Seen & Heard: Macaron Shop Opening Soon

••• Pandemonia visited the Balloon Saloon. (From her website: “Pandemonia is the creation of an anonymous London-based fine artist. Existing on the dividing line between reality and myth, Pandemonia was born in 2007, immediately garnering the curious attention of the art and fashion world. Pandemonia is a critical reflection and, as such, an intervention upon ideas of celebrity and femininity. She is a pointed manifestation of how these ideas intersect with mass media, social media, and the marketability of desire. The art of Pandemonia herself is that of a constructed figure placed in the landscape of media, fashion and art events that has instigated the media response by feeding back to the media its own language, imagery and ideals.”

••• Woops! tweeted that it’ll open its macaron shop at 93 Worth in early August.

••• There’s going to be a Community Board 1 Landmarks Committee on Aug. 13. (There are no other meetings in August.) The agenda:

1) 27 N. Moore Street, application for pergola and screen design – Resolution
2) 287 Broadway, application for façade restoration and window and storefront replacement – Resolution [That’s the former Leaning Tower of Tribeca, at the southwest corner of Reade, finally coming back to life after many years of litigation.]

••• From the 1st Precinct Community Council: ” 2015 National Night Out event in Battery Park City will be held on Tuesday, August 4th from 5:30 to 8pm.” And the next Community Council meeting won’t be until September 24.

••• Last year’s weed outside the Tweed Courthouse not only survived, it’s grown into a full-fledged tree. (Say “Tweed weed tree” five times fast.)

Tweed weed tree••• Press release: “Rooftop Films and Arts Brookfield will be co-presenting three free screenings on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place […] preceded by live musical performances”:

July 30: Animation Block Party, the premiere animation festival of the East Coast, kicks off their 12th annual festival with a collection of short films featuring world-renowned and independent short films along with special clips from DreamWorks TV.

July 31: Sneak preview of the environmental exposé Racing Extinction, directed by the Academy Award-winning filmmakers of The Cove.

August 1: Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense. The 1984 hit follows The Talking Heads during their titular [heh heh] three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

Damn, the Talking Heads were tight and funky. Someday I’ll karaoke the daylights out of this:



  1. Yay- Urban Trees!

  2. The condition of all the landscaping (and the hardscape, too) in City Hall Park has deteriorated horribly. It’s hard to believe that it was only 12 years or so ago that they spent more than $20 million to renovate the park.

    • Complete agree re City Hall Park. The gaslights have not been on for over a year, the bluestone is crumbling, vagrant population has exploded, and the park has been filthy. We need a community organization to help restore this park to its former glory since our elected officials obviously do not care.

  3. David is really great. Thank you for the link.