Seen & Heard: Antiqueria’s Closing Sale

••• Does anyone out there have a contact at the New York Mercantile Exchange building (6 Harrison)? Or at the CWA Local 1180 union? I have a question. Email me at

••• Antiqueria’s closing sale got lost in the awful events of last week. If you love beautiful furniture and decor, you really should stop by.

••• An encouraging sign at Frenchette: pretty ceiling work visible above the entryway.

••• Opening November 7 at R & Company: “SuperDesign, a survey of Italian Radical Design from 1965-1975, curated by freelance journalist and independent design curator Maria Cristina Didero. The exhibition has been over a decade in the making and has come together through extensive research, passionate collecting and frequent trips to Italy to interview protagonists of the movement. The comprehensive survey highlights these leading gures [sic?] and showcases a capsule collection of visionary works, alongside a selection of rare archival drawings and photography. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive book published by The Monacelli Press, […] as well as a feature length (62 minute) documentary directed by Francesca Molteni which presents interviews with pioneering designers and rare never-before-seen archival footage.”

••• You can now get a decent look at the entrance of 111 Murray. The reddish thing in the lower left is the canopy—handy to protect from falling objects.

••• I hadn’t realized that Ciccio, the cute Italian restaurant on Sixth Ave. (between Prince and Spring), has opened a café/takeout annex.