Seen & Heard: Mini Golf Delayed?

••• I was walking on Pier 25 today, admiring it, when I noticed that no one was playing mini golf. I figured it was the weather, but on the south side, a man was working on the mechanical guts under the pier said it wouldn’t be opening for a month or so. Waiting for confirmation from the Hudson River Park folks; stay tuned…. No one was at the skate park, either, which could’ve been for various reasons. Anyway, here’s what the N. Moore entrance looks like. UPDATE: “There is still work being done to finish the adjacent building’s interior, but that’s not the reason mini golf is closed,” wrote the Hudson River Park Trust’s David Katz. “The mini golf concession will operate under a schedule determined by the operator—Manhattan Youth. We do not require concessionaires to operate in the winter when they would have to pay their staff to handle very few if any customers. Unless there is an exceptionally warm break in the winter weather, mini golf, the snack concession and volleyball will open in the spring. The skate park was only closed because of bad weather. It’s open now, and will remain open when the weather is good.”

••• Pas de Deux, the new salon on Worth between Broadway and Church, has opened. More next week….

••• Mondays are now Gumbo Night at Duane Park restaurant; two types (Cajun and Creole) will be served at lunch and dinner; throw in an Abita beer, Sazerac, or glass of wine for just $20 total. From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. a jazz pianist from New Orleans will play.

••• Today’s deal on Bloomspot: $45 for admission to Brandy Library’s Whiskey-Loving Women tasting, regularly $80. Over on ScoopSt, meanwhile, a one-month membership at Tribeca Health & Fitness (with access to one group fitness class and one personal-training session) is $25, down from $209.

••• John Allan’s, the men’s salon on Washington, is now open Sundays from noon to 4:30 p.m. Also, on Nov. 10 it’s hosting a benefit event with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

••• This Sunday’s New Amsterdam Market will feature a Smørrebrød Table, devoted to the Danish open-faced sandwiches: “A 21 foot long wooden table at the market will be set with more than 10 varieties of smørrebrød created by visiting Danish chef Trina Hahnemann and local chefs Alejandro Alcocer of greenbrownorange; Patrick Connolly of Bobo; Caroline Fidanza of Saltie; Christophe Hille of Northern Spy Food Co.; Simo and Tuomas Kuusisto of Nordic Breads; and the team from Marlow & Daughters. All sandwiches will be made with rugbrød baked by Nordic Breads using regional grain grown and milled by Cayuga Pure Organics of Trumansburg, N.Y., and topped with regional ingredients, including beef from Grazin’ Angus Acres of Ghent, N.Y., and ingredients to be selected from other market vendors. Purchase a $20 tasting ticket and choose three different sandwiches, which in Denmark make a full lunch.” Advance purchase recommended.

••• Tribeca Treats is offering an exclusive deal via MiniMunchers: “Pick out a box of six free cupcakes when you purchase our new dessert cookbook, Sweet Chic: Stylish Treats to Dress Up for Any Occasion.


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