Seen & Heard: More on Roc’s Replacement

••• Got a peek at the liquor-license application for the restaurant taking Roc’s space. It included Roc’s menu, which wasn’t very helpful. But the name is Thana, and the owner, Fatmir Caushi, also owns Pesce Pasta Trattoria on the Upper West Side (which we had deduced) and Cielo on Staten Island. The closing hours are 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. And the application says there will be no bicycle delivery people, which seems hard to believe, given the other restaurants. (To anyone who attends tonight’s CB1 Tribeca meeting: Feel free to report back!)

••• I came across a coupon for a 50-minute Heyday facial for the price of a 30-minute one—I’m highly susceptible to a deal—so I tried it. Quite enjoyed the experience. The facial felt great, of course, but what was most refreshing was how casual and low-key it all was.

••• This Friday at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: comedians Leighann Lord, Kerry Coddett, Carole Montgomery, and Lori Sommer. More info and tickets.

••• A lovely photo of “space-alien irises” in the Battery by Krystl Hall.

••• Opening March 11 at Alexander and Bonin: exhibits by Carlos Bunga, Matthew Benedict, and Jorge Macchi and Edgardo Rudnitzky. “Central to Carlos Bunga’s exhibition is a site-specific installation that emerges from a dialogue with the gallery space and recalls a life-size architectural model.” And Matthew Benedict’s “exhibition takes its title from a new painting, The Sea Cook (2017), based on a historical photograph of the crew of the USS Monitor, an iron-hulled steamship built at Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn during the Civil War. The exhibition will also include works on paper relating to the Monitor and other nautical scenes.” Finally, “From Here to Eternity (2013), a collaborative work by Jorge Macchi and Edgardo Rudnitzky, will be installed in the video gallery. In this two-channel video projection, Macchi interprets the title of the 1953 Hollywood classic From Here to Eternity literally and paradoxically: the projection is composed of two loops based on the few seconds that both the title of the film and the words ‘THE END’ appear in the movie.”

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