Seen & Heard: New Clothing Boutique

412 greenwich garage••• The parking garage at 412 Greenwich (at Laight) is gone. There wasn’t much to the place, but still, that was fast!

••• Fashion house (haus?) Haus Alkire has opened at 45 White. I’ll file a full report soon. Pictured: A look from the fall/winter 2013 collection.

••• From the Tribeca Film Festival: “TFF also announced the three film titles that will screen free for the community at the Tribeca Drive-In movie series [April 18-20] at Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza) [….] The series will kick off with the classic Hitchcock film, The Birds,”—is that really appropriate for kids?—”followed by Tim Burton’s beloved comedy Beetlejuice and a screening of Lil Bub & Friendz, a new film playing in the Festival about a cat made famous online and his friends. Games and activities for all ages will take place before each screening, including movie trivia, a ghoulish costume contest, face painting, prize giveaways and more.” As for the family festival [April 27], “The annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair will feature an exciting lineup of programs to entertain the entire family, including the new Tribeca Studios Backlot, which will transform a downtown street into an interactive movie set where visitors can explore a wide range of elements that go into creating a film production on location in New York City. Also new this year is the Tribeca Food Feast, which will offer festivalgoers a chance to watch chefs from the neighborhood and beyond create their unique dishes on a show kitchen stage and try their hand at a variety of cooking activities. […] In addition, the Family Festival will feature an exciting sneak preview of the upcoming summer comedy The Smurfs 2, along with a free family screening of the beloved film The Smurfs, with appearances by cast members.”

••• The Greek, the restaurant replacing Turks & Frogs, expects to open at the end of April. You can sign up for updates on its website.

••• My favorite comment from last week came from Jean B. Grillo, in response to the Two Tribeca Artifacts post: “We also used to slaughter live chickens here during that same era (I know because I was shocked when those writing the Historic District legislation finally banned it). Neighborhoods, and Community Boards, evolve.”

••• Organic Modernism, the furniture store on Broadway, just put up a banner reading “End of Season Liquidation Sale,” but since the building is the same as the one housing Jem Fabric Warehouse, I’d venture to say that more than the season is ending.

••• From Poets House: “Poem in Your Pocket Day [on April 18] will begin with a community breakfast at 9 a.m. that is open to all who wish to come and read a poem they treasure. Poets House staff will distribute Poem in Your Pocket Cards throughout the day at designated places in Lower Manhattan, while poetry readings and festivities happen onsite with local schoolchildren in celebration of their student anthologies, which comprise poems from the neighborhood partnership.”

my little sunshine sign••• A sign in the window at My Little Sunshine says it’s opening in three days (and not yesterday). That’s what I get for believing something I saw on Twitter.

••• New Amsterdam Market sent out a letter about the recent Seaport deal:

Dear Friends:

If you were confused and concerned by last week’s New York City Council vote, please be assured that we were too. What is clear is that we do not share the vision outlined by the Council Speaker and our local Council Member.

Last Wednesday’s Council vote helped facilitate the handover of the Old Fulton Fish Market, a priceless public asset, to suburban mall developer Howard Hughes Corporation. The New Market Building and Tin Building are now one step closer towards being lost or engulfed within a mixed-use development whose details have never been revealed to the public.

While we laud the Council’s success in securing a non-binding commitment from the mall developer to feature regional food and small businesses within part of the Tin Building, this is clearly not what any of us had in mind for a world-class market.

Our mission remains to preserve both the New Market Building, Tin Building, and entire Fulton Fish Market Site as the permanent home for New Amsterdam Market. We know you share our vision.

We thank you all for your countless outpourings of support and will be in touch soon with further thoughts.

••• The storefront at 157 Hudson is empty. It’s where artist Holton Rower was. As you can see below, it’s a funky space.

157 hudson


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