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Newsletter: Oct. 9

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: VIN SUR VINGT At Vin Sur Vingt, now open in a cozy space on W. Broadway, the emphasis is squarely on wine: 50 by the glass and nearly 300 by the bottle, and all of it is French. Check out the interior and food menu.…

Seen & Heard: Styrofoam Snowstorm

••• I’ve never found anyone who could answer a question like the one below. James, do you know who might know? ••• And if so, I have a question of my own. In this map, the blue arrows indicate streets where the street numbers start…

In the News: The Trump Soho Stink

••• “The Peebles Corporation and Elad Group settled a legal dispute that threatened to derail their $400 million-plus Clock Tower condominium conversion in Tribeca, the companies announced Wednesday.” —Real Deal ••• “A…

New Kid on the Block: Vin Sur Vingt

Years ago, when Sébastien Auvet (above) and Rakesh Chandiramani decided to open a wine bar, Tribeca was the first place they looked. “We put in eight to ten different offers, but we kept getting outbid,” says Chandiramani.…

Newsletter: Oct. 5

FIRST LOOK: CITIGROUP’S NEW PLAZA Citigroup opened its new plaza a day early, and it’s quite pleasant. The main features are an oval lawn in the southeast corner, a reflecting pool, long wooden benches, a handful of café…

In the News: Placard Abusers Arrested

••• “Thirty people were hauled into state court on Tuesday in handcuffs and charged with using fake parking placards made to look like city-issued documents to park in special zones and to avoid paying tickets.” It’s a…

Chin vs. Marte: Round 2

Can’t say this is a huge surprise: After narrowly losing to Margaret Chin in the Democratic primary, Christopher Marte will run against her on the Independence Party line in the general election on November 7. The announcement:…

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