Seen & Heard: Turks & Frogs

••• The CB1 Tribeca Committee agenda is an ever-changing wonder. The meeting was looking like it’d be getting really dull—the previous versions had been whittled down to liquor-license applications for American Flatbread and the Pig N’ Whistle space—but just when you think you’ll get in and out under a half hour, something pops up. This month, that means this: “458 Greenwich Street, discussion with Kevin Coenin regarding potential plans for a lounge.” That’s the Turks & Frogs space; the word on the street is that T&F’s owners have wanted out for a while. It looks like they may have found a possible taker, but he (sensibly?) wants to run the idea of a bar by CB1 before committing. That’s a very residential part of Greenwich these days; on the other hand, it is the kind of street where CB1 tends to give Friday and Saturday closing hours of 2 a.m…. The name “Kevin Coenin” brings up nothing on Google. The meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. (49–51 Chambers, 7th floor; bring ID). UPDATE: The discussion has since been removed from the agenda.

••• New at tomorrow’s Tribeca Greenmarket: fresh peas in shell, bok choy, and radishes at Jersey Farm Produce.

••• Johnny Rockets opened in the Seaport: “The new Seaport restaurant features a brand new design in a significantly historic building. It is the first prototype of the chain’s new interior design, which takes the traditional red, chrome and checkerboard décor and replaces it with rich earth tones for a more contemporary, warm, and upscale environment. In addition to savoring [LOL! —Ed.] classic Johnny Rockets fare, guests can also enjoy ample outdoor seating on the Boardwalk and alcoholic beverages.” The release also mentions “the introduction of Big Apple Shakes,” but it says no more about it. I’m not investigating any further, however.

••• I took that reader’s advice and went to Mike & Son for a haircut. I didn’t like the last one I got, at Freeman’s on the Lower East Side, and neither did my barber at Mike’s: “It looks like they cut it with their fingers,” he said. “It’s not going to be easy to fix!” I’m happy enough—it’s a barber cut—but what I loved was the price ($15) and the buy-10-get-1-free card.

••• A fortressy chunk of 471 Washington has been revealed.


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