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4th Annual Tribeca Loft Tour–Oct. 20th

4th Annual Tribeca Loft Tour–Oct. 20th

via Tribeca Trib Online.  “We strive every year to present a range of life in Tribeca,” said Jenny McCallister-Nevins, of Friends of Duane Park. “And I think we’ve done it again.” It’s the 14th- annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour, taking place on Oct. 20, and what they’ve done is assemble a dozen of the neighborhood’s most eye-popping apartments. See how architects creatively carved out spaces for a family of seven, a designer/homeowner furnished her place with the works of local artisans, and another owner turned his Warren Street apartment into what he says is one of the greenest in the city. Tickets, which this year benefit Bogardus Garden as well as Duane Park, are $60 in advance or $65 at 12:30 p.m. in Duane Park the day of the tour.

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Where Will People Park in Tribeca?

Where Will People Park in Tribeca?

 

Via Tribeca Citizen. The recent news that the parking garage at 24 Leonard is being converted to condos—like with the parking lots at 11 N. Moore and 460 Washington—has had me wondering how long the remaining parking lots/garages can hold out. How on earth has the Central Parking garage at 56 N. Moore (above) survived? Please don’t take that to mean I want it to be turned into condos. But obviously it will one day—as will, most likely, the lots pictured below.

 

 

Where will people park? Some new buildings have parking (although the 53-unit 443 Greenwich will only have “a limited number of indoor parking spaces.”) There are underground garages, sure, and street parking. But one reader emailed the other day to say that there’s less and less street parking in his/her part of the neighborhood.

 

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Downtown Literary Salon Turns 10

Downtown Literary Salon Turns 10

via DowntownExpress.com. If you spent last weekend scanning those back-to-school circulars with the ulterior motive of appropriating some of your kid’s writing supplies for your own desk, then you might already be a member of Pen Parentis. You’re certainly thinking like one. Through peer support, outreach activities and podcasts, the NYC-based nonprofit literary organization provides resources to authors who are also parents, to help them stay on creative track after starting a family. And last night was the start of their 10th Season featuring authors and parents Liz Rozenberg, Will Allison, and Amy Shern.

 

Open to the public, their free monthly literary salon provides a 21+ atmosphere in which avid readers, as well as professional and novice writers, can mingle over happy hour wine and beer, then sit down for a series of readings.

 

Free. 21+. The first Tuesday of every month At Andaz Wall Street (75 Wall St., at Water St. Enter on Water or Pearl Sts.). The 10th season continues on Oct. 8, with authors Ben Greenman, Jessica Francis Kane and Danielle Lazarin. On Nov. 12, “The FOOD Event” welcomes Aleksandra Crapanzano, Edward Lewine, Caroline M. Grant and John Donohue. Their Dec. 8 holiday event features an author mingle. For more info, visit penparentis.org.

 

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Not TriBeCa

Not TriBeCa

I may not be in TriBeCa right now, but I’m still getting my real estate on. . . .

Ross Castle in Kerry, Ireland

 

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Beat the Heat with Free Pizza and a Movie

Beat the Heat with Free Pizza and a Movie

Looking for a way to beat the heat with the kids? It’s Family Friday Pizza and Movie Night on Friday, July 19th at Charlotte’s Place, 109 Greenwich Street. They’re showing “Matilda.” The event starts at 6:00 and it’s free!

 

 

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King of the World!

King of the World!

Will Leonardo DiCaprio be playing Titanic from the top of Tribeca? Rumor has it that he may have purchased the 7,200 sqft penthouse at 250 West Street, which has its own entrance, garage, elevator, and a mere asking price of $42 million. Maybe he’ll invite us to a BBQ on his 4,350 sqft terrace? I’ll bring the burgers!

 

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Tribeca Group is Newsworthy!

Tribeca Group is Newsworthy!

Well, sort of.  Fox News filmed us having a meeting at Edwards on West Broadway and used it in their piece about  sidewalk cafes and brunch. Can you spot us in the video?

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Model Sells Vestry Apartment for $3M

Model Sells Vestry Apartment for $3M

Via Curbed.   After Sotheby’s couldn’t sell her 3,100-square-foot duplex at Tribeca celeb favorite 11 Vestry Street last fall, she relisted with a new broker in December and asked a cool $3.1M. The apartment is made up of two combined units whose renovation Bax oversaw herself ; it finally sold for $2,980,000.  The open-plan 3BR/2.5BA with an extra 800-foot office/playroom/gym/photography studio/Star Wars collectibles exhibition lair on a second level went into contract in February. The deal is expected to close this week.

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Kid-Friendly Summer Concert Series

Kid-Friendly Summer Concert Series

Concert Series

Thursdays, June 13th and June 27th
at 6 p.m.

 

Each summer, the Friends of Washington Market Park produces a series of concerts on Thursdays.  The bands are family friendly – some write for kids, some write for kids of all ages, and some are kids!

 

Bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy music under the summer sky in Washington Market Park at Greenwich and Duane streets. Concerts this year will be on June 13th and June 27th at 6 p.m.

 

June 13th – Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could
June 27th – Princess Katie and Racer Steve

 

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Documentary Movie House Coming to Tribeca!

Documentary Movie House Coming to Tribeca!

 

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Tribeca is getting a movie theater just for documentaries.

 

DCTV, the documentary film and education center located in the 1896 landmark former firehouse at Lafayette and White Streets, will begin construction in the next few months on the 73-seat digital theater, which will provide

 

theatrical runs for non-fiction filmmakers and their audiences. The $2.5 million theater, the first of its kind in New York City, is expected to open in early 2015.

 

“We want to build a place where documentaries are celebrated—a theater devoted to all documentaries all the time,” DCTV co-founder and co-director Jon Alpert said at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

 

Morgan Spurlock, director and star of the documentary “Super Size Me,” called the ceremonial groundbreaking event “a banner day” for documentary filmmaking.

 

“Starting in a couple of years, documentary filmmakers will no longer have to worry about competing against the…’Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbits,” Spurlock told the crowd. “Finally, there’s a place where only documentary films can be shown.”

 

Plans for the new theater began in 2006, when DCTV received an $800,000 grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.  Since then the project has slowly raised funds from pubic and private sources. (The original design went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2009.)

 

Designed by Paul Alter of Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, the theater will occupy a one-story former barn in the rear of the building, originally built for the horses that pulled fire wagons. DCTV, which serves more 13,000 students and media artists annually with its classes and production facilities, said it expects to attract 20,000 attendees in the theater’s first year and “millions more online.”

 

Documentary producer and director Michael Moore told the gathering that he hoped the new theater would be the “Johnny Appleseed” of a new movement, with documentary theaters sprouting across the country.

 

“The public likes non-fiction, but in film it’s been treated as some sort of weird cousin,” Moore said. “We need truth during these times more than ever.”

 

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