Seen & Heard: Cast-Iron Inversion

83 Walker sign••• I had given up on 83 Walker—the very cool “inversion of a cast-iron building” by Morris Adjmi—but one of those Department of Buildings signs has gone up, which must be a good sign. (In the photo at right, that’s the back of 84 White visible on the other side.) Here’s how the Observer described it: “Adjmi creates his unusual inversion by casting a glass-reinforced concrete that is the opposite of the typical Tribeca facade. Instead of columns curving out from the building, they are indented into it. The windows, typically recessed, jut out from facade. It is as though the building across the street had been pressed against this one while it was still drying.” Click here to see the rendering, which oddly includes a dumpster, better.

••• On Wednesday, TenOverTen nail salon opens its third location, at 142 W. Houston (second floor).

••• Elégante Nails (on Chambers, in the Cosmopolitan Hotel) has closed; the note on the door says it’s moving to Abey Nail & Spa at 32 Warren. Not sure if it’s a hostile takeover or a merger.

••• Remember the post about the possible new nightclub where Canal Room is? I heard from the attorney for the owner, who said that the owner—while the same person who was sniffing around the Greenhouse space—intends to open more of a lounge with an emphasis on mixology. And while they will be seeking a cabaret license (because if people do dance and you don’t have one, you can get in hot water), there are plans to turn the current dance floor into seating, and there will be no dedicated dance floor. We’ll learn more tomorrow night….

••• You may not realize that you don’t have to be a member of Asphalt Green Battery Park City to participate in many of its programs, including classes in the arts, swimming, sports, circus arts, and cooking. Same with adult sports leagues—flag football (co-ed), softball (co-ed), and basketball (men). Signups have begun for the winter session, which kicks off Jan. 2 and 3.

••• The store at 404-406 Broadway is closing.

404-406 Broadway

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