Seen & Heard: New Amsterdam Market on Hiatus

tweet New Amsterdam Market••• It turns out that New Amsterdam’s summer debut will also be its summer finale.

••• Bell Bates posted a farewell note. The store’s last day is June 14.

••• Blueberry Fusion Café—the café/deli/yogurt shop on Church—is open.

••• Glenn Tilbrook (who you’ll know from Squeeze) is playing City Winery on Sept. 7 and 8, while World Party is coming Sept. 5 and 6.

••• The mystery tenant coming to 339 Broadway—formerly Variety Café—is Mon Cher Market, according to a Public Meeting Notice (for a beer/wine license application) posted nearby. There are no others online, so it must be the first. Dare we hope it’s nicer than your usual deli? Probably not; civic workers seem to rule the market thereabouts.

••• From S.: “A new Mediterranean restaurant called Miramar apparently opened up in Battery Park.” Pretty sure that’s Battery Park City (because S. later said it’s to the south), but that’s all we know. Anyone know anything? Google doesn’t. [Update: See Doug’s comment.]

All Good Bread••• Finally made it to All Good Bread, the (obviously?) bread counter that replaced Orwashers at All Good Things. Nice to see bread from Bien Cuit in the mix. And I bought an outrageously delicious strawberry scone.

••• Always nice to see more sidewalk trees! Way to go, 60 Reade. Get your building some by contacting Trees for Tribeca.



  1. I think Miramar has opened in the space at the very end of South End Avenue next to the South Cove that used to be Kaiju and many other Asian restaurants of various persuasions over the years. I guess they have converted it to a Mediterranean restaurant, but they don’t seem to have changed the decor a whole heck of a lot. Nothing has ever really worked in that space, but my fingers are crossed that this will be a useful addition to the neighborhood.

  2. We checked out the menu when we walked by the other days. The hostess claimed it was an “all new” place–I specifically asked if it was the same management since the previous ones there have not been good. There is so much bad karma in that location I don’t know if we’ll try it.