Seen & Heard: New Sandwich Shop

••• I accosted the owner of Saluggi’s in the hallway during last night’s CB1 Tribeca meeting to ask how his plans for a sandwich shop in the old Sea World space on the northeast corner of Lispenard and Church were going. He said it’d be opening in two weeks. I neglected to ask the name…. Wouldn’t it be gorgeous if they grew ivy all over the brick? And if the small door on Lispenard were a take-out window?

••• Meanwhile, a permit in the window of 32 Warren, a street I have such hopes for, says it’s becoming yet another a nail salon. I see no reason to doubt the permit.

••• I was walking along N. Moore this morning when I saw that the annual JCP Downtown pop-up shop is getting close. It opens May 14 at 11 a.m. and it’s in 64 N. Moore, the oft-rented space next to the salon.

••• I tried Harry’s Italian for lunch just now. I liked the pizza—it struck me as being like Dean’s, but better (I only ever order Dean’s in, so that may not be entirely fair).  The fact that half a square pie ($12)—the smallest portion available—is more than half the price of a whole one ($18.50) doesn’t bother me; you have to factor in other overhead costs. But I don’t think the toppings should be the same price for a half or a whole. Next time I’ll order a whole pie and take the rest home. Or go toppingless.

••• From reader Andrea: “The Lancaster Farm Coop is looking for more share owners for a Tribeca CSA (Spring/Summer). A number of us have signed up already, but apparently they are still below the minimum number of shares for the Tribeca CSA to go forward. The produce will be delivered weekly to Birdbath on Church (currently anticipated to be a Wednesday delivery). Several advantages to this CSA over others in the neighborhood: 1) There are no volunteering commitments. 2) The pickup window is basically the same as Birdbath’s hours (last year it was 9:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.) More info on the CSA options is here; the Tribeca application is here.”

••• Tribeca Greenmarket update: “What’s in season at the market: strawberries, apples, asparagus, swiss chard, kale, mustard greens, spinach, leeks, green garlic, garlic scapes, ramps, spring onions and shallots, beets, radishes, Asian greens like bok choy and tatsoi, and plenty of herbs and lettuces. Blue Moon Fish will be getting tuna and swordfish any day now. Right now this is what they have: blackfish, mackerel, bluefish, flounder, skate, porgy, scallops, oysters, mussels, and clams. And here is a little secret—they often give out free fish heads in the morning. Also, this Saturday is Family Portrait Day. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can have your family’s picture taken against a backdrop of flowers and spring produce.”

••• From Kutsher’s Tribeca: ” We will start delivery on Seamless Monday, May 14, as well as via phone orders. Please inquire at 212-431-0606 ext. 0 for details.”

••• Mondo Cane on Duane is supplying Partners & Spade in Noho with awesome kids’ chairs for a new exhibit. They were still in Mondo Cane’s window when I passed by this am, so if you hustle over you may be able to admire them without going aboCa.


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