Seen & Heard: Peek Inside a New Café

••• Press release: “Trinity Church is embarking on a nearly two-year, $98.6 million rejuvenation process to properly steward this historic landmark and serve the growing needs of a revived residential neighborhood, Trinity leadership announced today. The rejuvenation process will allow the beloved church to make spaces accessible and welcoming, build capacity by 140 seats, upgrade technology and infrastructure, improve its environmental efficiency, address deferred maintenance issues, and enhance the overall worship experience. The project will begin with the closure of the nave, or main body of the church, on Monday, May 7, though the Chapel of All Saints as well as the churchyard will remain open for visitors and parishioners through the entire process. The rejuvenation is expected to be substantially complete in the Spring of 2020 or sooner, allowing the nave to reopen.” Below: A rendering of the glass canopy that had been controversial. I suspect the canopy won’t be quite as invisible as the rendering indicates.

••• Signage of sorts (and a dedicated entrance) for Primo’s, the new cocktail lounge at the Frederick hotel.

••• Here’s a peek inside Noted Tribeca, the all-day café/cocktail bar coming to 112 Hudson. The word is that it’s shooting to soft-open toward the end of this week.

••• 30 Warren has topped out.

••• Opening May 11 at hpgrp Gallery: “Beyond the Craft, the latest works by Tokyo-based artist/graphic designer/art director Tatsuki Ikezawa.” Below: “Painting,” a photograph printed on paper.



  1. Any word on what’s happening at 108 Chambers? Construction seems to be in a long pause there, while 30 Warren climbs steadily.

    • There’s a stop-work order on the property for “failure to safeguard all persons and properties,” according to the DOB site, which also cites “work contrary to SSP, “no OHP at EXP 1/3, and “expired DOT permit/and no ramp for wheelchair accessibility to street @EXP1.” I suspect it’ll get worked out soon enough—stop-work orders are not uncommon at new construction projects.