Seen & Heard: 1WTC Observation Deck Sneak Peek

••• Theater types will want to check out Rivka S. Katvan‘s show of backstage photos (Sept. 5-29) at Soho Photo. It’s a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and if the photos on Katvan’s website are any indication, it’s going to be fabulous.

••• I went to visit a new medical option this morning: Tribeca Urgent Care, which is located at 350 Broadway (at Leonard). It’s not a storefront, though. It’s mainly a base from which doctors can make house/office calls, and it shares the space with NeurOasis, Dr. Anthony P. Geraci’s neurology-and-more practice. The funding is in place for a national expansion, said iGenezen CEO Landon Cole, once the Lower Manhattan trial run is complete. House-call patients are given a two-hour window; wouldn’t you rather wait at home than in a doctor’s office?

••• Blue Spoon Coffee Co., the sweet little café on Chambers, is opening a new location at William and Platt. (Hat tip to @MMDevoe.)

••• MMDevoe—I hereby give her the title of Reporter—also tweeted this: “Wow. New pretty grocery store stocking shelves on Fulton. Key foods cashier says move is imminent. And prices will rise.”

••• Something called “VGG”—I hate when the posted notices aren’t explicit—is shooting on Church tomorrow. @BetsSea explained it’s probably a film called Very Good Girls. Here’s IMDB‘s synopsis: “Two New York City girls pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist”—because food-truck owners are so last year—”the friends find their connection tested for the first time.” Stars Dakota Fanning, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Olsen, and Peter Sarsgaard.

••• After the drama in May, it’s no surprise that Cristina Dos Santos is moving her shop. She won’t tell me where, though.

••• I came upon an interesting ad online: “Experienced NYC restaurateurs are seeking an executive chef for new restaurant to be opened late summer/early fall. […] We are looking for someone that understands the idea that simplicity is best and most times hardest to achieve. This brand new restaurant on two levels hosts a casual 30 seat café on the first floor and spectacular 60 seat dining room (with bar) on the second. If you are looking for your new home and are willing to be part of an exciting and creative team; please send us your resume.” Anyone know what the space could be? I can’t recall anything similar going before CB1, and there’s no CB1 meeting in August, so the late summer opening isn’t likely….

••• Tribecan Wicki Boyle and Max Blagg (whose Gap ad I still remember) will be at Poets House on Wednesday, July 25, to talk about “memory’s role in the creation of a poem and the ways in which memorizing poems can give our daily life meaning. Following their discussion, the two will lead a walk in which each audience member will be given a poem to memorize.”

••• WTCProgress tweeted a sneak peek of the view from 1 World Trade’s observation deck (through netting).



  1. TriBeCa Urgent Care lists only a RPA and uses the word “provider”. At those rates, I wonder if you are seen by an MD or an RPA. Seems like it is for very routine urgent care.

  2. Could the restaurant be the space at 170 John Street? It’s supposed to open later this summer; is currently under active construction and it is on two levels. It also definitely has a bar and is a large space.

    p.s. Grandma’s House at 27 Peck Slip had its grand opening last night.

  3. @LuisV: Possibly, but not sure John Street can be considered “Tribeca”…. Thanks for the Grandma’s House info!

  4. @Anna: TriBeCa Urgent Care is routine in terms of scope of practice and rates, but not routine in terms of the level of service. Not many urgent cares make house calls. We believe reviving the house call is a concept whose time has come. Our physician assistants and nurse practitioners work on a team with physicians to facilitate house calls, so instead of just one health care provider treating you in your home, office, hotel or wherever you are, you’ll have a physician working remotely in collaboration. PAs and NPs are licensed to practice medicine on a team with physicians. Patients will also be able to opt to pay more for an urgent care visit or house call visit with an MD or DO as we add more physicians to our network. We’re excited to be in TriBeCa and look forward to providing the community with quality, convenient, and affordable alternatives to the status quo.

  5. Ha! I only saw a CB1 reference. So I think the John Street space can very well be the referenced restaurant space but we’ll see. Besides, FiDi is part of Greater Tribeca just as I count Tribeca as part of Greater FiDi. :-)