Seen & Heard: SLT Is Still Planning a Tribeca Studio

••• Spotting a floor plan labeled Doris Metropolitan—a New Orleans steakhouse with a branch in Costa Rica—inside the former Dylan Prime at Greenwich and Laight, I was convinced that the restaurant was opening there. But managing partner Itai Ben Eli says it’s not happening.

••• James posted an interesting—and record-length—comment about a lawsuit filed by a resident of 449 Washington, alleging that his/her broker didn’t disclose that the windows were lot-line windows (and will get covered if the hotel at 456 Greenwich gets built).

••• Christina requested an update on SLT’s hints about opening a fitness studio here, so I reached out to the rep. “We are still planning on it but are not ready to announce,” was the response. “Thanks for checking in!” I asked if they had signed a lease, but I didn’t hear back. I removed it from the Future Openings list in the left column until we get confirmation of a lease. (Obviously, if anyone out there has intel….) UPDATE: “I am hearing that SLT is going to open on Franklin Street near Church,” commented Hotel. Anyone know more? SLT’s Soho studio isn’t on the ground floor, so we shouldn’t assume this one will be.

••• The Anne Frank Center changed its name to the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and left 44 Park Place (part of 100 Church): “We have replaced our former gallery in New York with a dramatic expansion of our museum-quality traveling exhibits and educational programs across the U.S. and Canada. We go to museums, schools, universities, companies, houses of worship and other organizations.”

••• When I saw Khe-Yo‘s kiosk (known as Khe-Yosk when you could buy sandwiches from it) was papered over, I asked if something was happening there. “We are going to add a new spring installation,” said owner/operator Nick Bradley. “It will have vines, plants, and some Lao-inspired decor.”

••• The western side of 19 Park Place got some bars attached to the side, as if for climbing…?

••• “Last fall I inaugurated a small exhibition space in Tribeca,” emailed Francisco Correa Cordero about Lubov at 373 Broadway (#207), “and the next exhibition will be opening this Friday, March 24, with an artist reception from 6-9 p.m.” The exhibit is Cirrus, paintings by Katrina Fimmel: “Fimmel distorts the images she chooses from the never-ending deluge of content flooding the screens we live with. Faces stretch out like they’re receding into the distance. Bodies forfeit their solidity and become incomplete circuits open to being penetrated by any nearby word or cloud. Everything floats in the same medium, connected yet discrete, like organisms in water.” Below: “Lime.”



  1. I am hearing that alt is going to open on Franklin street near church. I can’t wait!

  2. SLT is opening at 57 Leonard.