Seen & Heard: Mulberry & Vine Is Opening a Third Location

••• The world’s largest modern Viking ship, the Norwegian Draken Harald Hårfagre, is at North Cove Marina through Sept. 26. (Info here.) “The whole crew walked past us (looking in need of a shower),” reports the reader who sent over this photo.

viking-ship••• Opening at 30 Grand, where Apni Deli briefly was: Bell’s Coffee & Design, “the combination of a coffee shop, offering extraordinary coffee specialties and delicious pastries, and a retail store for our own living accessories and small gifts. Everything we design and produce is made by hand, supporting the traditional and local handcraft. Every item we sell is unique, we don’t support any mass production.” Below: Wire-lights.

bells-coffee-and-design-wire-lights••• Mulberry & Vine signed the lease on a third location: E. 44th St. (Third/Lexington). Owner Michelle Gauthier says she’s hoping to open it by the end of the year.

••• Another look at 187 Franklin—click on it to enlarge it. You could get a better sense than previously of the façade (and then the sun came out).

187-franklin••• Press release: “Submerge NYC Marine Science Festival returns to Hudson River Park for a day long science extravaganza to raise awareness of the coastal waters and celebrate the local marine life of the city! On Saturday, September 24, on Pier 26 in Tribeca, participants can enjoy fun-filled activities like catch and release fishing, interactive oyster bed restoration demonstrations, kayaking and more! This free event is presented by Hudson River Park in partnership with the New York Hall of Science and it seeks to engage the whole family on a variety of educational topics and experiences like: vessel tours, live scuba diving demos and interactive science experiments at the science stage, ranging from marine biology to technology.”

••• Yesterday this Chinatown bus disgorged passengers onto Walker without even pulling over; it just stopped traffic for a few minutes. There’s no sign indicating it has any right to.




  1. 187 Franklin– Does anyone know
    1) what will be on the ground floor? Will it be a commercial or residential space?
    2)When will the project be completed?