Seen & Heard: Fish Republic Restaurant Opening on Duane

••• From parents at P.S. 150, the school at Independence Plaza whose lease is not being renewed: “We have been told by a Vornado representative that ‘there will be no happy ending for your school’ but we will not back down. Please help us share our story and save P.S. 150. We need your help. We are holding a rally on Tuesday, November 13, at 3 p.m. on the steps of our school at 334 Greenwich Street in Tribeca, please be there to help fight what is happening to our school and community.” The email also says that the school is being converted to a gym for residents.

••• Work is well underway on the restaurant coming to 139 Duane, formerly Blaue Gans. Initially, the Community Board 1 agenda listed the applicant for the space as Fish Republic, but it was unclear whether the restaurant would actually be called that. An updated agenda and the notices just posted in the area indicate that it will indeed be called Fish Republic, but there’s nothing online yet. (I don’t believe that it could be related to a hole-in-the-wall fish-and-chips restaurant in the U.K.) The applicant is supposed to give a certain amount of basic info—including any previous liquor licenses it has held—to Community Board 1 in advance of the meeting, but I haven’t been able to get it from CB1. And I won’t be able to attend the Licensing Committee meeting on Wednesday (info here), so if you do—or if you know anything about the place—please let me know. Email or text 917-209-6473; anonymity guaranteed.

••• When 1803 restaurant opened, there were plans to have jazz play downstairs, but that never took hold. Now the unofficial word is that it’ll be a speakeasy with live music; the official word is that it’ll be ready sometime in January.

••• Opening tomorrow at Lubov: Toy Temple Human Monk by Chiara Ibrah and Daffy Scanlan. “Auditorium filled by sulfuric odor. Confrontation of inner banners. Evidence of overturning baby-cells. Trash fire blurs free embers on the mat. Meanwhile, Chiara Ibrah and Daffy Scanlan are bombarded by unrelenting apocalypse dreams.

••• An Invisalign ad is shooting in the Broadway/Walker area today.