Seen & Heard: Hugh Jackman

••• If you thought Hugh Jackman would never appear at Laughing Man Marketplace, think again. ROC‘s Rocco Cadolini met him the other day….

••• Starting tomorrow, the Zuccotti Park Greenmarket is moving to W. Broadway between Barclay and Park (8 a.m.–6 p.m.). Who’ll be there: Migliorelli Farm, Red Jacket Orchard, and Meredith’s Bread.

••• One World Trade Center is being lit pink through October in honor of breast cancer awareness. I noticed this the other night—while watching the excellent British miniseries “The Hour” on DVD (Netflix it!)—but I forgot until @JulieShapiro tweeted about it.

••• I skipped this month’s meeting of the CB1 Tribeca Committee, but the agenda for tomorrow’s full CB1 meeting indicates that White & Church got the Tribeca Committee to agree to closing an hour later (midnight on weekdays, 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).



  1. I find it incomprehensible that the farmer’s market needs to move. OWS seems to have no problem throwing these poor farmers under the bus. This is particularly upsetting given how committed GrowNYC is to helping and serving the poor — through the New Farmer Development Program and their policy of accepting food stamps. OWS as a “movement” should really be ashamed.

  2. Michelle, They are being moved, not closed down, so why is it so incomprehensible? OWS is not throwing the Greenmarket under the bus, the greenmarket used to be in front of the WTT and then they were moved to the park & was that incomprehensible. It’s just a move, get over it! Tell me how many of the Wall street patrons use food stamps? You should be ashamed of your comment not OWS!

  3. I think that Michelle has a point. Many businesses surrounding the park, whether food vendors or permanent, are being affected by the crowds at Zucotti Park. And it’s not unreasonable to think that the protestors should consider the broader repercussions of the occupation on a local level.

    And Rose, as for food stamp use at the Greenmarket, I’m sure that you realize that there are support staff and service workers who work in the financial district who are most certainly not part of the 1%. People who don’t have access to fresh foods in their home neighborhoods utilize Greenmarkets in close proximity to work.

  4. Watch it Rose. You have 0% credibility commenting on things happening in my neighborhood where you don’t live. It’s busybodies like you that keep these comment boards alive. Go back to school and get a job.

  5. I would be interested to know if the move helps or hurts business pre-OWS.