Seen & Heard: First Look Inside Bar Cyrk

••• Bar Cyrk, which is coming to 88 Thomas Street, has a spiffy website (with lots of nice photos, like the one below, by Thomas Schauer / Studio for photography LLC). I called to see if it had opened, and the guy said they’re shooting for next week.

••• Let’s compare the Smyth’s renovated storefront/entrance to the rendering.

The SmythSmyth reno rendering••• Finally, some SoulClosure?

tweet soulcycle••• The curtain wall of 15 Renwick is going up fast.

15 Renwick••• I finally made it to the new La Colombe café on Vandam, just east of Hudson. It’s much bigger than the one on Church, with tables that aren’t knee-high. You could even work there. I forgot to ask if there’s wi-fi (doubt it), but when I called to ask, no one answered.

La Colombe on Vandam••• You might be able to make an argument for the protected bike lanes like the one on Grand, even if I’ll likely remain unconvinced. But the green paint is just tacky.

Grand Street bike lane••• Possibly because I have this blog, or possibly simply because I’m a delight, North End Grill sent out (comped) its head-on prawns with castelvetrano olives. So good!

prawn at North End Grill••• When did a UFC Gym (as in Ultimate Fighting Championship) open on the northeast corner of Canal and Broadway?