Seen & Heard: Tribeca Restaurant on the Move

••• There was a manhole fire on Walker yesterday.

••• The MTA confirmed yesterday that the World Trade Center/Cortlandt Street subway station on the 1 line will open today (at noon).

••• A reader sent over a photo of Casey Neistat’s ThreeSixEight/368, where the windows have been uncovered for the first time.

••• Press release: “Per Santiago Calatrava’s design, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub was oriented so that every September 11 at exactly 10:28 a.m. the sunlight makes its way across the Oculus floor, through the skylight, exactly along the axis of the building, starting at the time the last tower fell (this is why the building is not totally perpendicular to Church Street). The ‘Way of Light’ is the path along which the light travels inside the main hall of the Oculus, through the open skylight, symbolizing the light that continues to shine through after the darkness of the tragedy. It’s a very simple and poignant moment where the Hub is entirely illuminated and sun-drenched in natural light. One of the most beautiful days/times of the year in the Oculus.” And presumably the skylight will be open on September 11, too.

••• I hear a small, well-liked neighborhood restaurant is moving into 134 W. Broadway (where the Bennett was). More after the Community Board 1 Licensing Committee meeting on September 12….

••• Soundbath tomorrow. Click on the image to see it larger.

••• Opening tonight at Postmasters: “A solo exhibition of Bernard Kirschenbaum, spanning both galleries on Franklin Street. The works date from the years 1966 to 1981, and comprise monumental and experiential sculptures and installations. Bernard Kirschenbaum’s estate is Postmasters Gallery’s first ever estate representation. The artist’s early engagement with topographics and computational systems feels increasingly prescient in our digitized contemporary moment.”

••• Also, opening tonight, at Barney Savage: “Bonjour Tristesse, curated by Julian Jimarez Howard, featuring works on paper by Jillian Denby, Nathalie Jolivert, Suyeon Na, Gahee Park, Mithu Sen, Hiba Schahbaz, Sam Vernon, and Lily Wong. [It’s an] exhibition that looks romantically, if also critically, at certain kinds of melancholia. The eight artists each take a particular illustrative lens, through which they poignantly address social relations, both structural and inter/intrapersonal.”

••• I don’t know if every summer has been like this, or if I’m just noticing it for the first time, but what’s up with all the dead plants? Do people not understand they have to be watered?