Seen & Heard: New CSA

••• Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is starting a new CSA program out of Birdbath Tribeca: “LFFC is a non-profit that seeks to increase the economic viability of the 75-plus Lancaster County family farms in our cooperative network. Our farmers farm an average of 5 acres, and all of our member farms are 100% Certified Organic. The vast majority of our farmers are Old Order Amish.” There are a bunch of different options: full vegetable share, half vegetable share, fruit share, flower share, “community supported medicine” shares (a.k.a. herbal remedies), as well as Four Season Harvest, which gets you dairy products, eggs, etc. All the info—including the membership application—is at

••• Remember how BPC resident Justine Cuccia had started a Save the Staircase campaign? There’s now a Facebook page where you can show your support by clicking “like.” Even better, email your name, address, and phone (or email) to, so you can be added to the petition. If you don’t know which staircase, you really haven’t been paying attention.

••• From Bloomspot: More deals at Tribeca Spa of Tranquility. Also: In a comment on that Spa Week post, Alexis noted that “SpaFinder Wellness week has a bunch of great deals in Tribeca as well, March 21–17.”

••• The next Tribeca Meet & Greet—organized by the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center—will be Tuesday, Mar. 29, at Tribeca Beauty Spa (6:30–9 p.m.). Wine by Frankly Wines; nibblybits from MaxDelivery. (And the one after that will be Apr. 28 at Albella restaurant.

••• The new Algonquin Seaport Theater will feature kids’ programming by Galli Theater; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

••• Christina Lehr‘s boutique on Reade opened this past weekend (but it’s closed today). More to come tomorrow….

••• From Doodle Deals: a deal on Music for Aardvarks, which is available at 78 Reade.

••• From Fountain Pen Hospital: “Tomorrow starting at Noon Eastern Time, join us for a 72-hour [online] Pen Frenzy, a special pricing event for 3 days only! Only one of each of these pens is available at this price, and for only 72 hours.”



  1. What is Albella?

  2. @Citypixie: Thanks! @Katie: Albella is an Italian/Spanish restaurant near the Municipal Building (