Seen & Heard: Sign of Life at the Leaning Landmark?

••• From Friends of Bogardus Garden: “We are closing our digital fundraising campaign this Friday, January 19, at noon. It only takes two minutes and a few dollars to make an impact.” Full disclosure: Tribeca Citizen made a donation, because I’ve enjoyed the plaza many times and I think the next incarnation will be a tremendous addition to the neighborhood. Please don’t assume someone else will pay for it. Donate now. UPDATE: I just heard from FOBG that someone donated with a hat tip to TC. Thanks! (Not for mentioning TC but for donating!)

••• I was just walking by 287 Broadway—once the leaning tower of Tribeca—and I was surprised and delighted to see some kind of work (it looked like demolition) happening there. As you likely know, the building has been stuck in litigation for years, ever since the big 57 Reade went up next to it. I reached out to owner United American Land to see if I could get an update. (Above: a pic from 2012.)

••• Tribeca Greenmarket update from Jay: “We have two new farmers for the winter months: American Seafood provides fresh, wild-caught fish and shellfish from Suffolk County, NY. Jersey Farm, who our Wednesday shoppers will know well, has now started coming on Saturdays. They bring pesticide-free kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, onions, carrots, beets and turnips. Aside from these two, not a lot has changed at the market. We still have two apple producers, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, duck, turkey, dairy, eggs and plenty of baked goods to choose from. We still collect compost and textiles for recycling from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.”

••• Opening Jan. 27 at the New York Academy of Art: Beautiful Beast, a sculpture show featuring work by Barry X Ball, Monica Cook, Gehard Demetz, Lesley Dill, Richard Dupont, Eric Fischl, Judy Fox, Folkert de Jong, Elizabeth King, Mark Mennin, Evan Penny, Patricia Piccinini, Rona Pondick, Jeanne Silverthorne, Kiki Smith and Robert Taplin. This exhibition reflects the relationship between beauty and abjection through the lens of the grotesque.” Below: “Envy” and “Purity” by Barry X. Ball.

sculpture by Barry X Ball courtesy New York Academy of Art••• Press release: “3-Legged Dog is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of Huang Yi & Kuka, conceived, choreographed, programmed, and performed by Huang Yi with his robot companion Kuka. As a child, Huang Yi longed for a robot companion. As an adult, he created a robot to dance with.” It runs Feb. 11-17; info here. Photo by Summer Yen.