Seen & Heard: Canal Street Market’s Food Hall

••• I hear that Canal Street Market‘s food hall is opening in around two weeks. The vendors are here. UPDATE: I meant to mention that one of the six vendors is Nom Wah Kuai, a spin-off of Nom Wah Tea Parlor (which I don’t think we knew). And the Facebook page says it’ll offer delivery. Below: Nom Wah Kuai dumplings.

••• Is it still double-parking if it’s in the middle of the street?

••• More work happening at the former Almond restaurant space at 186 Franklin. I’m still hunching that it’s going to be Espasso’s second Tribeca space.

••• Art et Maison, formerly of N. Moore, is nicely ensconced in its new space on W. 29th St. (Kind of hard to photograph, though….)

••• Opening May 2 at Untitled gallery: She Inspires, “featuring the work of 60 contemporary artists with works revolving around inspirational women. She Inspires will present artworks of many mediums, revolving around women that have made a positive impact on the world.” Below from left: Works by Anyes Galleani, Cabell Molina, and Tara Lewis.

••• There’s yet another lighting store in Soho: Original BTC has opened on Greene. If I wasn’t heading north (AboHo!), that orchid would’ve been mine.

••• Mini Field Trip: I went to the Guggenheim for Doug Wheeler’s “PSAD Synthetic Desert III,” which achieves near total silence, and if you like experiential art, you’ll probably enjoy it (if you can snag a ticket). Not to artbrag, but I found the silence more profound at Walter De Maria’s “Lightning Field”—but then you’re there for much longer than 10-20 minutes. I had expected to enjoy the Brancusi show, but it was only five or six pieces; the “Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim,” however, was totally worth the trip—one showstopper after another. It’s up through Labor Day, so you have no excuse. Below: Details from works by Wassily Kandinsky and Robert Delaunay.


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  1. I am in agreement with your comment about experiencing the silence at the Lightening Field in New Mexico. For years I used to spend time working outside of Albuquerque and, on a windless day, sitting outside, the silence was encompassing and unlike anything I had ever encountered. It was so quiet one could hear a beetle walking across the ground. Wheeler’s inspiration for this peace was born when he landed his plane in the desert and experienced the silence there.