Seen & Heard: Pier 17 Update

••• Peeking into the window of 74 Leonard—don’t judge, I did it for you—I saw these architectural drawings. At first I was worried we were getting another tower, but it appears to be 45 Park Place.

architectural plans inside 74 Leonard••• Sarajo boutique is opening on Howard; the sign says it’s “back in New York,” and apparently it was in Soho before. From its website: presents a superior collection of antique textiles and costumes from around the world, antique Anglo-Indian and Islamic furniture, tribal art and jewelry as well as hundreds of unique ethnographical items. Since 2007, we have been located in Portland, Maine’s Art District. Prior to our relocation, the gallery was located in New York City’s fashionable SoHo neighborhood, where it was established in late 1988. It was founded by Yosi Barzilai, who travels extensively throughout the U.S and abroad in search of exquisite, one-of-a-kind items.

••• Shooting Wednesday in the Warren Street area: An Interview with God. From IMDB: “Paul Asher, an up-and-coming journalist, returns home from covering the war in Afghanistan and finds his life is falling apart. His marriage is failing and he’s in the grips of a personal crisis he doesn’t yet understand. Even more pressing, a solider that Paul befriended in Afghanistan is struggling at home and Paul is desperately trying to help him. But, Paul’s work life takes a strange twist when he’s offered an interview that he finds impossible to resist—an interview with someone who claims to be God.” Here’s hoping it’s George Burns.

••• Checking in on Pier 17 at the Seaport. Rendering here. UPDATE: Forgot to mention the folks flying a drone in the foreground.

••• A J. Crew men’s sample sale started today; it’s on Wooster below Broome.

••• Robert Janz is painting with water again.

••• I can’t escape the feeling that the windows being added to 375 Pearl are going to look cheap.


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  1. I know Sarajo well, having shopped there (when I could afford it) in their earliest SoHo incarnations, and online thereafter. Yosi stocks beautiful things – it was a great place to browse. It was one of the shops that made downtown interesting.