Seen & Heard: Time to Buy Your Loft Tour Tickets

••• The annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour, organized by (and benefiting) Friends of Duane Park and Friends of Bogardus Garden, is Sunday, Oct. 18. It’s a must. Advance tickets are $60; they go up to $65 the day of, but the event sells out so why wait?

••• I was poking around the Department of Buildings website to see what’s up with 81 Warren—that’s the building that was home to Il Giglio, and a commenter said it was getting developed. Sure enough, the Schedule A says a) the apartments are going from artists’ live/work studios to purely residential; and b) the building is getting a two-story penthouse. Good news: The ground floor will remain a restaurant.

81 Warren••• Yet another name change! Likely related to the Tribeca Grand’s forthcoming rebranding (and/or the Baby Grand karaoke bar on Lafayette), Paul’s Baby Grand is now being called Paul’s Cocktail Lounge.

••• Flyers have peen posted at Church/Franklin for Going in Style, shooting tomorrow (Friday). A remake of the 1979 old-fart caper, it stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, and Ann-Margret and it’s being directed by Zach Braff. I was going to post this for my husband, Adam, who had no idea who Ann-Margret is when her name came up (!) the other night, but then I remembered this:

••• Press release from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation: “LMDC invites you to attend a public forum to provide input and ideas regarding potential projects to be supported with LMDC’s remaining federal funds. Members of the public may share their ideas and comments with LMDC at this public forum either orally or in writing. When: September 17 from 4:30 p.m. through 7 p.m. Where: Fiterman Hall/BMCC, 245 Greenwich St (Barclay Street – Side Entrance), 13th Floor. LMDC seeks public input as it proceeds with the reallocation of funds obtained through a settlement reached with Bovis Lendlease making $50 million available for reallocation. For further details please visit LMDC’s website at”

••• 83 Walker is coming along. (It’s the red one below.) I have hope that this one will be interesting—it’s the “cast-iron inversion” that’ll look like a cast-iron building was pressed into the façade.

83 Walker