Seen & Heard: Landmark Travesty

••• Roberta Freyman / Roberta Roller Rabbit is saying its Duane Street store will open in early October. And Balcony Café—coming to the old Mocca space—says it’s waiting for Landmarks permits, and then it’ll be ready to move quickly, “hopefully” opening by the end of October.

••• Museum—the tiny, precious space on Cortlandt Alley—”is pleased to announce a limited-engagement exhibition of filmmaker-artist Van Neistat’s ‘The Golden Word,’ an exclusive performance piece and personalized gifting experience from September 19 – October 3, 2012. […] Curious visitors and passionate gifters alike can schedule appointments with Neistat to produce a one-of-a-kind object for their loved ones: a bespoke red SwissChamp Swiss army knife. Hand-engraved and rendered with 18k gold leaf, on one side the knife will bear the giftee’s name; on the other, his or her unique ‘Golden Word,’ Neistat’s descriptor capturing an essential element of the giftee’s being, carefully selected through conversation with the gifter.” The first 100 knives are $206; after that, who knows. Reserve here.

••• Don’t stand too close: 502 Canal (a.k.a. 480 Greenwich, or the building on the southwest corner of the two streets) is literally falling apart. Promises, promises….

••• Parr Studios—the funky shop/gallery at Vestry and Washington—is closed for a reno.

••• If your store is doing something for Fashion’s Night Out, and you didn’t receive my email about it, please send me details on your plans.

••• There’s no New Amsterdam Market this weekend.

••• Have these tree images always been in the southern windows of 200 Hudson? I asked the doorman, but he didn’t seem to know they were there at all. Is something happening behind there?

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