Seen & Heard: Dahlia’s Has Reopened

••• Dahlia’s reopened today. It had closed for repairs due to a kitchen fire.

••• Spectacular aerial shot of Liberty Park tweeted by WTC Progress.

••• I posted a shot of the Raccoon Lodge sign reflected on the sidewalk on Instagram this morning, leading garyur to comment: “I was there last night. It’s closing Jan. 31 for new construction. 5900/mo for one bedroom.” The New Yorker had said it was closing in December. Anyway, it seems newsworthy that the new building will have one-bedrooms….

Raccoon Lodge sign••• Opening Tuesday at R & Company: “Brazil Modern is an immersive exhibition that explores the rich and diverse designs that came out of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo between the late 1940s and early 1970s. Designers highlighted include Lina Bo Bardi, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Roberto Burle Marx, Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalsupin and Jose Zanine. Never before seen original drawings and rare publications from the era will be on view.”

Brazil Modern courtesy R and Company••• Tribeca native Cameron Marshad sent word about a Kickstarter drive for a movie he’s producing: The Gateway Bug, “a pioneering documentary feature film on entomophagy, sustainable food production and the booming edible insect industry in America.”

••• On Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., there’s a Friends of the Lower West Side benefit walking tour.

View the former St. George Melkite Church, the Downtown Community House, some Federal-style townhouses, and the few remaining tenements. Hear stories of the diverse people who lived here together in one of New York’s great neighborhood melting pots. Learn about the problems facing current residents as they fight to preserve the last significant remaining buildings. Join us for a reception after the tour at the home of a current resident and activist. Leaders: Joe Svehlak, urban historian, whose family lived here in the early 1900s, and Esther Regelson, community activist and current resident. Meet: Inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (South Ferry) at the bottom of the escalators, left side. Donation: $15 to help with our preservation efforts. RSVP to: Joe 718-855-7374; or Esther 212-349-4396 or


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  1. Love the photo of the reflected Racoon Lodge sign. Reminds me of some of Huck Finn Mom’s amazing paintings.