Seen & Heard: Can We Have Our Sidewalk Back?

••• I’ll be out of town for a bit—but still blogging!—so I’ll appreciate your tips even more than usual. Email me at or call/text 917-209-6473.

••• More of the restaurant at 385 Greenwich is unveiled. I wish we knew what it’s name will be, so I can stop calling it the Matt Abramcyk/Akiva Elstein restaurant in the former Ivy’s Bistro space. (The second photo is by R.)

385 Greenwich385 Greenwich by R••• Matt Bernson is evidently having a sample sale today (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) and tomorrow (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)

••• “The Hugh O’Kane Electric company is a 3rd generation family owned and operated business based in Tribeca,” commented Victoria O’Kane in response to my enthusiasm for the company’s logo. “The logo was designed by a local engraver who asked our grandfather if he could pay a bill with the logo and some engraved stationary (in lieu of debt). The logo has been a permanent staple of the business for over 60 years.”

••• Given that a whole lot of nothing is happening at 456 Greenwich (to be a big, fancy hotel), can’t the DOT make the owner give us back our sidewalks? At a minimum, the one on Greenwich? It’s so dangerous the way people walk on the street there.

456 Greenwich 456 Greenwich fence••• Bubby’s introduced a new happy-hour menu inspired by five-and-dime stores: Everything is $5.10. That dime reminds me of the new pricing at Kaffe 1668, where I buy a macchiato nearly daily. It used to be $4, then the price got raised to $4.20, which is an annoying price. Just make it $4.25! Then, the day afterward, I was told it’s actually $4.19, “but we don’t usually have pennies in the register.” (And it’s still $4 at the one by Beach Street.)

Bubbys happy hour menu