Seen & Heard: Reade Street Updates

••• A TC scout reports—and I’ve confirmed it—that the Upper West Side’s Pediatric Ophthalmic Consultants, founded by Dr. Mark Steele, is opening a satellite office in the former Lotus Salon space at 141 Reade (right). Thanks for the tip! If you know something I don’t, let me in on it:

••• Related, sort of: The rumors about Jack’s Stir Brew café taking over the Kiva Café space next door probably came about because it’s said to be Jack’s girlfriend who is opening the boutique there.

••• Scoutmob deal: Get 50% off (maximum discount $27) at Seaport wine bar Bin. No. 220.

••• On Doodle Deals: $45 for three Chinese-language classes and a music CD from Mandarin Seeds (regularly $105). One location is 100 Reade.

••• Frankly Wines is celebrating its third anniversary with a deal: “From now through the end of January, make a purchase at 3:33 p.m. [actually between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.] and you’ll get 10% off anything you buy. Pick out a 12-bottle case, and get 13% off. (That’s three extra percentage points more than the usual 10% case discount because, you know, it’s our third birthday.)” To buy online, type “happy birthday” in the comments box and the discount will show up as a credit on your credit card account. If you buy in the store, you can also get a “special treat” by singing “Happy Birthday,” but it has to be “loudly and somewhat in tune.”

••• On Feb. 4, 92YTribeca is screening kids-as-gangsters film Bugsy Malone, a movie I remember insanely well considering I last saw it when it was released in 1976.

••• Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will be speaking at the Jan. 27 meeting of the 1st Precinct Community Council (6:30 p.m. at the NYPD’s 1st Precinct headquarters, 16 Ericsson). I only just realized that Vance’s father was indeed the Cyrus Vance who was Secretary of State under Carter.



  1. If that’s true about the ophthalmologist, I am stoked! I am a patient of the UWS location (which I LOVE and recommend) and will be happy not to schlep my kids that far.

  2. It’s true: His office confirmed it