Seen & Heard: Change of Command at the 1st Precinct

••• The 1st Precinct’s commanding officer, deputy inspector Mark Iocco, has moved uptown.

••• R & Company‘s dramatic, massive new gallery at 64 White opens June 6 with a retrospective of the company’s twenty years.

••• Press release: “Schimmel Center will present Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith’s Obie Award-winning solo performance, Notes From the Field, for one weekend only on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in preparation for a two week run at the Royal Court in London. The production is directed by Leonard Foglia and features original music composed and performed by bassist Marcus Shelby who joins Ms. Smith on stage. […] Tickets, starting at $29, are available at, by calling 212-346-1715 or by visiting the box office located at 3 Spruce St. The box office is open Tuesdays through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.”

••• “Looks like 31 Desbrosses (southwest corner of Washington has topped out,” notes M.

••• Opening May 4 at Sapar Contemporary: “Take Me To The Lighthouse, the first U.S. solo exhibition of Kenyan-British artist Phoebe Boswell. Boswell’s multimedia practice centers around a delicate diasporic consciousness of personal identity, collective memory, and what it means to belong.”

••• Two shoots: “Law & Order: SVU” today and tomorrow in the usual Chambers/Broadway area, and “The Sunlit Night” tomorrow at Hudson and Desbrosses. The latter is presumably an adaptation of Rebecca Dinerstein’s novel: “In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find refuge in each other. Their lives have been upended—Frances has fled heartbreak and claustrophobic Manhattan for an isolated artist colony; Yasha, a Russian immigrant raised in a bakery in Brighton Beach, arrives from Brooklyn to fulfill his beloved father’s last wish: to be buried ‘at the top of the world.’ They have come to learn how to be alone. But in Lofoten, an archipelago of six tiny islands in the Norwegian Sea, ninety-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, they form a bond that fortifies them against the turmoil of their distant homes, offering solace amidst great uncertainty.”


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  1. Maybe the new commander of the 1st Precinct will tackle the illegal parking by civil servants, the counterfeits on Canal Street, the various homeless encampments, and the wrong-way right turns by police cars with flashing lights from White Street on to West Broadway to reach N. Moore Street.