In the News: Panda Bears?

••• says that Nicola Formichetti released some details about his upcoming pop-up shop on Walker, though it’s not entirely clear what those details were. It’s referred to as a “mirrored cave/performance space,” and Formichetti said that one can expect “‘All of the designers I collaborate with. It’s a kind of shop/museum kind of thing. Stuff from Japan, special pieces, panda bears….’ And, it should go without saying, Mugler as well. Of course, the ‘performance space’ designation beggars the question of whether Mugler’s biggest fan, Lady Gaga, will put in an appearance.” Wait, did he say “panda bears”?

••• Kicked out of the WFC, SouthWestNY is moving to the former Gate House space in Gateway Plaza: “‘We’re going to have the same menu, same staff, and the same quality of service,’ [owner Abraham] Merchant says.” Oh. The décor will be more contemporary, though. “He also will divide the former Gate House space into a restaurant area for SouthWestNY and a new tavern, that will be called BlackHounds. ‘The pub will have a separate entrance and a separate menu,’ he explains. ‘It will be a refined, civilized place to have a drink, with a nice atmosphere.'” Um, Black Hound is the name of an East Village bakery. (Broadsheet Daily)

••• Elle profiles fashion designer Sally LaPointe, who lives in Tribeca.

••• Tribeca native Nadia Schreiber wrote an article for the Forward about DIY kosher slaughter.

••• “Pounding jackhammers at the World Trade Center site are infuriating residents of a luxury rental building nearby. Residents of 90 West St., where one-bedrooms rent for $2,550 to $3,200 a month, say the noisy work starts before dawn and often continues well into the night, making it difficult for them to relax, let alone sleep.” (DNAinfo)

••• Actor/nanny Scott Anderson, who was “known in the Tribeca nanny circuit for [his] cupcakes,” has started a baking business in Provincetown. (Wicked Local)

••• A New York Times article on frozen treats included Wooly’s Ice: “I grew up in Hawaii but was never that fond of the homegrown treat, shave ice: too neon in color, too teeth-rattlingly sweet. Wooly’s Ice, a pushcart run by three cousins next to the federal courthouse on Centre Street in Lower Manhattan, made a convert of me.”

••• “Sales are officially resuming at the Setai Wall Street, a once-troubled financial district condo conversion now under direction of Synergy New York, a marketing firm retained by the project’s developer, Zamir Equities. The remaining units will be sold for roughly 16% less than the original prices set three years ago.” (Crain’s)


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