Seen & Heard: De Blasio’s Placard Reform Is a Joke

••• DanceBody is doing some venting at 51 Warren, where it had hoped to open a studio.

••• There’s still time to sign up: “Join Trees New York to care for young street trees in Tribeca. We will be stewarding and watering trees this Saturday [today], 9/30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will be meeting at the SW corner of Laight St. and Hudson St. in Tribeca, and caring for recently planted trees in the area. The nearest subway is the 1 to Canal St. or Franklin St. If you plan to join us, please use the register button, so we know how much equipment to bring.”

••• The folks inside Vin Sur Vingt told passersby yesterday that the wine bar was opening last night, not Monday as I was informed.

••• The removal of the sidewalk shed between 3 and 4 World Trade Center made me wonder if there was any word from Breads Bakery about when it’d open there. “We do not know yet the status of this project,” was the response. “Stay tuned!”

••• Has anyone found a good source for nuts now that SP’s Nuts & Candy has closed? The ones from Whole Foods are poor by comparison. I may have to try Sahadi’s.

••• Spring Place, the private club/coworking space inside Spring Studios is expanding to take over some or all of the seventh floor.

••• Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “placard reform” appears to have had no effect at all around here. Here are two examples of placard abuse from yesterday, but honestly, I could collect hundreds every day. In order to park where they shouldn’t—in no-parking zones, bus stops, and metered areas—sometimes people use real placards for personal reasons, or fake ones, or items that signal to cops that they should be left alone. Below: The Maserati outside Maserati of Manhattan on Laight also has an “NYPD Highway Patrol” sticker; the car with the FDNY union placard was in a bus stop on Warren.


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  1. I miss SP Nuts and Candy too. But I get my nuts from Trader Joe’s now. Their blister roasted peanuts are super crunchy.