Seen & Heard: Buddha Bar Update

••• Buddha Bar is now shooting to open in the spring of 2018.

••• After I announced that one my favorite sculptures at Storm King was this one by Joel Shapiro, I realized that I walk by a similar Shapiro work pretty much every day. (To be fair, it’s been hidden under 101 Warren’s sidewalk shed for years now.)

••• Smorg Square, the Smorgasburg food fair occurring Friday through Sunday at Canal/Sixth/Varick, got its liquor license: “It’s a full bar with beer, wine, rose cider, and three fruit concoctions—peach iced tea, pineapple punch, and strawberry lemonade—that can be mixed with vodka, bourbon, gin, or tequila.”

••• J. spotted a pop-up event at the former American Apparel space at 429 Broadway (at Howard): “Now, more than ever, women are seeking out supportive communities. To find inspiration. To be positive. To have a voice. To learn something new. To take action. That’s why Brit + Co has themed our first-ever New York event: #CreateGood. The experience is a digital, social, and experiential conversation leaning in to these needs and empowering women to be their best selves. Open free to the public daily, with ticketed opportunities for VIP talks from influential speakers, creative workshops, and other Good events.”

••• Wine bar Vin Sur Vingt is on track to open at 66 W. Broadway on Monday.



  1. Why back up Buddha Bar updates with pictures of 62 Thomas as opposed to posting the sources of the updates?

  2. Shapiro sculpture, tucked away on Warren by Whole Foods, is very fine and fun. Deserves (we deserve) a clear space, an open view.