Seen & Heard: Sushi of Gari to Start Serving Lunch

••• When I ran into street artist and all-around cool guy Robert Janz at a party at Mondo Cane the other night, I mentioned that I hadn’t seen any new street art from him in a while. So he went out and made some: “Great beer, so not so easy to get up this morning,” he emailed. “Never the less, I did raid above Canal. POST NO BISON. Yes, I know that Wooster/Grand is not Tribeca but it was a Tribecan who infiltrated over the border, committing art.”

••• There was a sign in the window of Sushi of Gari Tribeca saying that it would begin serving lunch soon. I seem to have lost the photo—and I’m out of town—but I think the start date was April 8 or 9. The sign also mentioned omakase; not sure if that’s the only option.

••• Another restaurant is onboard with First-Time Tuesdays: “Zutto will be offering $3 draft beers on Tuesday for the month of April.” Get the short rib buns and silken tofu while you’re there. And let me know if when you make your First-Time Tuesdays plans!

maserati QP••• The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte will be at Maserati of Manhattan April 2-5: “The newly-developed direct-injection engine family boasts a 523 hp 3.8-litre V8 and a 404 hp 3.0-litre V6, both of which are twin-turbocharged, designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at their plant in Maranello. All versions come equipped with the latest eight-speed automatic transmission developed with ZF. The V8 is the fastest, most powerful and efficient four-door Maserati has ever built, reaching 60mph in 4.6 seconds and achieving a top speed of 191 mph.”

••• From a reader who works in 10013 and lives in 10014: “Last evening I found a religious book in my mailbox in the West Village. There appeared to be no address label. I wondered WTF?” I don’t think the F is for faith. “Then I got the same book today at work. I asked the mail carrier—she said everyone is getting a book.” We marveled at the expense, which I imagine could’ve fed a lot of people.

the great controversygreat controversy cardThe phrase “non-fiction” has never been so flexible, or so I imagine.



  1. Street art? in the bad old days, that used to be called graffiti and people got arrested if they were discovered doing in. Just sayin’.

  2. Hey, if it has some aesthetic sense it is street art and can be graffiti. If not, it’s debasing the environment. The judgement is as for all art. Real trash is still real trash. Art lifts the spirit. How that for a criterion?