Seen & Heard: The Guys Who Rowed Across the Atlantic

••• Excellent news about Ocean Valour! “Just wanted to alert you that the guys who started rowing across the ocean from the North Cove in May are about to arrive in the U.K.,” emailed K. “I’ve been following their very long journey.”

••• The Schimmel Center at Pace University announced its 2015/2016 season, including Ana Gasteyer performing cabaret. If you’re skeptical, watch the video.

••• I was walking down Greenwich Street from the Meatpacking District when I saw this rendering from across the street. That’s so ugly it could only be a school, I thought. Indeed, it’s the new I.S. 323 (at Barrow).

IS323 Greenwich and Barrow••• Also on Greenwich, near Leroy: Shoot flyers for “Broad City” for today.

••• Also shooting today, as per flyers on Harrison: Park Pictures, a production company. Thanks to JulieW for the heads-up.

••• Press release: “The Howard Hughes Corporation unveiled today the Seaport Culture District, an innovative new program that brings together a dynamic gathering of cultural partners to the Seaport District. Beginning mid-August and running through the end of December, the Culture District includes a collection of New York’s most influential and distinguished cultural organizations showcasing an array of indoor and outdoor spaces stretching across the historic neighborhood.” Participants: AIA NY Center for Architecture and Archtober, AIGA/NY, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, HarperCollins Publishers, Eyebeam, Arup and Art Start. “In addition to the extensive installations and exhibitions, the Seaport Culture District organizations will offer more than one hundred lunchtime and after-work events, including educational talks, presentations, panel discussions, forums, screenings, walking tours, sketching workshops and photography classes among other public events. Extensive after-school educational programs will also be available for grades K-12 along with additional family offerings on weekends.”



  1. Walked by gourmet garage this morning, there are a bunch of shelves and refrigeration units but they are all empty. Also saw a stack of chairs and tables, I think it’s for their eat in area in the back. Looks like there will be an eat in area… not positively certain though…

    • From the post in Feb 2014 when the store was announced:

      The store will be around 13,000 square feet total (making it twice as large as the one on Broome), with half of that on the ground floor and 1,000 square feet in a mezzanine with seating. “We’re going to expand in-house dining a bit,” he said. “It won’t be a restaurant, but I want to have fresh-baked pastries in the morning, an East Coast oyster bar, tastings with breweries, a cooking school….” This will likely entail new partnerships, but nothing has been signed yet. “In the basement, we’ll build a kitchen from the ground up. We’ll do all scratch cooking just for that store.”