SPOTLIGHT: DOUBLE KNOT
“In most cases, these rugs are truly handmade, from sheep to weaver,” says Murat Kupcu of Double Knot on White Street. “They’re not for everybody. But if your eyes are open, this is interesting stuff.” Read the full interview.
A NEW TRAINING PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND TEENS
City Coach Multisport and ARC Athletics are teaming up for City Kids Athletics, a complete approach to fitness training for kids age 12 to 18. Led by our certified athletic trainers and endurance coaches, each day alternates between Skills & Strength (focusing on agility drills, strength, and body position) and Form & Endurance (good running form over various interval lengths; running takes place in Hudson River Park). Visit City Kids Athletics for details and to register. Training begins April 21, and space is limited! Plus, every athlete gets a City Kids Athletics T-shirt. Sponsored.
ANOTHER DIVE BITES THE DUST
The Emerald Pub, which had been around since 1972, has closed. It’s just the latest change along that west Spring Street corridor.
SEEN & HEARD
••• 4/13: Cafeteria update. Plus: A pizzeria taking the Zoie’s Café space on Beach?; P.S. 234 auction; Khe-Yo’s Lao new year celebration (with tableside blessings by the chef’s mom); dance photo show at Soho Photo.
••• 4/14: Rumored tenant for the NYSC space. Plus: The Greek petitioning for sidewalk café; Baked’s gay party, Coffee Grinder; the Calatrava is getting painted; mariachis at El Vez.
••• 4/15: Affordable photography fair. Plus: Meet a Holocaust survivor tomorrow; Emmett Moore show at Patrick Parrish; Pen Parentis’s May literary salon.
NEW KARATE CLASS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
Karate provides many benefits, including physical fitness, greater confidence, self-defense, and a way to unwind. At Ueshiro Downtown Shorin Ryu Karate Dojo, students learn traditional Okinawan karate—the original form, as it has been practiced for centuries. Through karate training, you can truly develop a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Now is the best time to start. And to make it easier, Ueshiro Downtown has started offering a class on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Tribeca Health & Fitness (107 Chambers). For more information, call 646-745-6172 or visit downtownkaratedojo.com. Sponsored.
IN THE NEWS
••• 4/13: Car jumped sidewalk, hit pedestrian. Plus: Part of New York Fashion Week to be held in the area; checking the progress of the Battery Maritime Hotel and Mykonos-style restaurant; the Patriot’s sister bar; FiDi residents vs. FedEx ramp.
••• 4/14: Tribeca Film Festival founders vs. the Mayor’s Office. Plus: Gehry building to get a café; “ten best” restaurants in Tribeca; Wall Street historical marker to acknowledge slave market.
••• 4/15: Diners at the 1 World Trade Center observatory must pay the $32 admission fee. Plus: The stylishness of Tribeca moms; Tribeca Pointe conversion to have caveats; designer Alex Drexler’s studio; Jackie Robinson Museum still stalled; Battery Park City photographer Jay Fine.
ART IN GENERAL IS LEAVING
The nonprofit gallery/incubator Art in General has been at the corner of Walker and Cortlandt Alley since it was founded in 1981. Will the building—and the one behind it—go condo?
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