••• A liquor-license notice went up at the old 2Spaghi/Franklin Caffé space at W. Broadway and White. They didn’t exactly go overboard with helpful info, and 229 Bleecker doesn’t pull up anything interesting online. I’ve heard it’s going to be a wine bar, but I have yet to confirm that. Oh, look: Here’s more info on the updated CB1 Tribeca agenda for October: The name is Aria. Could it be related to this West Village wine bar named Aria? I called but the guy who answered hadn’t heard anything. I’ll keep trying. UPDATE: It is indeed that Aria, although the deal isn’t 100% done yet.
••• The folks at 288 West can’t get a meeting with Related about the demolition next door, according to a comment today.
••• People have been tweeting about someone walking a pig in Tribeca. Could it be real estate broker Ryan Serhant of NestSeekers International on Reade and “Million Dollar Listing”? He has a pig named Kevin Bacon.
••• Fresh Direct seems to be parking in from of the Con Edison substation on W. Broadway. Not a bad spot, all in all, it seems to me.
••• Wicki Boyle said she popped into the under-conversion 28 N. Moore and had this to say: “It smells as if you were in a very well-aged cask. They found lots of barrels of olives that seemed good during demo.”
••• My good friend is a cohost of a benefit for President Obama this Thursday, and what makes it locally noteworthy is that it’s at the Hudson Street home of Susan and Michael Hort. They have the most jaw-dropping collection of contemporary art: If you like contemporary art, you really must see it. (Yes, I have.) If two friends weren’t getting married that night, I’d so be there. I hope you’ll consider it. We must not be complacent (and I know the party will be fun). RSVP here.
••• Opening November 7 at Soho Photo: “The winning entries in its Eighth Annual Alternative Processes Competition as well as a guest exhibition by the Masterplaters, a photographic collective that works with the wet-plate collodion process.”
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