Seen & Heard: Inspiring Yoga

••• Joe Isidori, co-owner of Black Tap on Broome, said things have been going so well that they’re going to open up the downstairs as more of a sit-down restaurant (with table service, appetizers, and so on). “Black Tap Down!” he said, confirming that the name is a reference to Black Hawk Down.

••• From Lyons Den Power Yoga: “The ever-inspiring Dan Nevins—a retired Staff Sgt., Baptiste yoga instructor, Wounded Warrior, and amputee Iraq War veteran—returns to NYC and The Den this week, and you have three chances to take class with him.”

••• I stopped by City Hall Wine & Spirits on Church to ask if they had any thoughts about the stench outside (and to buy some Oban), and did they ever. They put the blame on the Dona Bella Pizza’s garbage, which they say leaks through the subway grate, creating an inadvertent cesspool. I questioned whether there’s enough liquid in said garbage to make such a pool (it’s visible), and I decided maybe it’s time to stop harassing the city’s DEP—since they’re ignoring me anyway—and move onto the MTA, which presumably takes responsibility for the drainage in its subway system. Stay tuned….

••• We haven’t checked in on 19 Park Place in a while…. Are they ever going to put a curtain wall on that thing?

19 Park Place••• Meanwhile, demolition at 43-51 Park Place is complete. The lot will be home to two buildings: A 39-story condo (renderings here) and a three-story Islamic cultural center (the latter designed by Jean Nouvel).

43-51 Park Place demolition••• I made an adjustment to the latest Tribeca Citizen shirt design.

Taybeca Citizen tshirt