In the News: Millionaires for Obama

••• T Magazine visits the Tribeca studio of artist Peter Sutherland, but all we got was photos of the artwork (and one of the artist, right). The photos are by Johnny Misheff, who should really change his name to Johnny Mischief, because that would be exceptional. Anyway, “[His studio] also serves as a (very) temporary gallery space for the group shows Sutherland puts together. He’s shown work (with organizational help from studio-mate Chad Scoville) by artists like his brother Andrew Sutherland, Brendan Lynch, Dylan Lynch, Van Hanos, Ryan Kitson and Georgia Grey. The next show is set to open in September and will be curated by Sutherland’s girlfriend and regular collaborator, Maia Ruth Lee.” Invites may be sent here.

••• “A master woodcarver who has worked at the South Street Seaport for nearly 30 years is in danger of being evicted. Sal Polisi, 76, a volunteer for the South Street Seaport Museum, has been carving everything from mermaid figureheads to wooden signs at a small shop near Pier 15 since 1983, drawing dozens of curious visitors every day.” It blocks a bike path, and you can imagine how the city feels about that.” —DNAinfo

••• “In a policy shift long sought by the youth recreation leagues that use the Battery Park City ball fields, the Battery Park City Authority has decided to issue multi-year permits, rather than the seasonal allowances that have governed the fields for years. Starting this year, the Downtown Little League, the Downtown Soccer League, the Downtown Football Giants, and Manhattan Youth will all receive three-year permits for the fields.” —Broadsheet

••• Locanda Verde team Luke Ostrom, Josh Pickard, and chef Andrew Carmellini are opening a French restaurant in the Chinatown Brasserie space. Maybe they’ll hire nice hosts. —New York Times

••• “From June 29 until July 13, a Karen Walker pop-up at the Steven Alan Annex in Tribeca will be selling eyewear in shades delectably named milky cream, toffee and vanilla, and displayed as if on a dessert cart.” This is not the same Karen Walker (née Delaney; previously St. Croix, Popeil, and Finster) you may recall from “Will & Grace.” —New York Times

••• Tribeca was #7 on Forbes‘s silly list of “Millionaire Towns for Obama.” (Boy, Forbes has really trashed a good brand in the past decade….) The list is basically everywhere I’d consider living, with the exception of #3—the neighborhood of Clinton (?!). And the places in Illinois, of course.


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