Seen & Heard: Opening Date for the Lymbr Stretching Studio

••• I had dinner at Nobu the other night—first time in the new space—and I was delighted to see that the restaurant is using hand-held credit-card readers, the way restaurants in so many other countries do. (So your card gets processed at the table, not taken away somewhere.) I don’t think I’ve seen it anywhere else in the city. UPDATE: Apparently, Bubby’s and Sadelle’s both use them.

••• The next Tribeca Meet & Greet, organized by the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, is this coming Tuesday, January 9, anytime 6:30-9 p.m., at Tribeca Health & Fitness. “If you have never attended a Tribeca Meet & Greet, now’s the time. We have been meeting in a different Tribeca restaurant or business about once a month. We’ve been able to exchange some ideas, do some networking and have a drink with the neighbors. Some people show up for the full evening, some just drop by to say hello. Frankly Wines will kindly provide some beverages.”

••• Also January 9 is Pen Parentis’s literary salon: “Winter Poetry Night, featuring readings by poets Gabriel Fried, Sarah Gambito, Marcia LeBeau and Ginny Wiehardt.” More info.

••• Lymbr, the chain of stretching studios, is opening its first New York City location at 11 Jay this Monday, January 8.

••• There’s a hole in the paper covering the windows of Nunu Chocolates at the World Trade Center mall (next to the Nobletree café). It looks built out, so maybe it’ll open soon. One would have to assume it’s pushing to be ready in time for Valentine’s Day.


  1. New credit card gizmos – great-
    BUT does Nobu take cash?

  2. Bubbys uses handheld CC readers during weekend brunch.

  3. Sadelle’s has the same credit card tablet (at least during weekend brunches)