October conjures crisp air, an abundance of apples, hot cider, and colorful leaves somberly drifting to the ground. Take a moment and breathe before winter, the Holidays and, the coming new year ahead. The Old English name for October is Winterfylleth, which is said to refer to the Winter full moon. Some Native American tribes referred to October’s Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon as it was the time to go hunting and laying in the storage of provisions in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the “Travel Moon” and the “Dying Grass Moon.” This is the first Full Moon following September’s Harvest Moon. It rises just after sunset and sets around sunrise, so this is the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long. This year, it will rise at 12:24 a.m. EDT on October 16.
On Halloween, the Moon will “disappear” from the night sky so it should be a dark, “spooky” night for your neighborhood’s small, energetic trick-or-treaters and the 43 Annual Village Halloween Parade on Monday, October 31, 2016, at 7 p.m. Keep an eye out for the Spirits!
Culturally Inclined Tribeca
This month’s Culturally Inclined focuses on Tribeca, originally written as “TriBeCa”; its’ name is a portmanteau from the Triangle Below Canal Street. Tribeca a trapezoid, bound by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and either Chambers or Vesey Streets. Tribeca is one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. Furthermore, the area captures a bespoke charm as you walk-upon the cobblestoned streets while exploring the quaint shops, art galleries, Tribeca Film Festival, world-class restaurants, and bar scene.
Architecture of Tribeca
Not to be missed is the transitioning historical buildings and architecturally designed new developments. To name a few:
- 30 Park Place the new Four Season Hotel/Condos,
- The Woolworth Tower Residences -233 Broadway,
- 100 Barclay the first Art Deco skyscraper in the city by 20th Century architect Ralph Walker with landmarked status,
- 111 Murray by Goldstein Hill & West Architects and MR Architecture + Decor,
- 443 Greenwich, former book bindery that served myriad other industrial uses beginning in 1883, the handsome red-brick landmark
- 449 Washington Street developed by DI Development,
- 11 Beach designed by noted BKSK Architects,
- Cast Iron House by Pritzker prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban,
- 15 Hurbert quintessential Tribeca wide-open loft spaces, high ceilings, stretches of exposed brick and oversized windows,
- 52 Lispenard two 19th-century landmarked buildings seamlessly integrated into a single address,
- 56 Leonard Herzog & de Meuron designed an iconic tower in the New York City skyline: “a vertical glass expression of sculpted surfaces, cantilevers and sparkling glass” and
- 70 Vestry by Related Companies who currently is developing additional condominium units in the area on the historical Filli Ponte Italian restaurant site, which has sentimental ties since it’s where my husband and I had our rehearsal dinner and down the street, we were married at Tribeca Rooftop.
Tribeca is Home to Warburg
In Summary, Tribeca is also the home of Warburg’s beautifully office on 124 Hudson Street (Between Ericsson and North Moore) so please stop by and say hello and explore this gem of a neighborhood. Take a walking-tour through Tribeca’s magical neighborhood to glimpse how history is blending with the future.
“Pull up the shades so I can see New York. I don’t want to go home in the dark.”
― O. Henry