Seen & Heard: Silver Alert for Missing Resident

••• A good sign—literally—at Gourmet Garage. Thanks to the reader who sent in the pic.

Gourmet Garage signTakashi Oka••• From Notify NYC: “The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Takashi Oka, a 90-year old Asian male with Alzheimer’s, from Warren Avenue and North End Avenue in Manhattan. Mr. Oka was last seen at Washington Square West and Macdougal Alley in Manhattan on 6/3 at approximately 7:50 PM wearing a tan jacket, blue jeans, and maroon loafer shoes. He is described as 5’8″, 140 lbs, with short white hair and a light complexion. If seen, please call 911.”

••• Great news: Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frame Gallery, formerly of Reade Street, has found a new home in the area.

Gill and Lagodich••• From Friends of Duane Park: “On Wednesday, June 10 from 6:30 to 8. Please join us for an evening of jazz and ice cream, featuring the Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co. and the cool sounds of Wilson Montouri! There will be pre-sale Loft Tour tickets available as well.” The jazz is free but the ice cream is not. And this year’s loft tour is Oct. 18.

••• The ARChive of Contemporary Music’s summer record and CD sale is June 13-28. Also, remember that you can always donate vinyl and CDs to the organization.

••• There’s paper in the windows of the northwest corner of Broadway and Franklin; I hear it might be a pop-up gallery.

••• From the Downtown Alliance:

The Alliance for Downtown New York will be taking over Water Street this summer with a series of block parties that will feature unique experiential games as well as some classic favorites, some of the city’s best food trucks, live DJ and musical performances and a movie series at one of Manhattan’s best outdoor locations. The events will run on June 17, July 8, August 12 and September 9, and will start at 5pm. More information can be found at

DJ and live music will kick off each evening’s events, at Water Street and Gouverneur Lane. The first night will feature The Golden Pony mixing beats and a live performance Panama Wedding. An outdoor movie series, by Rooftop Films, will begin at 8:30 each night on the Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, with screenings centering on a game theme or storyline, including The Karate Kid and Rudy.

Kill Screen, a videogame arts and culture company, will be creating a unique experience for Game On! participants, utilizing the best titles from the world’s biggest game makers. Playmatics, which creates digital and real-world interactive game experiences, is creating a unique interactive game of collaboration, team work and movement. Additional games will include shuffleboard by Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Jeopardy, cornhole, life-size Jenga and Pictionary.


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  1. In addition to the signage, refrigerators were delivered and being installed yesterday at Gourmet Garage. A good sign, indeed!