Seen & Heard: New Aamanns Opening Date

••• Aamanns/Copenhagen is opening tomorrow (Thursday) at 5:30 p.m.! Photo by Marta S. McAdams.

••• Asaf Bar-Lev of Town Real Estate is looking of more apartments for displaced families. “I’m doing this as volunteer. Anyone who has a place can contact me via or my personal phone, 646-266-846.”And from onefinestay: “If you know anyone in a pinch, we have a few homes left which we are happy to offer at significant discount for displaced families downtown. (Some of the apartments might be in Brooklyn.) Email”

••• Canal Park Playhouse had to cancel all performances through December. Here’s wishing it a speedy recovery.

••• Something is happening at the old Bon Chon Chicken space on Chambers. I only got a quick glance in, but it seemed potentially not crappy.

••• Imagine Swimming is accepting donations at its 40 Harrison facility. I don’t think I should publish its door code, so call them if you want to drop off stuff.

••• Sunday at 11:30 a.m., Manhattan Youth is hosting a volunteer day at its Downtown Community Center: “Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and able to lift 35 pounds. Bring gloves, a hat, appropriate shoes or boots and old clothes—it is dirty. We’ll provide dust masks. Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you plan to attend. If you plan to attend please be on time for coordination purposes. For further information go to or call 212-766-1104.”

••• Robin Brouillete wanted to publicly thank Edward’s: “During the storm, Edward emptied his entire restaurant, paid for his employees to come in and cook everything then set up a long table on the sidewalk and feed the neighborhood for free. It was pretty amazing…. Edward not only lost the cost of the food but paid his workers to help feed everyone.”

••• Edward wasn’t the only one, of course: Craig Bero of Cosmopolitan Café sent over some photos of his restaurant during the blackout. “That’s my chef, Sixto Rodriguez, who has worked with me for 28 years. He arrived Tuesday a.m. with supplies from Queens. On Saturday a.m., Tom from Stokes Farm and Pam from Prospect had bushels of fruit and produce for us—we started prep for reopening with 100% products from farmer’s market. It was the most amazing week in 30-plus years in this business.”

Thanks again to everyone who kept the sense of community alive.


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