Seen & Heard: Almond Might Open This Week

Almond window••• From Archie: “Almond is set to open this week [in the former Kutsher’s space]. I walked by and took these pictures the other night. They are busy setting up for the opening. I ran into Eric, one of the owners outside, and he was very nice. He mentioned their website ( might even have the menu now for this new location.” No such luck, but the Facebook page does show that they’re using Scalamandré’s zebra pattern on one of the walls. UPDATE: “They have begun their soft opening—friends and family events,” emailed L. “And expect to open fully in the next 2 weeks.”

••• The gallery/project space/shop/café Hotel Particulier (on Grand) has closed.

••• A few dates to remember, from Community Board 1’s revised agendas: The Tribeca Family Festival is Saturday, April 25, and Taste of Tribeca is Saturday, May 16.

••• Also on CB1’s revised agendas (this one for the Landmarks Committee on Feb. 12): “440 Greenwich Street, application for exterior restoration and storefront infill.” That’s the single-story building at Vestry that I recently worried was coming down. So I guess Ponte Equities doesn’t have big plans for it (yet).

••• Last week’s Where in Tribeca…? has yet to be solved…. The answer will be posted at end of day on Monday.

••• Opening Feb. 26 at Taymour Grahne Gallery: “Records for Uncertain Times, Lamia Joreige’s first solo exhibition in the United States. A visual artist and filmmaker based in Beirut, Lebanon, Lamia Joreige uses archival documents and elements of fiction to reflect on history and its possible narration, and the relation between individual stories and collective memory.”

••• Joan Armatrading is playing solo shows at City Winery on September (!) 29 and 30.



  1. Don’t see the Armatrading tix on their website – is there a specific link?