Seen & Heard: Remembering a Founder of Puffy’s

••• From Frank Didik: “Frank E. DeMarco, one of the founder’s of Puffy’s Tavern, passed away on October 21. Mr. DeMarco, along with Ned Schnier and Jim Stratton, started Puffy’s in 1977 and it quickly became a major hangout for artists and intellectuals in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Besides being one of the owners, Mr. DeMarco was the manager and promoter of the bar from the start, making sure that the bar was mentioned in every guidebook and paper as the location to visit when in New York. He became the sole owner of Puffy’s in the 1990s and sold the business in the early 2000s. A tribute page for Frank DeMarco and more details, as well as many photographs of Mr. DeMarco and Puffy’s from the 1980s till the 2000s, can be viewed at”

••• Burger King is trying something new this Halloween. It’s called the Nightmare King, which seems like an undercooked name. The thing looks more like a Frankenburger or a Zomburger.

••• A peek inside the New Amsterdam Library on Murray, which closed in May for a renovation and is expected to reopen in the summer of 2019.

••• While we’re peeking…. This is the Atera-related bar under construction at 71 Worth. You can’t see much, other than the half-finished café cabinetry has been removed.

••• Yesterday’s shoot for Maharishi—presumably the clothing line opening a store on Lispenard—brings the total to eight shoots in seven days.

••• The “Sara Berman’s Closet” exhibit that originated at Mmuseumm is now a book.