Lights On...In Lower Manhattan

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Downtown Alliance's Kelly Rush lets us know what's opening and closing

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, one of myfavorite days of the year, an Irish blessing foryou: May the wind always be at your back,may the sun shine warm upon your face, mayyour teenagers stay busy, may the road rise upto meet you and may you always find parkingwhen you reach your destination. As usual,if you see any new retailers or spot changesto a longtime friend, please email me at and I'll check them out.



72 Warren St. (betw. W. Broadway and GreenwichSt.),

Teenagers are known for a few things, andboredom is one of them. The Church StreetSchool for Music and Art is taking that untappedenergy and channeling it into creativeendeavors that promise to enrich and enliventeens' free hours. 7eventytwo is a drug- andalcohol-free zone that offers a variety ofactivities that promote learning and creative

expression in a fun, safe environment.

Eventsinclude battles of the bands, film screenings,figure drawing and open-studio Saturdays.Workshops provide instruction on everythingfrom digital cameras and music video productionto fiber sculpture.


43 Murray St. (betw. W. Broadway and Church Sts.),

Glenn Garmont has got a good thing going.He and his wife Erin, who own Woodrow's,are exactly where they want to be: inthe middle of a neighborhood poised forgrowth with a bar whose popularity is alreadyexceeding their hopes. "We haven't been openeven two weeks and things are better thanexpected," Garmont said.

Woodrow's fills avoid in the area for a casual, homey wateringhole that offers great food without beingtoo expensive. The owners have completedextensive renovations on the space to includea downstairs whiskey bar with comfortablecouches and decorative touches that makeyou feel like you've come home-except nicerand with the option of your own personalbartender.

Come for an after-work drink ormake it your home for St. Patrick's Day; onoffer is an Irish breakfast with black and whitepudding, Irish bacon, eggs and toast, or enjoyan entrée like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd'spie, Guinness beef stew or a cornedbeef sandwich.

Europan Diner Café

125 Fulton St. (betw. Nassau and Williams Sts.),

Europan has several locations throughoutthe city, but now we only have to travel toFulton to get a taste of variety on a budget. Theselection here is huge, but don't be dauntedby all your choices. To ease navigation, thechoices at Europan Diner Café are split intoseveral (OK, more than several) categories: eggplatters, omelet options, breads and bagels, appetizers,salads, sandwiches, vegetarian wraps,regular wraps, paninis, sauté dishes, risottodishes, "quesadilla corner" and cakes, pies andpastries.

If those choices aren't enough, a fewother options are available, such as shakes,smoothies and gourmet coffees.

Quik Park

95 Wall St. (betw. Water and Front Sts.),

Finding a parking space in Lower Manhattan-really, in any part of the city-can be aquest even Odysseus would find challenging.This lot is open 24 hours a day and convenientlylocated at Wall and Water, withineasy walking distance of the South Street

Seaport, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Parkand the shopping and commercial centersaround Wall Street.

Anne Frank Center USA

44 Park Pl. (at Church St.),

The museum honoring one of the mostrecognizable and influential Holocaust victims,Anne Frank, officially opened its doorsand held an opening celebration March 15.The center promotes a message of toleranceand respect and uses Anne Frank'sdiary and life to share her legacy with theworld.


Icon Parking, 95 Wall St.

Digi Prints Inc. 176 Broadway

The Bread Factory Café,125 Fulton St.

Sunny's Deli, 11 Park Pl.

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