October 2016 Newsletter

KTcollection's New Location Opening Soon

KTcollection is on the move! The jewelry store will move into their new space this week, hoping to open their doors at 276 Columbus Avenue on October 25th. At that time, they will also hold a clearance sale to celebrate the space and make room for new items.

315 Columbus until 10/25, 276 Columbus thereafter


Columbus Avenue Holiday Stroll:
December 14th from 3-7pm

The Columbus Avenue Holiday Stroll will return on Wednesday, December 14 from 3-7 pm. Participating merchants will offer special discounts and holiday cheer, and many will also have snacks and drinks, as well as entertainment. Participating shops include Babette, Book Culture, Corks on Columbus, Eileen Fisher, KTcollection, Oska, Peruvian Collection, and Rain, with more to be added in the coming weeks. Send us a note that you're participating, or contact Roseanne, manager of Eileen Fisher at 341 Columbus, bet. 75th & 76th, who is organizing the Stroll for the second year in a row. Add your shop to the list and we'll put a photo of your shop in our next newsletter!


Q Florist

Q Florist has long provided seasonal decorations for the pedestrian mall a few steps north of their shop. With Halloween drawing near, they've again updated the space, giving Nicky the Bear a vampire costume, complete with fangs and a cape as well as some spooky companions and seasonal vegetation. Stop by for a look and let Q Florist (Nick) know that you appreciate their work to beautify Columbus Avenue. Their plants and flowers are always fresh and gorgeous, so do keep them in mind, next time you're in the market for flowers.

Q Florist
447 Columbus Avenue (between W.81st & W.82nd Street)


Events at La Terrine

La Terrine, the retailer specializing in dinnerware, ceramics, flatware, and fine table linens will host several artisans for events this fall. Artisans will be on hand for demonstrations, and to talk about their crafts.

Thursday, November 3 from 2-6pm: Master artisan Stefano Roselli will visit La Terrine to offer a Vietri demonstration and sign pieces available for sale. Roselli hails from Florence, Italy and is known for creating intricate details in handmade shapes.

Friday, December 9 from 2-6pm: Master painter Mara Vicariucci, who helped develop Arte Italica's Natale Collection, will travel from Italy to discuss her work and provide a demonstration of her craft. Vicariucci will also be joined by Marinella Lombardini, Arte Italica's creative expert and designer. Meet the two artisans and purchase a piece signed by the craftsperson, Vicariucci.

La Terrine
280 Columbus Avenue (Corner of W.73)


Margaret Mead's Family Visits Margaret Mead Green

We had the thrilling opportunity to meet Margaret Mead's daughter, Mary Bateson, and her daughter (Margaret's granddaughter), Sevanne Kassarjian, appropriately in front of Margaret Mead Green, located on the southwest end of Theodore Roosevelt Park, on October 22nd. Pictured with them is Barbara Adler, Executive Director of the Columbus Avenue BID. Barbara is also on the board of Friends of Roosevelt Park, whose president, Peter Wright, arranged the meeting. Ms. Mead had her office in the southwestern turret of the American Museum of Natural History for many years. Ms. Bateson, who is also an anthropologist, did her work in the Middle East.

Barbara Adler, Mary Bateson, Sevanne Kassarjian, in front of Margaret Mead Green in Theodore Roosevelt Park. Photo: Raymond Pennotti

Literary Events at Book Culture

Book Culture's events calendar continues to be quite busy, with their Columbus Avenue location hosting several author events and readings in the coming weeks. The events listed below are free and open to the public – see their full event calendar here.

Monday, October 31 – 11:00 pm: Join Book Culture at a midnight release party for Italian author Elena Ferrante's two new books, Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey and The Beach at Night. Frantumaglia is a collection of the author's letters, essays, and interviews. The other work being released, The Beach at Night, is a children's fable told from the point of view of a stolen doll.

Tuesday, November 1 – 7:00 pm: Author Julie Scelfo will be on hand to read from and discuss her latest, The Women Who Made New York. The book reveals the untold stories of the women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world, pairing Scelfo's prose with striking illustrations by Hallie Heald.

Wednesday, November 2 – 7:00 pm: The three authors of crime anthology Triple Shot: 3 Crime Novellas, Ross Klavan, Tim O'Mara, and Charles Salzberg will visit Book Culture to read and discuss their work.

Thursday, November 3 – 7:00 pm: Lewis Lapham, Editor Emeritus of Harper's Magazine, will read and sign copies of his new book, Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy before being joined in conversation by Terry McDonnell, author of The Accidental Life.

Wednesday, November 9 – 7:00 pm: Jack Hamilton, professor of American Studies at the University of Virginia, will visit Book Culture for a reading and discussion of his latest, Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination.

Book Culture
450 Columbus Avenue


Halloween Events at the American Museum of Natural History and New-York Historical Society

Halloween is just around the corner and both the American Museum of Natural History and the New-York Historical Society will hold parties to celebrate.

The New-York Historical Society's DiMenna Children's History Museum will hold its celebration on Sunday, October 30 from 4-6 pm. The Museum's Creepy Historical Halloween Ball will feature spooky fun for all ages and include fortunetelling, photos with spirits, history's scariest stories, historical candy tasting, and more. More info and a link to purchase tickets is available here.

The American Museum of Natural History will hold a Halloween celebration that includes trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, roaming cartoon characters and live performances through much of the Museum. The event, held on the 31st, will run from 4-7 pm, click here for more info and a link to purchase tickets.

New-York Historical Society
DiMenna Children's History Museum
170 Central Park West


American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & W.79th Street


New Commercial Recycling Rules

The City of New York introduced new rules for commercial recycling last year, with the aim of streamlining the recycling processes for businesses. The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has begun a one year warning period to allow businesses time to comply with the changes before enforcement begins next August. DSNY has prepared several informational flyers to help businesses understand the new rules – click here for business recycling rules and here for organic waste rules. DSNY has also collected information on their Zero Waste Initiative page, making it easy to find what you're looking for by separating info for residents, businesses, schools, and nonprofits.

Small Business Forum by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will hold a forum for small business owners on Friday, October 28. “Building Bridges for Small Businesses” will address how to respond to City notices and summonses, with representatives from the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) and other agencies taking questions about the City’s enforcement process. There is no cost to attend but you must register in advance. See the included flyer for more information and register for the event here.


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