Seen & Heard: Añejo Starts Serving Lunch Today

••• J’Spa, the new day spa at 7 Lispenard, has opened. The owner, Jay, invited me to come by. It looks nice! Not as chic as TenOverTen, but not overly basic, either. Jay said he had worked at salons in Soho and Tribeca before opening his own place, so you might recognize him. Also, there are four treatment rooms for massage and other body treatments.

JSpa••• Añejo is serving weekday lunch as of today (and it has nice outdoor seating now). The menu:

Anejo lunch menu••• “Holy crap!” emailed my Quiznos correspondent. “There are people in there! Quiznos will not die!”

••• Press release: “The Drama League has announced their Fall 2014 Programming Schedule of events and educational offerings at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas). Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony Award-winning artists Billy Porter, Rosemary Harris, John Rando, set designer Beowulf Boritt, Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon, plus Broadway veteran and ‘American Idol’ finalist Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde, Rock of Ages), in addition to Drama League DirectorFest 2014, the annual short play festival highlighting directorial works from the of the country’s most exciting emerging directors.” More info at

••• A reader sent in a bit of history: a Tribeca Task Force pamphlet from 1993. Plus ça change…. And yet one can only imagine what the folks involved—whether they still live here or not—think of the development in Tribeca in the last 10 years.

Tribeca Task Force pamphlet 1993 page1 Tribeca Task Force pamphlet 1993 page2 Tribeca Task Force pamphlet 1993 page3 Tribeca Task Force pamphlet 1993 page4


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  1. Thanks to the Tribeca Historic District we’ve not had TOO many ugly giants like the Duane Street slab.