Seen & Heard: Holiday Pop-Up

••• Is it just me, or are more and more cars parking like this? Is it to minimize the risk of getting sideswiped?

car parked on White St sidewalk••• From the Downtown Alliance: “Join us over at LMHQ for a special night with Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger as he discusses his new book, Building Art, an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry. A reading will be followed by a conversation between Paul Goldberger and Marc Kushner, co-founder of Architizer.” It’s Nov. 30 and you can RSVP here.

••• M.M. De Voe tweeted that the recent revamp of Lot 77 didn’t take; it appears to be closed permanently.

••• From We Are Pop-Up: “In collaboration with Impact Hub, we’ve created the Impact Bazaar Creative Retail Pop Up. The handmade store features mission-based brands from across Impact Hub’s national network and beyond. These social entrepreneurs create products with a purpose that support the development of economic communities across the world. At the Creative Retail Pop Up, 100% of sales go to the brands. To check out who we’re featuring, come by Impact Hub—394 Broadway—for do-good holiday shopping, or shop online.” Below: Beru Kids, “a children’s social-impact clothing brand made in LA for your wild, independent child.”

••• New York Law School is doing a toy drive with the Manhattan Family Justice Center: “The Family Justice Center provides criminal justice, civil legal, and social services all in one location for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, and sex trafficking. NYLS is collecting toys from November 16 through December 4 in the lobby of 185 W. Broadway. Toys should be new and must be unwrapped.”

••• Opening Nov. 24 at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center (81 Barclay): City Lives, which “explores the impact of living in an urban environment such as New York City, on artists and their work. It showcases traditional painting and sculpture, as well as conceptually based works, photography, printmaking, film, video and ceramics.” Below: Kathryn Lynch’s “Screaming Townhouses.”

Kathryn Lynch Screaming Townhouses 2011



  1. It’s a really bad idea to park on a sidewalk like that; the large stone slab / diamond plate combo is a sure sign of a hollow sidewalk with vaults below.

  2. They’re parking that way because they’re special and not subject to the same rules as the rest of us. Where are the traffic cops? This isn’t an ancient European town.