Seen & Heard: Jill Lindsey Sneak Preview

••• Jill Lindsey is hosting a sneak preview pop-up holiday bazaar tomorrow (Sunday) at her forthcoming Tribeca lifestyle emporium.

••• M. M. De Voe of Pen Parentis tweeted this from a Lower Manhattan Marketing Association meeting. (The restaurant is at 28 Liberty, but whatever.) From the New York Post last March: “The still-unnamed venue—880 feet high on the 60th floor, with 360-degree views of the skyline, rivers and harbor—is […] expected to open in about a year with a dedicated Liberty Street entrance and elevators. A dining and bar area [rendered above] will take up a third of the floor’s 38,000 square feet. The remainder will become flexible space that, in a boon for party planners, can host up to three events, with a total capacity of 800 people.”

••• There’s work happening at 7 Harrison, where Ten Thousand Things briefly was. Anyone know who’s moving in?

••• From the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: “On December 19 at 7:30pm, we present the second screening in this season’s Scenes Through the Cinema Lens series: ‘Happy Birthday Ella, Dizzy, and Monk.’ The first jazz recordings were made by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917. Today we’re much more likely to be celebrating the birthdays of three great jazz artists, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk, all of them born in 1917. Happily, there is great film footage for all three, documenting their youthful as well as their mature moments as performers. No reservations necessary! More information here.

••• What happens when corporate chains—in this case, Best Buy—try to get local.



  1. You know it all – I can’t wait to see this place open. We have so many skyscrapers in this city, I’m surprised there isn’t a restaurant on every roof.

    • I didn’t mean that as “knowitall” I meant it as “knowing all” – as in, you’re the best resource for knowledge about lower manhattan south of….well, anywhere.)

  2. “Battery City” sounds like it could be a department inside Best Buy.