Seen & Heard: Who Took the Moomah Space

••• @MezcalPhD tweeted me a photo of 1 World Trade Center putting on another crazy light show. If you have similar pix, send ’em to me at We’ll make a portfolio.

161 Hudson••• The former Moomah space at 161 Hudson that I was just wondering aloud about will be the home of Washington Market Pediatrics, founded by Dr. Tiffany Otto Knipe. It’ll open around the end of the year.

••• The “Kutsher’s Tribeca” sign is back up, which I take as a good omen. UPDATE: Well, now it’s gone again—and so is the “back in a few weeks/maybe a Midtown pop-up” note. I give up.

••• On September 11, Tribeca’s own Baron Von Fancy is “presenting” a screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? at Tribeca Cinemas.

••• Pen Parentis has another strong lineup for October: “Nick Flynn, author of, most recently, The Replacements, and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City; Elizabeth Kadetsky, author of the memoir First There Is a Mountain; Darin Strauss, author of Chang & Eng and the National Book Critics Circle Award winning memoir Half a Life; and Rachel Zucker, author of MOTHERs and The Pedestrians. Each author will read from new work and then participate in an informal, salon-style roundtable. The reading takes place on Tuesday, October 14, at the elegant Hotel Andaz at 75 Wall.”

••• From Jay at Tribeca Greenmarket: “On Saturdays you can now find seedless grapes, Bartlett pears, and ground cherries.” The City Hall Greenmarket has pears, too. It’s fall somewhere….

••• Looks like 346 Broadway—also known as 108 Leonard, it’s the former city building going condo—is getting some new structures on its roof. You can see them from Broadway. Also, how dumb do you have to be to be on your phone while riding a bike down Broadway on a weekday?

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  1. I’ve seen people in the city texting while riding their bikes.

  2. Riding handless, but on their phones…