Seen & Heard: Double Demolition at Church and Chambers

••• Having spotted an OpenTable page for Tetsu—it has since been removed—I asked a rep whether the restaurant at 78 Leonard might finally be progressing. The word is that they’re now shooting for this fall.

••• From a reader concerned about the Water Street arcade plan: It was “announced at the CB1 meeting [last night] that the City Council hearing is next Monday, May 2—a week from the Commission’s vote. What’s the hurry?!” Indeed, the hope fades with every passing day that someone in authority will insist on an independent economic analysis of exactly what’s being given away.

••• The A/C/E subway entrance at the southwest corner of Chambers and Church is closing as of Monday; the signage says it’ll reopen on May 2, 2017. (Anyone want to make a bet?) The building is being torn down, and the Department of Buildings paperwork makes it look like Greystone is building a two-story building at 108 Chambers instead of a 10-story one, as indicated in previous filings. I spoke with a rep for the company who confirmed that it’s still most definitely a 10-story building with commercial on the first floor and eight residences (one’s a duplex) on the other nine floors. (The “double”  in the headline refers to 30 Warren across Church Street, which is also in the process of being demolished.)

108 Chambers subway entrance Chambers and Church••• From Torly Kid: “Tribeca’s biggest Hula Hoop competition and tween party is back for the 8th year!” May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Each year Torly Kid hosts a day of fun for Tribeca’s tween community. This year the festivities include our annual hula hoop contest, a hip-hop class, crafts, sweet treats and a temporary tattoo station. (Recommended for ages 5-14. But have no fear, little ones are welcome too!)”

••• Opening May 4 at the Untitled Space: “In The Raw: The Female Gaze on the Nude, an exhibit of 20 female artists and their intimate vision on the female nude. The exhibit includes works of photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media and video.” Below: A photo by Logan White.

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