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In the News: Jazz jam sessions at Church Street

Church Street School is the site for a Friday night jazz jam session called The Hang – and it’s free to all comers. It’s organized by Tribeca resident James Polsky who also founded a non-profit called Keyed Up! that matches fees paid to musicians at gigs around the city. –The Trib

PECK SLIP WORRIED ABOUT MERCURY
Parents at the Peck Slip School are worried that the Howard Hughes Corporation’s cleanup of the mercury found at the site of a former thermometer factory could threaten the school’s play area. –Patch

THE ‘DISTURBING’ IMAGES OF WEALTH PORN
Tribeca is the setting for what The Times and others are calling “wealth porn” – shows like “Billions” (the Damian Lewis vehicle) and “Succession.” And the paper had this to say about the image of the wealth and the highest heights of the ‘hood – taken literally: “Truth isn’t always flattering. Unlike the wealth-porn TV of earlier decades — ‘Dynasty, ‘Dallas, ‘Gossip Girl” — these shows address a cultural moment in which many of us are infatuated with extreme wealth and also disturbed by it. Dramas with glints of dark comedy, ‘Succession and ‘Billions’ aren’t exactly aspirational. The camera finds every under-eye circle, amplifies each impersonal office. Even that penthouse looks almost ugly from certain angles.”

FIREFIGHTER’S MOONLIGHTING GIG GETS MENTION
Florence Fabricant gives a mention to the Home Base Bistro chef John Sierp, whose day job is as a firefighter at Hook and Ladder Company 8, the Ghostbusters building on N. Moore. –The Times
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