Seen & Heard: Final Spine Attached to the World Trade Center Oculus

••• “Ironworkers attach ‘Old Glory’ to the final Oculus rafter piece before installation earlier today at WTC Transportation Hub,” says WTCProgress. I do love how you can see the building from as far east as Church and as far west as Greenwich.

••• From Woodrow’s: “Colin Quinn will be guest tending bar at Woodrow’s again on Dec. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. All tips will be going to charity.”

••• American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth is really embracing its younger clientele. From a press release: “One section of our dining room provides families and children an artistic outlet [….] We call this area the Arts & Crafts Hut. Here we hold weekly craft events (Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m.) where children and families are able to participate in creating fun and unique artworks for display in our dining area. A great example of one of these events is the painting of our famous ‘prayer flags,’ which can be seen hung throughout the restaurant.”

••• Adoro Lei, the forthcoming pizza restaurant on Hudson (below Spring), hosted a private party last night, so presumably it’s finally getting close to opening.

Adoro Lei••• Apparently there’s a pro–Seaport development group: “Friends of the Seaport, a community group formed in support of the redevelopment in the South Street Seaport neighborhood will hold a Town Hall meeting to discuss its mission and priorities for a new South Street Seaport on Monday, December 1 at the Pine Street School.” It’s 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “RSVP to to attend, space is limited.”

••• The Hideaway‘s new location in the Seaport (where Meade’s was) has soft-opened; the downstairs bar is serving rinks but not food yet, and upstairs will debut soon.

••• A mini rant from C.: “On a short walk to and from the grocery store on 11.22.14 I passed over 10 out of state Chartered Tour buses violating every NYC DOT law (A) No Standing” areas. (B) “No Stopping” areas. (C) Fire hydrants. (D) Bus stops. (E) Double parking. (F) Driveways. (G) Areas where a traffic hazard would be created (H) Pickup  & discharge of passengers in a traffic lane, (I) Bike Lane (J) Idling and (K) failure to pay parking meter. They pay zero NYC taxes. They get free parking. They create traffic hazards. They destroy our streets and bridges.” (There were many more photos than this. I’m always happy to receive emails about community issues but I can pretty much guarantee my posting something will change nothing. You’re better off emailing Community Board 1 at—and copying Tribeca Citizen, of course.)

Chartered bus


1 Comment

  1. I will be there! There are many more pro-Seaport development people than you know.