Newsletter: Mar. 29
••• 3/26: Frenchette is said to be opening soon. Plus: Saturday Greenmarket loses a vendor; Regal Battery Park marquees; sign for chimney cakes; new streetwear store on Broadway.
••• 3/27: Rumored salon on W. Broadway. Plus: Fitness classes at the Flea theater; Howard Street carpet store closing after 33 years; Cowboy Junkies in concert; “C2” shoot.
••• 3/27: IPN’s sidewalk shed is finally down. Plus: The penthouse of the hedge fund manager character on “Billions”; more of the hoist is gone from 3 World Trade Center; “FBI” TV shoot; 1st Precinct Community Council meeting.
••• 3/28: Duane Park storefront for rent. Plus: Mysterious partitioning at two retail spaces; no activity at the Greenwich Street hotel; StreetEasy’s Tribeca joke; signs of life at the Loopy Doopy rooftop bar; Starbucks in the Intergate telecom hotel.
TRIBECA HEALTH & FITNESS
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GALERIE DE CAFE WILL NOT BE REOPENING
The sweet little coffee shop on Warren lasted a year and a half.
PROTECT OUR SIDEWALKS AND VAULT LIGHTS
The Landmarks Preservation Commission’s proposed streamlining of its processes includes two changes, regarding sidewalks and vault lights, that have major ramifications for Tribeca.
WEEKEND STREET CONSTRUCTION
How does the Department of Transportation determine the timing for specific projects? Why are some on weekdays, some on weekends, some late at night? I hounded the DOT until I got to speak with Manhattan Borough Commissioner Luis Sanchez.
IN THE NEWS
••• 3/26: Duane Street’s lost tower (above). Plus: Tribeca family with 18-karat gold bathroom tiles; proposed changes to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s process; the former Bush Terminal Building in FiDi.
••• 3/28: Rescued from capsized boat. Plus: Review of the Lymbr stretching studio; school activist wants more diversity; thefts and a mugging; the history of 388 Broadway; new bar on lower Mulberry Street.