Seen & Heard: Soho/Nolita Report

This post is about stuff just to the northeast of Tribeca, because that’s where I walked today.

••• The Fueguia perfume store at Crosby and Grand appears to be open.

••• And I think this store on Howard is called the Local 132. From the website: “The Local 132 has travelled a long way to be your newest neighbor. Back home we’ve been showcasing Aussie denim, exclusive Ksubi collections, Insight artist collabs, Zanerobe streetwear and more for 15 years.”

••• Meanwhile, at 60 Kenmare, we’re getting a Japanese Eel Specialty Restaurant called Aburi Ittetsu. “Live eels imported from Japan,” says the sign (calling to mind Snakes on a Plane).

••• I had lunch at De Maria, in the Kenmare space that used to be Travertine. It’s among the prettiest restaurant rooms I’ve seen lately. Food was good, too (in the Dimes mode). Only open for breakfast and lunch right now.

••• The reason I was AboCa was the Raymond Pettibon show at the New Museum. With three packed floors, it’s a lot to take in. I found myself focusing on little moments within the works, and generally not on the text (admire it though I do). Pettibon’s technique is so sharp, his use of color so luscious…. I was limited to the pieces that weren’t under glass, and I only used my phone, so the photos don’t do the work justice. And you should go for the surf paintings alone.

And this painting seems to have drifted in from some other show….


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  1. Had friends and family dinner at De Maria last night, Camille Becerra used to be the chef at Matt Abramcyk’s spot Navy in SoHo, now she’s there. No surprise but everything was delicious.