Seen & Heard: Where Would You Propose Marriage?

••• PRESERV tweeted this photo from the courtyard of 443 Greenwich—the big building undergoing a conversion—a place I’d very much like to see for myself. If you know a way to get me in, then get me in.

••• What’s a good place in Tribeca to propose marriage? Jeff emailed the question recently, but I wasn’t allowed to pass it along, since his girlfriend—and now fiancée!—reads the site. Anyway, we were curious what you would say…. I’ll wait a bit to mention what he ended up deciding on.

••• I hear Japanese bakery Café Zaiya is opening an outpost somewhere in Lower Manhattan….

••• A reader commented that Bread Tribeca posted at the end of March that it’ll be opening late summer a block from its old location. Seems to me that means either the old White & Church space (despite a liquor license for another business) or the southeast corner of Broadway and Walker (in a building currently being converted to condos). Or 35 Thai, I suppose.

••• Twitter folks: The first five people to send a direct message to @paulieolsewski will win a copy of VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave. Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn will be at Barnes & Noble on May 8.

••• From State Senator Daniel Squadron: “I’m excited to invite you to my Fifth Annual Community Convention—Sunday, April 28 from 2PM to 5PM! Please join me and make your voice heard on the community and legislative priorities that will shape the future of our district, our city, and our state. For more information and to RSVP, click here.” It’s at BMCC.

••• April 24 at 92YTribeca: Slums of Beverly Hills, with director Tamara Jenkins and star Natasha Lyonne.

••• Adam and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday evening, and it seemed to us that the NYPD has a legitimate reason to evict the vendors selling keychains and other schlock—with the construction, the bike/pedestrian walkway is insanely tight, and it’s a question of time till someone gets hurt.

••• Street artist Robert Janz alerted me to new work (available for purchase) on his website. Someone around here should really offer him a gallery show. If I had to choose a favorite….

by Robert Janz


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