Seen & Heard: Another Restaurant on the Market

••• I came across this listing for Capri Caffé (described as “very motivated” to get out), so I called to ask whether they’re hoping to stay in the neighborhood. They said that the rent is too high, and yes they’re interested in remaining in Tribeca. Let’s hope it works out.

••• From Kathleen at the Tribeca Greenmarket: “Starting this week, every Saturday from 8am to 1:30pm you’ll be able to drop off your used clothes and textiles, courtesy of Wearable Collections. We accept clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts, fabric scraps 36″ x 36″ or larger and other textiles. We do not accept rugs or carpeting. Also: Valley Shepherd returns this Saturday with their artisanal sheep cheeses, and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in honor of Earth Day, we’ll be teaching kids about plants while getting in the dirt doing some planting of our own.”

••• Jeffrey Roseman of Newmark Knight Frank Retail confirmed on Twitter than Chipotle is coming to Greenwich and Murray (where Twin Café was). Thanks to Avi at West Side Rag for forwarding the tweet.

••• Reminder #1 (about something I posted about a while back): The Long Tall Sally pop-up (with clothes for women of height) is going on through April 22 at 172 Duane). Says one reader: “For tall girls this brand is particularly good and prices are decent. Very good selection of jeans which as everyone knows are the hardest piece of clothing for women to fit.”

••• Reminder #2: The TOAST, a.k.a. the Tribeca Open Artists Studio Tour, is April 27–30. If you’ve never been, you really should check it out.

••• Press release: “Council Member Margaret Chin, Chair, Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, will join Council Member James Vacca, Chair, Committee on Transportation, for an oversight hearing on the issue of construction coordination in Lower Manhattan.” April 23, 1:30 p.m., 250 Broadway, 14th floor.

••• From the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (I had been wondering what was going on in there): “Work is now underway at 50 Varick Street, where the existing seven-story commercial building is being renovated. Located on the east side of Varick Street between Beach and Laight Streets, the buildings upper three floors are undergoing structural rehabilitation, along with full interior renovation throughout. The curb lane of Varick Street will remained occupied for the projects duration, and from approximately early May through September 2012 a crane will be used as necessary to lift materials into the building. Contractor Foundations Group is managing the project, which began in early 2012 and continues through early spring 2013.” UPDATE: See comment.



  1. I hope Capri Caffé stays nearby; it’s one of our favorite places. Food is great and the decor is pleasantly goofy.

  2. Erik, this shows you what’s coming to 50 Varick:

  3. Thanks, J! I had read about that but for some reason thought it was above Canal. It sounds pretty amazing (and amazing that it’s not being turned into condos).

  4. So sad about Capri. It is like being in Italy. The quirkiness is unparalleled in downtown dining.