••• Congratulations to Alycea Ungaro, who has opened a third Real Pilates location, this one at 1226 Lexington on the Upper East Side.
••• Free event March 13 at the New York Law School: “New York Law School Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell, will engage Trustee Professor David Schoenbrod in a discussion of his new book, which argues that members of Congress and presidents of both parties use tricks to benefit themselves at the expense of their constituents. The new book, DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington, with forewords by Governor Howard Dean and Senator Mike Lee, shows how to stop the tricks and make Washington work for us again.” RSVP here.
••• A decade or so ago I bought a beautiful Loro Piana coat at Century 21. Really wide, with Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan–esque shoulder pads, it probably wasn’t in fashion even then, but I was captivated by the fabric, the brand, and the price. I’d love to see if anyone can reshape it into something I’d wear. Anyone know a tailor up to the challenge? Needn’t be local.
••• D. asked if I knew anything about when Ward III might reopen, so I checked in with the management. The response: “Our landlord has assured us (again) that they aren’t encountering any additional delays and the bulk of the structural work is underway. We’re cautiously optimistic that we’ll be allowed to re-enter the space in the next few months and get back open shortly thereafter. As soon as we have a firm date, we’ll be sure to let you know as we are beyond eager to be open and welcome everyone back.”
••• The third Tribeca Art Night is Thursday, March
14 16: Two dozen venues are staying open late (6 to 9 p.m.), so go out and make an evening of it!
••• Pen Parentis’s March 14 salon is about love, and it features “internationally bestselling romance novelist Jennifer Probst, the edgy literary novelist Marcy Dermansky, and the inimitable John Reed, whose poems, fiction and essays blend into such uncategorizable forms, two of his books have been called ‘stunts.'” RSVP recommended.
••• Opening March 16 at Hal Bromm: A solo exhibit of works by Russian figurative artist Natalya Nesterova.