Seen & Heard: Franklin Street Flame Building

••• A. sent in a photo of 187 Franklin: “I was hoping they’d leave the brickwork, it’s pretty amazing. It seems the painting has started. Maybe this is primer.  Maybe it will really be red…?!” It has to be red, because that’s what the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved. When I first noticed the white part a few weeks ago, I guessed it was molding or some some sort of framework for the brick, but I suppose they could be painting the brick with primer and then red paint…. (This is the rendering, if you’re late to this very interesting building.)

187 Franklin by A••• The Django will be adding a cover charge per table (not applicable to Roxy hotel guests) starting Sept. 7. Not sure what the amount is.

••• The Worth Street reconstruction project will entail closing Worth between W. Broadway and Hudson to all traffic starting Sept. 12. There was no indication of how long the closure will last.

••• The Book Nook is opening somewhere in Tribeca. The link mentioned below doesn’t have much in the way of details; the Book Nook website says it’s a “bridge between preschool and grade school,” and that it’s on the Upper West Side.

Book Nook••• Press release: “Charles Moretz plans to reprint the photos that were on permanent display in the Windows on the World restaurant. His six photographic murals were among the artwork lost at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. […] Now, using his original chromes, Mr. Moretz, a visual artist and designer, is making plans to use modern technology to bring back the Windows on the World photos as a large scale exhibit called Genius Loci. […] A downtown resident since the early ‘70s, Mr. Moretz won the commission on the strength of his portfolio of a decade’s worth of artistic photos displaying the scale and beauty of The Twin Towers. He was known for his frequent and passionate use of the WTC area as muse and artistic inspiration.”


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  1. Hope the rent Book Nook is paying is not standard Tribeca-insane. We and our little ones will certainly give them as much business as possible.