Seen & Heard: The Return of Il Mattone

••• R. noticed that the posted sketch of 49 Beach’s storefront indicates the restaurant will be Il Mattone, formerly at Greenwich and Hubert (where Sweetgreen is now). We knew that Il Mattone’s owner was opening a pizzeria at 49 Beach, but it was never clear that the new place would take the old name.

Il Mattone 49 Beach••• A third shoot (besides John Wick 2 and Furball) is happening in Tribeca today: “Tiara,” which is what the Marvel TV show “Luke Cage” is going by, is filming in the Broadway/Franklin area.

••• I hear that Brookfield Place is setting up six pop-up stalls—selling coffee, ice cream. flowers, and more—in the Winter Garden for the holidays. Two thoughts: 1) It sounds like All Good Things; 2) Le District can’t be thrilled.

••• Live the dream: “The Manhattan Borough President’s office is currently accepting applications for Community Board membership.”

••• From Tamid:

Looking to do a mitzvah to help someone in need celebrate Thanksgiving? Please share this email and let us know if there are other initiatives that we can post. Thank you!

Thanksgiving Turkey Drop Downtown
Donate a turkey to someone in need on 11/26 from 9-10 AM at St. Paul’s Chapel (where we gather for shabbat and holidays). Bring a frozen or refrigerated turkey (15-20 lbs) for someone in Lower Manhattan.

This is a Jewish food pantry and soup kitchen in Rego Park and Flatbush serving up to 30,000 pounds of food each week in need of volunteers this Sunday to Thursday. Email:

Can you drive your car to deliver Thanksgiving meals to the elderly and housebound in Brooklyn next week? Complete the volunteer form at

Feeding NYC 2015
Help prepare 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for local families this Tuesday from 6AM to Noon. Sign up for a 2-hour shift at Food assembly will take place at Pier 60.

God’s Love We Deliver
Can you drive your car and deliver meals to families in Brooklyn, Bronx, or Queens? They need over 1000 volunteers. Email: to register.

••• Checking in on four buildings under construction…. In order, 3 World Trade Center, 30 Park Place, 19 Park Place, and 56 Leonard:

3 World Trade Center30 Park Place19 Park Place56 Leonard from north