Seen & Heard: South African Restaurant Now Appears to Be Italian

••• Work has started—and how!—on the Irish Hunger Memorial. UDPATE: Bob Kamholz tweeted over an aerial shot.

Irish Hunger Memorial under constructionIrish Hunger Memorial by Bob Kamholz••• Last week, I inferred from the Community Board 1 agendas that a South African restaurant is opening in the former Butterfly space at 225 W. Broadway, but there’s now a notice on the door saying that the business name will be Atteversiemo. But maybe they mean Attraversiamo, as in this scene from Eat Pray Love? It means “let’s cross over” in Italian.

••• Two Hands‘s contentious sidewalk seating has made its debut.

Two Hands Tribeca••• More of the Matt Abramcyk/Akiva Elstein restaurant coming to the former Ivy’s Bistro space at 385 Greenwich has been revealed. Some ghost signage is visible on the Greenwich side. Can’t quite make it out…. Click the photo to see it blown way up.

385 Greenwich 385 Greenwich ghost signage••• Shooting yesterday in the Church/Worth area: Anon, starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried. It’s directed by Andrew Niccol, who did Gattaca and In Time with Seyfried and Justin Timberlake. IMDB: “Set in a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.”

••• Glitter aficionados have found a new way to spread their evil: glitter graffiti.

glitter graffiti on White Street