Seen & Heard: Testing “Tribute in Light”

••• The Municipal Art Society‘s annual “Tribute in Light” was being tested last night. I say it every September: What a moving, poetic, satisfying memorial. I think of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to be for those who don’t live around here, who need a year-round pilgrimage site—and the “Tribute in Light” is for those of us who do live in the area. (Thank to Tom for sending in this photo—in mine, the light was barely discernible.) Related: A couple of years ago, Krystl Hall took wonderful backstage photos of the set-up and launch of the lights.

••• Also related: This came in from Community Board 1…. “Beginning at 6 p.m. on September 11, the 9/11 Memorial plaza will be open to the public for a special viewing of Tribute in Light from a meaningful vantage point. It will illuminate the New York City sky just south of the Memorial site. The Memorial will remain open until midnight [….] Visitors may access the Memorial at the intersection of Liberty and West streets, at the intersection of West and Fulton streets and at the intersection of Liberty and Greenwich streets. Click here for visitor rules and regulations.”

••• Filming today around northeast Tribeca: “Forever,” a new TV series about “A 200-year-old man [who] works in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality” (per IMDB).

••• The Juice Press on Murray sure looks close to opening; they had said it’ll be this week, but I have yet to hear about an exact date.

Juice Press

••• The public meeting notice for the liquor license application for 20 Warren says the license is for a “bar/tavern (meaning any food is incidental), and it requests closing hours of 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday (which are later than what CB1 usually allows on a side street). The corporate name—but not necessarily what the bar will be doing business as—is Tara of Tribeca, Inc. There’s nothing online.

20 Warren Tara of Tribeca••• I don’t know what came over me, but the other night I ordered in the Classic Double Cheeseburger Box from The Butterfly, and it hit the spot. If you’re nostalgic for a McDonald’s cheeseburger—with ketchup, mustard, pickles, American cheese, and nothing else—but with better beef, go for it. (I think next time, if it happens again, I’ll request just one patty.) Also: The box comes with fries, which were rather tasty.

••• Wendy commented that the nail salon at 32 Warren (Abey Nails & Spa, just east of Church) is indeed moving to 90 Chambers.

••• Telepan Local appears to have moved away from its small plates menu and toward more traditional categories….

••• Press release: “BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center […] proudly presents the New York premiere of The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir, performing on Friday, October 17, at 8 p.m. After being in existence for 40 years in their native Senegal and having become one of the most important cultural ensembles of the country, the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is coming to North America for the very first time in their history. Comprised of 15 singers and four traditional Senegalese drummers, they have performed all across France.” More info here.

••• CB1 emailed about a “Citizen Preparedness Training Program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, at P.S. 276, Battery Park City School, 55 Battery Place. All participants must register in advance at Training participants (one per family) will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit.

Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit


1 Comment

  1. Does anyone how long the Tribute in Light will be running this year? Some friends of mine were hoping to visit and see it this weekend.