In the News: SHO Shaun Hergatt

courtesy SHO Shaun Hergatt

••• “SHO Shaun Hergatt celebrates its one-year anniversary with a special four-course menu including crispy amadai, roasted quail, and chocolate-caramel palet. The $76 menu will be available from July 6 through July 10; all diners will receive a $50 gift card to the Setai Spa.” (Grub Street)

••• “After a recent successful partnership with jewelry line Fenton/Fallon, J.Crew has announced yet another collaboration, this time for the guys. Artisan denim label Imogene + Willie will offer up a slim, straight-leg, ’40s inspired men’s jean in two rinses: a dark rinse with mild abrasion ($375) and a light wash with a stronger abrasion ($425) at J.Crew’s men’s stores in Tribeca, Soho and on Madison Avenue (opening in late summer) starting at the end of August, WWD reports.” (NBC New York) Related: Four hundred dollars can feed a lot of people.

••• Tomorrow (July 4) the Municipal Art Society will offer a walking our called “A Saint from Tribeca: Pierrre Toussaint’s New York”: “Pierre Toussaint arrived in New York in 1797 as a slave from Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). By his death in 1853, he had become a legendary hairdresser and philanthropist. His funeral mass at St. Peter’s on Barclay St. overflowed with mourners: blacks, whites, rich, poor—all touched by his kindness. Follow in Toussaint’s footsteps from Toussant [sic] Square to Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, site of his burial. Final stop on the tour is a private viewing of historic New York Marble Cemetery, original resting place of Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, who immortalized Toussaint in his writings. Leader: James Sullivan, urban historian. $15, $10 MAS members. Bring a MetroCard. Pay at tour.” (Manhattan User’s Guide)

••• This wasn’t “in the news” but Katie at Torly Kid asked me to pass it along so other shopkeepers could be warned: “A couple (probably in their 30s, nicely dressed, wearing sunglasses), came in at about 2:45 and were looking at some items in the store. They were looking at some boys’ stuff, but mostly stayed near the back of the store where there are only girls’ clothes. She had two large tote bags and he had a backpack on. Large bags + keeping their backs towards me + staying near the back of the store = suspicious. I got distracted when a mom with two small kids needed my help. (He even offered to help her with the stroller!) Another guy came in when I was helping her and bought something quickly, without saying much. He paid with cash, so there’s a chance he was there to distract me, but I have no way of knowing that. As I was ringing him up, the couple left without buying anything. I immediately checked the girls’ section in the back and noticed a bunch missing, hangers and all!”


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