In the News: The Tent & Trails Building Was Sold

••• Time Out has more about “On Canal,” Wallplay’s pop-up gallery event. I had some issues with the writing.

Co-curated by Sonny Gindi of Vibes Studios (a local creative agency), more than 20 abandoned [wrong word] venues in the ’hood are now hosting public and immersive art exhibitions. Soho has become one giant, free art gallery. [Galleries are always free!] Open now through September 1 (when a new batch of artists and partners will curate another set of activities and installations), [dangling participle] pop into the storefronts Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7pm. The spaces are open late (until 9pm) on Thursdays. The current exhibitions include “an immersive flower shop” filled with sculptures and paintings by artist Caroline Larsen. (You may have seen Larsen’s work before at the Hole, a nearby art gallery which is presenting this particular display.) There’s also a pop-up theater created by director Colm Dillane which hosts a daily open mic series and comedy events. And for VR fans, check out a virtual reality work by DiMoDA 3.0 that lets you try on VR headsets to see (literally) [as opposed to what?] unreal floor-to-ceiling projections. [Pictured above: Lara Attalah’s Threshold, at 329 Canal. Her description: “Threshold includes 20 Polaroids depicting Mediterranean shorelines and 3 large scale, suspended cyanotypes made from pebbles collected from the various beaches photographed.”

••• Eater discovered that Harry & Ida’s Luncheonette closed. Co-founder Will Horowitz attributed it “to that area of FiDi being ‘still about a year or two off from… really being great locations.'”

••• When Tent & Trails closed, the owner said it was temporary, but now the building (21 Park Place) has been sold. —New York Real Estate Journal

••• What’s on this fall at Pace University’s Schimmel Center. —The New York Times

••• The best thing about New York magazine’s website(s) these days: David Marchese’s series of in-depth interviews with people in entertainment, including a new one with Kathleen Turner, who I believe still lives in Tribeca. (All of the entries in the “In Conversation” series are here.)



  1. Ms. Turner has not sold her apartment, per ACRIS.