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Soheyla Ben-Amotz


WEDNESDAY October 1st, 2014
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm




Posted by: Jeanine Le Ny




The Tribeca Team Presents: ‘VISIONS’ the Paintings of Mark Vinsun on Weds., August 6

The Tribeca Team Presents: ‘VISIONS’ the Paintings of Mark Vinsun on Weds., August 6


As part of its bi-monthly First Wednesdays event series, The Tribeca Team at BOND New York will be hosting an opening for the work of artist Mark Vinsun.


The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at BOND’s 25 Hudson Street location between Duane and Reade streets.


The show features more than a dozen of the painter’s works. The event is open to the public and wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Vinsun’s work will be on display through the end of September, and members of the public are encouraged to stop in during business hours from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekends.


The Tribeca Team at BOND is comprised of a group of real estate agents dedicated to promoting the local community through art, education, charity and activities.  The bi-monthly First Wednesdays event series provide local artists with a place to show their work and create an environment for local residents to meet, network, relax and unwind.


We hope to see you there!
By  Jacob Fine


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Last Night at Brookfield Place

Really, I have no words for this.


By Jacob Fine

Very Witty of You Cafe Clementine!!

Neighborhood spot Cafe Clementine is being quite cheeky with their play off of the Health Board’s Notification Sign. To me a B rating is short for Bad… so nice try. Nice try! – Shana Allen


New Eats in TriBeCa!

There’s a new place to dine outside! It was happening the other day at newbie spot Terra. Its at a great intersection to see and be seen, right there at West Broadway and Franklin St. Go for great Italian wine and light tapas fare! – Shana Allen

Free July Summer Movies

July Free Summer Movie Guide


Most feared dinosaur of all: the velociraptor, which, for some reason, nobody had ever heard of before this movie.

July is in full swing and for those that are sticking around, there are a lot of good films in the neighborhood that you can catch for free. Below is your list. Enjoy!


Jurassic Park – The preview of a new prehistoric park goes horribly wrong when the power goes out and dinosaurs reclaim their rightful place on the top of the food chain. Weds., July 9 (tonight), 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Place.


I am Legend – A plague either kills everyone or turns them into monsters, except, that is, for Will Smith, whose job it is now to find the cure. Sat., July 12 at 8 p.m. at the South Street Seaport.


Amistad – If you aren’t in Montauk, at least you will be able to watch this suspenseful tale about a Spanish slave ship captured off of the east end of Long Island in 1839 featuring Matthew McConaughey and Anthony Hopkins. Weds., July 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place.


They're good enough for me.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alright, if I had to pick out just one of these films to see, this would be it. But I hope you like stop motion animation. When Mr. Fox slips back to his old chicken thieving ways he inadvertently puts his family, and a bunch of other animals, in danger in this meticulous Wes Anderson adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children’s novel. Weds., July 16, 8 p.m. at the South Street Seaport.


True Grit – When her father is murdered, a 14 year old farm girl hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” to track down the killer. Jeff Bridges plays a fabulous Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn in this Coen brothers remake of an old John Wayne flick. Man it’s good. Sat., July 19, 8 p.m. at South Street Seaport.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Probably my favorite Richard Dreyfuss movie of all time. Weds., July 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.


Mr. Fox in full regalia.

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial – Watch M&M’s pass on one of the greatest opportunities for movie product placement, ever. Why? Did they not want their candy associated with human families taking in desperate aliens? We may never know, but I still eat Reese’s Pieces to this day because of E.T. Weds., July 23 at 8 p.m. at the South Street Seaport.


Men in Black 3 – I would have stopped after 2, but whatever. I assume it’s also about aliens. Sat., July 26 at 8 p.m. South Street Seaport.


Schindler’s List – A German war profiteer becomes concerned for his Jewish workers and eventually obsessed with saving their lives. Based on a true story. Educational and very moving. Not appropriate for all ages. Weds., July 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.


The Goonies – A group of pre-teens discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to find the lost treasure of the 17th century pirate One Eyes Willie and save their homes from an evil developer. I feel like this story will resonate right now with the Seaport crowd. Weds., July 30, 8 p.m. at South Street Seaport.


By Jacob Fine


Karate Kid Screening Tonight at South Street Seaport

Karate Kid Screening Tonight at South Street Seaport



The Karate Kid is playing tonight at the South Street Seaport at 8pm.  It’s free.


It’s being billed as a kids film. I think we know better.


I’ll see you there.


By Jacob Fine







Free Kayaking at Pier 26

Free Kayaking to Launch July 4 on TriBeCa’s Pier 26


TRIBECA — Free kayaking is finally launching at Pier 26.

On July 4, Downtown Boathouse will begin offering kayaking from its new boathouse on the TriBeCa pier, said Graeme Birchall, who runs the Downtown Boathouse.

The organization was originally hoping to open the boathouse in mid-May, but it took longer than expected to get permits from the Department of Buildings and the Fire Department, Birchall said.

“We’ve finally gotten the clearance to go ahead, though it’s taken some time,” said Birchall.  “We’re very happy, very pleased to be back at Pier 26.”

The Downtown Boathouse had been displaced for several years to the West Village’s Pier 40, which doesn’t have an actual boathouse, while Pier 26 and its new boathouse were under construction.

Kayaking will continue at Pier 40 this summer, but it will be run by a different operator and will no longer be free.

Downtown Boathouse, a 500-member volunteer organization, also runs free kayaking programs at 72nd Street in Riverside Park and on Governors Island.

Hours for kayaking at Pier 26 will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, Birchall said. There will be 200 kayaks, and the only requirement is that participants know how to swim. Young children must be accompanied by a guardian.

Next summer, a restaurant will open in the Pier 26 boathouse. The Hudson River Park Trust hasn’t announced who will run the waterfront eatery.



Posted by Jeanine Le Ny





Tribeca Barista Pens Hit New Comedic Novel

Tribeca Barista Pens Hit New Comedic Novel


A Red Pine Sunday – a new novel self-published by Lex Larson, who happens to be, by far, one of the most talented baristas in Tribeca – is now available at Laughing Man Coffee & Tea’s Duane street location.


The book, according to Lex, is a comedic novel about talking animals escaping across the Canadian wilderness. But this is no Disney movie – it is a booze fueled adventure the quickly devolves into drunken brawls with coyotes, golfing, arson, and eventually, a quest to save the world from a coming apocalypse.


I’ll let you know how it is after I finish it, but I am sure it will be one of the great literary works to emerge out of Tribeca this summer, and Lex, if you’re reading this, feel free to use that quote on the jacket of a future edition.


In the meantime, I encourage you to support your local barista, novelist, and all around cool guy Lex Larson. You can pick up a copy at Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Coffee & Tea on Duane street between Greenwich and Hudson, where Lex serves up coffee on the regular.  Copies are only $15.

Larson is a writer, illustrator and alumni of NYU’s Dramatic Writing Program. His slightly frothed ice lattes are special.


By Jacob Fine