11/20: A Leg Up

grown-and-sewn2-by-tribeca-citizengrown-and-sewn3-by-tribeca-citizengrown-and-sewn1-by-tribeca-citizen••• Last night marked the opening of Grown & Sewn‘s pop-up shop at 184 Duane (bet. Hudson and Greenwich), site of the short-lived Tucano. Designer Rob Magness is specializing in a cross between jeans and khakis that he calls “kax.” Made in America, the pants certainly look appealing—like something Sam Shepard might wear—but no way was I trying on the same pants that a crew of male-model cater-waiters was already sporting. The shop, billed as “An American Art and Craft Collaborative,” is a pretty space, thanks in part to Rob’s wife, Sarah Magness, an interior designer recently named to House Beautiful‘s “Next Wave of Designers to Watch.” (The Magnesses live in the Financial District.) The shop also showcases the work of artist Purvis Young, who’s represented by Tribeca resident Skot Foreman. There’ll be another party Wednesday, Dec. 16—but of course you can stop by during working hours. The shop closes January 15.

••• Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower has topped off; at the ceremony, he made a Viagra joke, says Curbed. How long before the Times writes about how the bright light reflecting off the façade is annoying the neighbors?

••• An inside view of Steve Schnall’s townhouse at 2 N. Moore, currently on the market for $29,000,000. An outdoor misting system??? In a humid climate??? Hell, yes, I’m jealous, but mostly of the lap pool.

••• “Intérieurs, a Tribeca furniture store, is having a floor sample sale with discounts of up to 75 percent through Dec. 31.,” says the New York Times151 Franklin (Varick/Hudson), 212-343-0800.

••• Also in the NYT: “[Former Chanterelle co-owner/chef] David Waltuck is no longer involved with Macao Trading Co., the Chinese-Portuguese-inflected restaurant in Tribeca.” The new executive chef is Erik Cereceres, who goes by the name Chewy.

otte1-by-tribeca-citizenotte2-by-tribeca-citizen••• Fashion boutique Otte held its opening-party last night (even though it opened in September). I stopped by to meet the owner, Kate Lee, and to take a too-dark photo of her. At least I successfully managed to avoid eating all the macaroons. Guests—you could have been among them!—received graphic T-shirts. Somehow that sounds like a T-shirt you’d buy on St. Mark’s….

••• Tickets are now on sale for the following shows at City Winery: Ollabelle (Feb. 12), Pat McGee (Feb. 13), Lila Downs (Apr. 17–18), and Colin Hay (Apr. 28–29).

••• Movie watch: Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces opens at the Landmark Sunshine. Twilight: New Moon, Sandra Bullock’s The Blind Side, and kids’ flick Planet 51 come to Regal Battery Park City. Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (starring Nic Cage) arrives at the Angelika. And Mammoth, from Lukas Moodysson, director of Togetherness, debuts at IFC Center. Fantastic Mr. Fox is still at the horrid Regal Union Square.

••• Other weekend options: New Amsterdam Market (Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.); Mama Dona at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (Sun., 1 p.m.); Glimmer Gallery opening; The Great Recession at the Flea; and Tribeca Cinema Kids’ Club (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sat., 10.30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.).


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