Posts Tagged ‘Tribeca’

Searching for Downtown Prodigies

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News

From football stars to gymnastic phenoms, the outrageously talented tots of Downtown By Beth Mellow Downtown New York City, with its matrix of trendy neighborhoods, is no stranger to celebrity sightings. You don’t have to stray too far into Soho or Tribeca to stumble upon a well-known actress, a venerated singer or a titan of [&hellip
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DOE Presents More Palatable Rezoning Plan

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Education

By Lillian Rizzo Following weeks of parents, community board and Community Education Council (CEC) District 2 members voicing their distress over the latest rezoning plan for Lower Manhattan, the Department of Education (DOE) presented a new plan on Monday, Nov. 28. “We are presenting one new proposal…and we will keep it simple,” said Elizabeth Rose [&hellip
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Cannes Import: Tribeca Film Festival Welcomes New Artistic Director

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Film

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced this week that Frederic Boyer, who recently ran the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named the artistic director of TFF. Boyer, 52, has served as artistic director and head of programming for the Directors’ Fortnight since 2009. From 2004 to 2008, he was the head [&hellip
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Walker’s Eatery Takes a Walk in Italian in Tribeca

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

By Penny Grey The owners of Walker’s, Tribeca’s favorite neighborhood eatery at the corner of North Moore and Varick streets, are rolling out an Italian alternative to their American fare next door at the new pizzeria Girello (“Walker” in Italian, posing a potential confusion for the multilingual). “This is a real departure for us,” said [&hellip
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The Ghostbusters Firehouse

Written by Wickham Boyle on . Posted in Breaking News

It is a nearly ubiquitous call and refrain. Cry out, “Who you gonna call?” and the crowd yells “Ghostbusters!” Built in 1904 on the corner of North Moore and Varick streets, Ladder Company 8, the fire station used in the movie, still gets lots of calls and always comes running to the rescue—even almost 20 [&hellip
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Nancy Shafer

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

In 2011, the 10th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival received upward of 5,000 submissions and attracted—according to Variety—roughly 430,0800 attendees. Executive Director Nancy Schafer, who oversees everything from film programming to budgets, reflects on Tribeca, from the neighborhood of the first festival in 2002 to the neighborhood it is today. You have been with [&hellip
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