Seen & Heard: Sacco & Vanzetti Bistro Is Opening Soon

••• Good news: At least one business (Saleya) on the doomed block of W. Broadway got an extension till January. Let’s hope the new owner is willing to accommodate the others.

••• Laughing Man‘s contentious Street Seats café seating—open to everyone, not just patrons—is looking good; the renderings show it’ll have greenery. Thanks to Archie for the pic.

••• The restaurant at the southwest corner of Greenwich and Spring, where Pão was, is called Sacco & Vanzetti Bistro. (You’ll recall that it’s related to Harbor Mist in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island.) It’ll open in the next week or two—naturally, there’s already a Yelp review. A refresher from Wikipedia: “Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891–August 23, 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888–August 23, 1927) were Italian-born anarchists who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of a shoe factory in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and were executed. Both adhered to a version of anarchism that combatted war, violence and oppressive governments.”

Sacco and Vanzetti Bistro••• California-based menswear brand Freenote has a pop-up shop at A+E Studios at 160 W. Broadway (in 60 Hudson) this Thursday through Saturday, with a party on Thursday night (7-11 p.m., 21 and over).

Freenote••• There are signs all over northwest Tribeca for an unspecified shoot, possibly on Thursday (the fliers are unclear). I left a voicemail at the number listed, to try and find out what it’s for, but I don’t expect to hear back; Seralin Associates is a an agency for fashion photographers, stylists, etc. I’ll say it again: The very least that film crews—and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment—could do for residents and businesses, given the hassle and minimal benefits of this stuff, is insist that they be upfront about what we’re being used for. (Related: There are also flyers in various places this week for “Violet,” which is actually a TV show called A.K.A. Jessica Jones, and “Half Shell,” which is actually Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.)



  1. Eric,

    Just to confirm, plants are in the works, probably next week. Also, signage stating this is a public seating area are coming tomorrow.

    There has been a great response so far.

  2. Are anarchists the new libertarians or is this a 21st century version of “Radical Chic” (see Tom Wolfe)?