Seen & Heard: New Café in the Works

WFC light installation••• At the World Financial Center: “Created by internationally acclaimed lighting artist and veteran theater designer Anne Militello, Light Cycles will feature strands of mirrored discs embedded with LED lights suspended from the ten-story pavilion’s glass-vaulted ceiling. From January 22 through March 30, the discs will float above the venue’s iconic palm trees enchanting visitors to the Winter Garden and the adjacent outdoor Plaza.”

••• Just heard from the source of the Clinton rumor. It’s said to be a smaller building (5-6 stories) and they’re looking at the top two floors. That White Street penthouse fits the bill….

••• There’s a free Ueshiro Downtown Karate Dojo open house next Thursday (Jan. 17). You can watch an abbreviated class and see demos of ancient weapons (nunchakus!) and board-breaking. It’s 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Tribeca Health & Fitness (107 Chambers). For ages 16 and up.

••• I hear that the RBC NYC space will be a café, although unaffiliated with the other businesses in 77 Worth.

••• Suzanne F says that Saleya has received its liquor license. Waiting to hear from the restaurant whether that means it’ll be staying open for dinner anytime soon. She also noted that Saffron Fresh Indian, new on Chambers, appears open. I may not get there for a while, so if anyone goes, do tell.

••• Speaking of telling: Tyndale had tweeted me asking if I had heard any reports about Sushi of Gari, since she was headed there; I said I hadn’t, and I was curious. (You may recall that my first impression was that it might have opened too soon.) She commented in the Restaurant Guide about her dinner.

••• Press release: “Opening the third week of January,”—which is next week, I guess—”Magic Mix Juicery is a contemporary, raw grab-and-go concept from certified Health Coach Jil Larsen. Located in the Financial District (102 Fulton Street at William Street), Larsen collaborated with Chef Lawrence Todd, formerly of Earth Matters, to create a menu of plant-based snacks, dishes, juices and desserts that will be offered Monday through from 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Signature items include The High Energy Detox Salad, organic mixed greens tossed with seaweed, avocado, carrots, beets, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds and sprouts; Caliente Cauliflower Medley, cauliflower ‘rice’ topped with marinated shiitake mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, broccoli, carrots and house made chili sauce; as well as an extensive list of made-to-order cold-pressed juices and superfood smoothies such as Green Eyed Candy, kale, spinach, ginger, pineapple, apple, lemon; and Detox Quickie, pineapple, mint, lime and wheatgrass. Patrons will enjoy a fresh, contemporary designed space that seats 10 along the bar counter.”


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  1. as far as the Clinton rumor..I see them perhaps buying the apartment owned by Richard Parson and his that premiere bldg on Duane St. (I believe he/they owned the top two floors before divorcing)… seems much more their speed over the White St. Penthouse…which is noisy, just off Canal…ect.
    I’m basing this on nothing since the Duane St apt. isn’t on the market…just a feeling/guess.