Seen & Heard: Pier 40 Forum

••• If the artwork above is any indication, I’m going to enjoy the upcoming Il Lee show at Art Projects International (opening March 14).

••• Max has introduced pizza to its menu. Owner Luigi Iasilli explained to me that he had always wanted to offer pizza—since opening the original Max 13 years ago—but he needed to be able to focus on developing the right recipe. He’s using King Arthur flour, and allowing the dough to rise twice—the resulting crust is sturdier and airier than in a Neapolitan pizza, but the edges have that wonderful chewiness and char that someone like me demands. There are 10 varieties, or you can choose your toppings. And Max is delivering them, too.

••• From Community Board 1: “We would like to make sure you are aware that Community Board 2 will be hosting a community forum about Pier 40 this Thursday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Saatchi & Saatchi Building at 375 Hudson (between W. Houston and King). The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Click here to download a flyer with more information.”

••• Philippe Petit—who legendarily walked on a tightrope across the Twin Towers—is lecturing about knots at 92YTribeca in April. (If you never saw the Man on Wire documentary, by all means rent it!)

••• I think I get an email from Thom Browne around once a year, and this year’s came yesterday. The backpack has arrived.


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