Seen & Heard: Two Ice Cream Options

••• If A. hadn’t pointed out the cell antennae on 277 Broadway (at Chambers), I don’t think I would have noticed them.

277 Broadway cell antenna••• Le District’s ice cream was what I expected: Not the new artisanal style but your basic ice cream. The chocolate had a slight liqueur-ish taste to it, and the mint chip was green and fake mint rather than real mint (not necessarily a bad thing). I tried to get caramel instead of mint chip, but it was deemed too soupy to stay on a cone. Cones are the standard “sugar” type; two scoops was $4.75; cups seemed to get larger scoops, if that’s your goal. Also, Le District appears not to have addressed the where’s-the-line problem.

Le District ice cream••• I got to check out the China Institute‘s new home at 100 Washington on Wednesday. The 40,000-square-foot space will be mainly on the second floor (with classrooms, an art gallery opening next fall, and a library), with an event space on the ground floor. And they’re subletting the corner ground-floor space, hopefully to a restaurant (because those windows are perfect for it). Adults and kids can enroll now for the organization’s Chinese classes.

40 Rector••• On the way back home, I spotted this map on 4 World Trade Center. It shows where the PATH entrances will be when they open, presumably soon (since the signage says “this summer”). And the second photo is the entrance I put the red circle on.

PATH entrances4WTC PATH entrance••• Press release from David A. Meyerson, PhD: “I am happy to announce the opening of City Neuropsychology PLLC, an assessment service in Tribeca.” It’s at 291 Broadway. “Psychologists at City provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, teenagers, and young adults to help identify strengths and weaknesses of their functioning. The goal of testing is to clarify diagnoses and develop specific recommendations to address children’s concerns and help make their (and their parents’) lives easier. Areas we specialize in include learning disabilities, language and motor delays, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental and intellectual disabilities, and social-emotional/behavioral difficulties. We also assess giftedness as well as neurological conditions that may affect learning and behavior.”

••• We now have two quality ice cream sandwiches in Tribeca: the ones at Tribeca Treats and this behemoth at Baked.



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  1. Good to know that China Institute move to Tribeca. Looks like they have a free event next month:

    Fall Family Festival!

    Celebrate with China Institute as we open the doors to our new home in downtown Manhattan. At this festival celebrating Chinese culture, children and families can make arts & crafts, watch a kung fu performance, see a Chinese landscape painter at work, take part in a food-making demonstration, learn how to speak some Chinese, watch movies, taste yummy Chinese delicacies, and more. Free admission. Registration is not required; seating at events and workshops will be available on a first-come basis.

    Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 11:00AM ~ 3:00PM

    – Kung Fu Performance

    – Cooking Class

    – Craft Workshop: Calligraphy Workshop

    – Tai Chi for Kids

    – Children’s Workshop: What Was It Like To Be the Emperor of China?

    – Craft Workshop: Paper Cutting

    – Chinese for Families Class