Seen & Heard: New MAC Cosmetics Shop

••• Opening March 28 at Mondo Cane: “Whitewash,” an exhibit of L.A. photographs by Nicholas Alan Cope. Loved the two photos in the invite so much I just preordered the book—that’s its cover above.

••• Thanks to everyone who came to the event at By Joy Gryson last night! Everyone seemed to have a good time, drinking wine from Frankly Wines, eating cheese from Cavaniola’s and macarons from somewhere delicious, and shopping for spring bags from Gryson, Olivia Harris, and IIIBeCa. (Quite a few attendees took advantage of the 15% discount on the spring lines.) It was such a treat to meet so many cool people—longtime Tribecans, folks new to the neighborhood, writers for other local publications, and many more. I even got a juicy piece of news that I’ll share soon….

••• M.M. Devoe of Pen Parentis passed along an email from Century 21 that said it’s partnering with cosmetics company MAC on a new shop within the Century 21 mothership at 22 Cortlandt. Opens in April.

••• Looks like the Hummus & Pita Co. on Chambers is opening soon; signage went up.

••• Downtown Dance Factory announced its new ddfplay, “a preschool alternative program that aims to inspire and nurture through the creative and performing arts, with dance as the primary focus.” Click that link to find out what a typical day might be like.

••• From C.: “Not sure about anyone else, but I’ve noticed on more than one occasion that the ‘sale’ items at our wonderful Whole Foods don’t always register as such at check out. I asked about that this morning, when I noticed my colorful peppers were rung up at the pre-sale price. The response: ‘Well, we have so many sale items and only one person updating the system, so I guess it didn’t get updated yet.’ What’s up with that?”

••• Remember yesterday’s item about the Verizon building starting its new life as Intergate.Manhattan? I’ve long wondered whether the new owner will ditch the Verizon sign (even though we don’t see it from this side). The word is that it’ll stay for the foreseeable future; Verizon pays rent for it.

••• Two of the Tribeca Film Festival’s talks are at BMCC*: Jay Roach with Ben Stiller: Director Jay Roach in conversation with actor Ben Stiller ( Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m.); Clint Eastwood in conversation with director Darren Aronofsky following the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. Saturday, April 27, 2:30 p.m. *I assume they mean the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

••• I still think the side of the All Good Things building would’ve been better served by an old-fashioned painted ad. Is this really going to stop anyone from smoking? UPDATE: See Alan’s comment.

antitobacco ad



  1. They’re shooting a “Smoking Kills” commercial. Ad will be down in a day or so.

  2. Yes, these events are currently scheduled for BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, but please keep an eye open for future updates.

  3. I agree about WF. 50% of the time the sale price does not register, despite signs in the store…I think they know it takes too long to get a price check so you just end up buying it anyway.