Seen & Heard: Nine Stories on Church

149 Church••• I hear the new building going up at 149-151 Church (between Chambers and Warren, and only once the current building is demolished) will be nine stories.

Juice Press••• Looks like Juice Press got the memo about that green paint—it’s now gray.

••• As I’ve probably mentioned ad nauseum by now, I live to swim, and if you’re like me, the closing of Asphalt Green’s pool (for a deep cleaning) is a depressing but necessary affair. So I was interested to learn about Fit Daypass, where you can buy a day pass to the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers for $35 (and other establishments for much less)—and get 20% off if you use the code FITFAM. The pool there is definitely worth it, and I was worried the sales folks would insist on giving a tour, but there was nothing of the sort.

••• From the 9/11 Museum: “On the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, Wednesday, September 10, it is our distinct honor to invite 9/11 families, 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders, 9/11 survivors, and lower Manhattan residents and business owners to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum from 5 p.m. to close. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may reserve your free ticket(s) to visit the Museum at or by calling (212) 266-5211. Due to limited availability, we strongly encourage advance reservations.”

••• A reader wants to know where to find the best steak (“You know, real crispy crust”), and I am ill-equipped to help. Any suggestions? Two recommendations for Wolfgang’s have come in via Twitter.

••• Roundup posts like this one make the categories on this site (as in the list in the left column) a bit useless. But until I do a wholesale revamp of the site—if I ever do one—we’re stuck with them. So I finally added one that I first considered adding a long time ago: Crime.

••• I stopped by Front Art Space on Chambers today to check out the camera obscura. (You may have noticed the plywood structure in front of it.) Artist/architect Troels Steenholdt Heiredal is on hand to talk about it this week, so brave the hot weather and stop in. (For those who don’t know what a camera obscura is: It’s basically a room turned into a camera.)

Front Art Space camera obscura



  1. I think Wolfgang’s has the best steak in Tribeca. Unfortunately the service is very inconsistent and sometimes barely there.

    American Cut is probably the second best. The service here is great and the menu more diverse than standard steakhouse fare.

  2. We had stopped going to The Palm a while back because the quality of the food was so inconsistent but early this year we tried them again have had some really great steak there. Better than American Cut I think.