Seen & Heard: New Bar on Worth?

75 Worth

75 Worth

••• I learned two things RBC NYC at this morning: 1) The café doesn’t open until 9 a.m. on Saturdays, which seems a bit late (and frankly, I wish they’d just keep the door locked until then because I hate the feeling of being ejected); and 2) the owner is trying to open a bar at 75 Worth, which is between RBC and the dog-related businesses—Wagging Tail, Worth Street Veterinary Center, et al—at 77 Worth. He told me that he’s gathering signatures because the Department of Health requires it, and that if I came back at 9 a.m. and agreed to sign, he’d give me a free coffee. I pondered the ethics of the offer on my way to La Colombe.

••• New Georges theater company just announced a three-week extension of Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, just south of the World Trade Center site. And another New Georges play, Emily DeVoti’s Milk, opens April 26 at Here in Soho.

••• Church Street School for Music and Art is having its 20th-anniversary benefit on Thursday, Apr. 22, at Santos Party House. It’s a dance—for grown-ups only—and there’ll be drinks, food, and an auction of music (?) and art. Advance tickets start at $150 per person/$250 per couple.

••• From the Fountain Pen Hospital‘s Facebook page: “You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Spring Pen Expo on Friday, Apr. 16, and Saturday, Apr. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Thousands of modern and vintage pens will be available from over twenty-five manufacturers of fine writing instruments. Receive a free leather note pad at the door! A $35 value (one per family)!” (I think you’re supposed to RSVP.)

••• Interesting comments, part 1: “I think the same can be said about wine stores in our neighborhood,” responded Coco Masuda to my question about whether we need another nail salon. “I love wine, but I always wonder if each gets enough customers. Ah, right, Chambers Street Wine became a nail salon. Could anyone open a noodle shop? I need one.” Good idea! Maybe here?

••• Interesting comments, part 2: “Thank you for posting the Downtown Community Awards event (4/8) on your calendar!” wrote Diane Rohan. “Around 200 guests, including Sheldon Silver (NY State Assembly Speaker), State Senator Dan Squadron, Councilmember Margaret Chin, Asemblywoman Deborah Glick, CB1 Chair Julie Menin, and P.S. 24 Principal Lisa Ripperger spoke about Manhattan Youth and this year’s honorees. Whole Foods donated a raw bar, Brooklyn Brewery the suds, Fizzy Lizzy the soda, and T. Edward the wines. The catering by Mona Lombardi and the staff of Manhattan Youth’s after-school cooking program was met with rave reviews. Guests noshed on smoked duck breast in endive leaf, mini pitas with meatballs and lemon yogurt sauce, seared tuna with scallion pesto, farfalle with olives, capers and arugula, and more. The event was coordinated by Tribeca resident Diane Rohan of The Main Event, [Hey, that’s you! —Ed.] who decorated with lighted bars donated by Tribeca residents Bobby and Mary Taylor of Taylor Creative rentals, beautiful arrangements by Gus at Langdon Florists on Reade Street, and fabrics from JEM on Broadway and Franklin.” Then she added this: “I forgot these details: Gift bags included homemade truffles by Mona Lombardi, mints donated by Tribeca resident Amy Katz of Clik Clak, a CD created by the Manhattan Youth after-school music program, and a cookbook created by the organization’s cooking program.”


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