••• Someone just mentioned to me that once-and-future Olympic swimmer Anthony Ervin threw a sweet shout out to the kids at Imagine Swimming after qualifying for the U.S. team. (Mute the sound during the race if you don’t want to hear the announcer shouting.)
••• Looks like 1 White St. is requesting an addition from the Landmarks Preservation Commission—or at least that’s how I read the framework on top of the roof. For all I know it was already approved—can’t say I follow that stuff as closely as I ought to.
••• Wolfgang’s is opening a steakhouse on Biscayne Blvd. in Miami.
••• This weekend, FB Gallery is having its own “affordable art fair: “The two-day event features Brazilian and American artists presenting many works under $500.” I bought a piece from FB Gallery a while ago. It has unicorns on it, so you know
my partner hated it it’s excellent.
••• The next Tribeca Meet & Greet—organized by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center—is Monday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Anne Frank Center USA (44 Park Place). They’re for locals and local business owners to mingle and chat over wine and nibblybits.
••• Atsuyo et Akiko sale childrenswear today and tomorrow at 56 Walker.
••• And on Aug. 10, R. Kelly will be signing his new memoir—ghostwritten by I.P. Freely?—at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (he had to cancel the previously scheduled appearance). There’s one song of his that I used to love, but I just can’t enjoy it the way I used to. Oh! This is better: Cyndi Lauper will be there on Sept. 18. Her new memoir is titled Cyndi Lauper, which is a little underwhelming.