Seen & Heard: Pick Your Own Vegetables in Battery Park

60 62 64 watts••• These are the three buildings about to be demolished on Watts Street. Bummer.

Spirit Project••• The Spirit Project, benefiting the Spruce Street School, is June 22. The Hungry March Band‘s cover of Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It” is great.

••• From the Battery Conservancy’s Battery Urban Farm: “Join us every Thursday from July 3 to October 31 to pick your own veggies! Our Pick Your Own Harvest program offers NYC residents the opportunity to harvest a week’s worth of vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Participants will learn about summer crops—how they grow and how they are harvested—while exploring Lower Manhattan’s only urban farm. Quantities and guidelines for picking will be waiting for you when you arrive at the farm. Each harvest plan is written to accommodate two veggie lovers each week. One week in August might include: 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 1/2 lb of lettuce, 4 zucchini, 2 eggplants, 1 bunch of beets, 1 bunch of scallions, 1 bunch of basil. […] Registration for July opens June 19.” I’m not quite sure how you register, but you can follow the Conservancy various ways listed here.

Bakerie Soho••• Something called Bakerie is opening on Broome, next to the ugly yellow Subway. I peeked inside and it looks rather nice. (My photo, with a big pile of trash, doesn’t do it justice.) UPDATE: See James’s comment below; it may be a Greek bakery (although the sign says “Bakerie” and not “Artopolis,” so it could be a non-Greek bakery from Greek owners).

••• “This is huge news for our families: a high-caliber, pediatric emergency service that serves a vast number of our patients living in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City, has opened in lower Manhattan. This is the only pediatric emergency room below 14th Street.” That’s from a Tribeca Pediatrics blog post; it’s at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, whose website says “Children are cared for in a separate, child-friendly area by trained pediatric emergency physicians and/or pediatric hospitalists, and skilled emergency nurses.”

••• Broadway Fabric & Textile at 60 Walker has been seized by the city marshall.

••• Oscar Niemeyer’s Marquesa bench, now at Espasso.





    $190/SQUARE FOOT

    $399,000 approximate annual rent

    512 Broome Street (between Thompson Street and West Broadway)


    A Greek bakery, with another location in Astoria, Queens, has signed a 10-year lease for this entire 2,100-square-foot one-story SoHo building, which was bought earlier this year for $2.8 million.

    Tenant: Artopolis”

  2. Also for when you can’t get an appointment for a non-emergency outside of office hours there is Medhattan Immediate Medical Care at 106 Liberty @ Trinity Place. Unlike the one on Chambers, this place takes all types of insurance. Medhattan also does x-rays on-site. Very nice people too.