Seen & Heard: Last Call for the Bubble Lounge

••• ARChive of Contemporary Music created a nice tribute to Leonard Nimoy in its window. (Photo by George Liu.)

Leonard Nimoy tribute by orbitway••• A reader is looking for a sublet “from mid April or early May until August. Ideally two bedrooms, but one or three will also do.” Email me at and I’ll pass it along.

••• As you first read here, the Bubble Lounge is indeed closing—and now we know, because James spotted it on Facebook, that the bar will be closing at the end of the month.

••• Pen Parentis‘s April salon will feature authors Kelly Link, Marly Youmans, and Lev Grossman. I genuinely enjoyed Grossman’s Magicians trilogy, and (but?) I never read fantasy. “The event takes place on Tuesday, April 14 at the Hotel Andaz at 75 Wall Street. The night kicks off at 7 p.m., and admission is free. RSVP is highly recommended through the Pen Parentis website, but not required—the Pen Parentis Literary Salon is open to adults over the age of 21.”

••• “Look at what they’ve done to the Dunkin Donuts on Chambers!” emailed Anna, along with the pic below. “Can you imagine if they do this citywide?” I said I couldn’t tell if it was an improvement or not—I mean, the old store was no delight. “Depends whether you like a fluorescent fast food vibe or Ye Olde Donut Shoppe,” was the reply. (Definitely neither. Oh! By the way, I just learned that Laughing Man carries doughnuts, and I hear they’re good.)

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  1. Considering that Chambers St still looks like a bombed out road in Afghanistan, I’ll take the new façade of Dunkin Donuts. At least they’re trying.

  2. Whole Foods now carries “Dough” doughnuts from Brooklyn. They’re great.