Seen & Heard: New Seaport Menswear Shop

••• Menswear brand Defend Brooklyn is opening a shop next month at 193 Front in the Seaport District. (That’s on the same block as the TKTS booth.) From its website: “Defend Brooklyn is about a mentality, not a place. Being Brooklyn symbolizes style, authenticity and success without a compromise in integrity.”

Defend Brooklyn DFBK shirt••• An intriguing comment from Jonathan: “I bet a similar Streat Seats layout”—like the one that was at Laughing Man—”outside the Shinola store would work as well.” I’d add Maman to that, and Gotan if the Department of Transportation hadn’t plopped a Citi Bike station right on Franklin, where a plaza could and should be.

••• I heard something might be happening in the retail space at 391 Broadway (Walker/White)—at center in the photo below—and then the other day I spotted some cool-looking young people going inside. Anyone know anything?

391 Broadway••• From Pen Parentis: “On February 9, the Pen Parentis Literary Salon’s theme is Fame and Fortune—and four featured readers will include the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jonathan Galassi; the fashion-insider and bestselling novelist, Tia Williams; and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, co-authors of the internationally best selling book (and movie) The Nanny Diaries as well as nine subsequent novels.” RSVP here.

••• If you happened to read the post on Joey Pepperoni’s before I corrected it, please note that the slice joint reopened for business. Not sure why it papered its windows on Sunday—doesn’t look like any work happened inside.

••• Does anyone know why Yuya Nails & Spa on Chambers dropped the “Nails” from all of its signage? (And not the “&”?) I think the change is recent but nail salons are a bit out of my wheelhouse.

Yuya and Spa