Seen & Heard: New Restaurant Coming

•• That office at 175 West Broadway (formerly home to Highland Park, on the same block as Landmarc) is indeed an architect’s office—as the New York Design Architects, LLP sign in the window should’ve made clear. (I assumed it was for the firm designing the building.) The firm is taking the entire building. Sorry my photo is so lame: The scaffolding made it tough.

••• And at 135 West Broadway (above): According to the permit posted, the old Hoi An space (above) is being turned into an “eating & drinking establishment,” the second floor included. The third floor will be a caretaker’s apartment.

••• The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center announced a new partnership with TheatreWorksUSA, bringing nearly twice as many family shows to Tribeca this fall (with characters such as Junie B. Jones, Harold of the Purple Crayon, and Wilbur the pig). Plus, with the 10Club family membership, you get a 10-ticket package for $140, as well as discounts at “preferred merchants” such as Color Me Mine, Do Yoga Do Pilates, Zucker’s, Kumon Battery Park City, and MaxDelivery.

••• Last night, before seeing The Kids Are All Right (recommended) at Regal Battery Park, my better other half and I got lobster rolls (above) from the Ed’s Lobster Bar cart on the World Financial Center’s plaza. The after-6 p.m. special is $25 for a 6-oz. roll and a drink (water or soda), and it comes with chips. If you like a lobster roll, you can’t really beat the location, but be aware that the cart packs up at 7 p.m.



  1. GREAT lobster roll. My favorite in town.

  2. I am completely addicted, I have to have the Lobster Roll for lunch at least once a week.