: A gang of shoplifters. Plus: The history of a Broadway building (and one that didn’t survive); Battery Park City supermarket space is on the market; Arcade Bakery’s babka recipe; more on the MTA’s next payment system; artist Claes Oldenburg.
••• 10/24: New Canal Street building moves forward (rendering above). Plus: The latest condominium in the HoTun neighborhood; temporary chili at Shake Shack; Taste of the Seaport; how Facebook plans on putting the screws to small publishers.
••• 10/25: More space promised for seniors. Plus: Concern over street closed to traffic so kids can play; Louis Vuitton pop-up; Birdbath’s Nolita location has closed.
“I always though the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank sign on 49 Chambers was done in brick, rather than painted on, but in your recent Then & Now post, the sign seems to have changed between 1936 and 2017. Any idea what the story is?” —A. The answer.
THE READE STREET PUB BUILDING
Dating from sometime in the 19th century, the building at 135 Reade was being promoted as a “development opportunity”—meaning it could easily be torn down. But the owner categorically denies any interest in selling.