••• Moomah is back—sort of. “We can’t bring ourselves to completely close down our little slice of heaven,” writes Tracey Stewart on the website. “So, May 1, 2012 will be the opening of Moomah Kiosk. [...] Beginning May 1, our cafe will be serving our delicious Counter Culture Coffee drinks, fresh juices, our signature smoothies and simple noshes Monday through Saturday from 8am to 4pm. The Do-It-Together Art Kits [...] will still be available online and starting on May 1 they’ll be available to-go at Moomah. Another portion of our cafe will become the new office of DIT Magazine where we’ll be creating amazing new content as well as contributing to the inspirational non-profits The Portrait Project, The Columbia University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and more.” And you can still rent the space for parties.
••• From a press release: “Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue will open in the Fall 2012 with the mission to create Jewish opportunities for prayer, learning, and service for families, individuals and youth living in Lower Manhattan. Tamid will be led by three Reform rabbis, Darren Levine, Darcie Crystal, and Michael Mellen, all New York City residents and friends and colleagues dating back to rabbinical school in the late 1990’s. [...] For Shabbat and High Holy Days, Tamid will meet at St. Paul’s Chapel.”
••• Brite Buy Wines & Spirits has opened on Franklin between
Church Franklin Place and Broadway. The new space is much roomier than the one on Sixth (which is being torn down). I should’ve taken a photo inside because this one didn’t really come out.
••• From Poets House: “Starting this Friday, April 6 and continuing until Tuesday, April 10, you can support Poets House by making a purchase at Barnes & Noble, Tribeca (97 Warren Street) or online at bn.com by providing the code 10734879 at checkout. A percentage of each purchase will benefit Poets House and will help support our general operations, ensuring that our 50,000-volume poetry library and literary center continues to thrive.” I always want to know what the percentage is, but I guess anything is net positive.