Seen & Heard: New Amsterdam Market

••• The newly cobblestoned stretch of Franklin Street between Greenwich and Hudson has opened.

••• I went to an event for New Amsterdam Market last night—the point was to introduce the market to people who might support it, which of course I already do, but I had never met founder Robert LaValva and I always like seeing a fabulous apartment. Two things: 1) If you’ve never been to New Amsterdam Market, or you haven’t been in a while, go this Sunday (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Last week, I bought a kabocha (love saying that word) squash, a Japanese pumpkin, salad greens, celery roots, a T-shirt that says “LOCAL,” some marmalade, and a sandwich. But there’s tons more! And even if you don’t buy anything, I bet you’ll enjoy the experience. Plus,  you can stop by Pasanella & Son, Made Fresh Daily, Jeremiah’s Ale House, and any other Seaport businesses that have reopened. The Seaport, such a darling microneighborhood, is reeling. 2) Consider giving money to New Amsterdam Market or supporting it in whichever way you can. We need to lean on our political representatives a bit to make them understand that we want this. I happen to like the new architectural design for Pier 17, but it doesn’t have much in the way of soul—which is fine—but what can give that stretch soul is New Amsterdam Market, especially if its in the old Fulton Fish Market buildings.

••• Scorsese 80’s flick Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is shooting on Reade on Thursday.

••• Kutsher’s Tribeca is celebrating its first anniversary on Sunday: “We will be serving a 3-course meal of our signature dishes for $72 per adult and $36 per child under 10 with 15% of the proceeds being donated to UJA-Federation of New York’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Live and unplugged at Kutsher’s that night will be Basya Schechter performing ‘Pharaoh’s Daughter.’ […] Seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.”

••• Has anyone heard any news about Capsouto Frères? Or Pier A? I thought the latter would get discussed at CB1’s Battery Park City Committee meeting, but it was canceled.


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