Heard in the ‘Hood: Mocca Meets Its Maker


••• Mocca, on the ropes for a while now, appears to have closed. Says a neighbor: “Someone told me they closed for renovations last week but then later in the week the building super told me that Mocca’s workers came in one day to find the doors locked and bread delivered to the restaurant that morning sitting outside Mocca’s steps.” (Plus, the telephoned number is “temporarily disconnected,” according to the recording.) Certainly, the “cash only” sign and boarded window were bad omens (above).

enopi-by-tribeca-citizen••• Speaking of signs: According to one in the window at 104 Reade, FasTracKids/E.nopi—supplementary educational programs for kids—will be opening there in late spring. Between that, Body & Mind Builders, and Gymboree Play & Music, Reade is turning into a hotspot for the pre-tween set. Unclear what the difference is between FasTracKids and E.nopi, I called owner (and Tribeca resident) Ilysa Winick. “FasTracKids is designed to target kids 6 months to 7 years,” she said. “We help children develop their brains faster and stronger, teaching them communication skills and other tools, such as articulation, collaboration, and creativity, but in a fun, engaging way. E.nopi is more of an independent study program that teaches different learning strategies, and it’s geared to kids who are a little bit older, mostly kids in school. It was developed in Seoul about 30 years ago.” She’s hoping to open by May 15, and she promises that the space will be “really cool and creative.”

••• The monthly Tribeca Meet & Greet is tonight, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Tribeca Community School (use the  27 N. Moore entrance). For those who’ve never been, the Meet & Greet is an event, organized by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center‘s David Cleaver, for locals and local business owners to network and chat—helped along with wine donated by Frankly Wines.

photo-1••• Church Street is getting a new deli (between Franklin and Leonard, where Delicioso used to be).

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  1. Mocca! Hmm I kind of enjoyed my burger with hip hop music AND TVs playing some Walter Matthau movie on silent.