Seen & Heard: Bodega Closed

••• Looks like Staple Street is now closed (to enable the conversion of 7 Harrison), as you read about here. What I really want to know: Why did they build a structure inside the ground floor of 7 Harrison?

••• From Barnes & Noble Tribeca: “If you would like to gift wrap for the holidays for your favorite charity call us. We have shifts available. 212-587-3185.”

••• From Community Board 1: The Museum of Jewish Heritage is welcoming local residents and business owners: It has heat, wi-fi and a café (10 a.m. to close; use the main entrance).

••• Just learned that Dirty Bird To-Go is hosting live music. Tonight: Tim Easton and Megan Palmer).

••• Shelby Lynne is playing City Winery on Jan. 14 and 15.

••• Cosmo Daily News, the little bodega on W. Broadway just above Chambers, has closed. I’m going to blame 7-Eleven, even if the company had nothing to do with it.

••• The Flea is getting frisky with “Restoration Comedy” by Amy Freed, from Thanksgiving weekend to New Year’s Eve: “When virtuous Amanda Loveless learns that her rakish dead husband is very much alive, it’s time to stop mourning and start plotting. With the help of the gallant Worthy, she disguises herself as a lascivious new mistress to tempt her husband back into her bed. As she triumphantly claims her man, she begins to question whether her marriage is the only true source of happiness.” LOL. “Wicked wit, irresistible intrigue and fabulous fashion combine through a dizzying kaleidoscope of Restoration characters, all chasing the joys of love.” There’s more to the night that makes a party of it.

••• “Airbnb is now providing a platform to connect those who are eager to offer free housing to those who have been displaced by the storm [:]” Related: “In response to the large number of New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy, StreetEasy is now offering a short term rentals search.”

••• “Douglas Elliman’s Tribeca gallery at 90 Hudson and 4 Leonard Street are drop off points for essential contributions for anyone willing to give. […] Here is a short list of what the essentials are. Priority: Underwear and under garments for children and adults (lack of laundry facilities). Food: Canned goods; non-perishable food items; Individual snacks (chips, cookies, granola bars); canned milk; bottled water. Shopping List: Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels); baby care products (diapers, formula, wipes); trash bags; aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags; cleaning products (bleach, sponges, dishwashing liquid); bath and bedroom items (towels, sheets and pillow cases); personal care products (deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner; feminine hygiene products); flashlights and batteries; backpacks. Clothing: All types of clothing for all ages and genders, particularly clothing for the approaching colder weather.”

••• “Trinity Wall Street will present a special Concert for New York, performing Bach’s Mass in B minor at Trinity Church on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. to benefit New York victims of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The performers are the Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra conducted by Julian Wachner, with the concert free and open to the public. The event will benefit the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which is gathering donations to provide essential living supplies to New Yorkers in need – including food, water, blankets, baby supplies and other emergency items.”

••• From Downtown Soccer League: “U.S. women’s soccer World Cup and Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts, who will be at the plaza above the BPC ballfields 5-6pm Friday (tomorrow) to talk to kids and sign autographs.”

••• On Nov. 13, Macao Trading Co. is hosting a benefit for Restore Red Hook.

••• An NBC TV show called “Deception” is shooting in the Broadway/Reade area on Friday. I was recently bemoaning to a film producer how we only get TV shoots anymore, and he said that the economics of shooting movies doesn’t make sense anymore. If he explained why, I don’t remember; there was Champagne.


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