Seen & Heard: Freedom Tower

••• Jung Sik, the haute Korean restaurant coming to the old Chanterelle space at Hudson and Harrison, has a website, It doesn’t say much, but if you do decide to click it, note that Firefox says the site wants to store users’ data for “offline use,” a warning I’ve never seen before….

••• You can buy an Asphalt Green Battery Park City membership as of today. The sales office is in the Verdesian.

••• The crunchy potatoes at Tiny’s have made me reconsider fried potatoes that aren’t French fries.

••• Liev Schreiber can’t make tomorrow’s screening of Walking and Talking at 92YTribeca after all, but actor Kevin Corrigan is stepping in.

••• I haven’t gone to watch the fireworks since the year thieves took the opportunity to break into my apartment, but photographer Milo Hess had this to say (on Tribeca Citizen’s Facebook page) about last night: “What the hell? Let me get this straight. The state of NY spends $40 million on a new Pier 25 and closes most of it off tonight so you can’t see the fireworks from it? Are they afraid the astro turf will be get messed up? I don’t get it.” At first I thought it was the cracks, but David Katz at the Hudson River Park Trust said otherwise: “The eastern third was open, but once you’re past the miniature golf course, the paths are too narrow—it’s not in interest of public safety to have them open.”

••• Speaking of Independence Day, photographer Krystl Hall sent in this luscious image of a Bomb Pop 1WTC’s commemorative lighting. I guess I missed the rainbow for gay pride.


1 Comment

  1. This is why I love this blog – we went and saw the fireworks from the park last night, very civilized, but were also wondering about why the Pier was shut down… and today I know the answer
    ( I suggested it might be a load bearing issue, and they didnt’ want that many people down the end)

    We also went and had an icecream at Shake Shack afterwards. Do you think it’s a sign that you might have been there too often when the staff start to recognise you?