Seen & Heard: A Dirt Candy Connection to the New Restaurant on Warren

••• Community Board 1 passed along the summary sheet for the liquor-license application for 81 Warren. It says that the 1,500-square-foot restaurant will be “a premium fast casual concept serving chef-driven food, beer, wine, and cocktails in a high end environment.” (You had me till “fast casual”….) Much more interesting: The applicant’s “previous licensed establishment” is Dirt Candy, the popular vegetarian restaurant on the Lower East Side. Its liquor license lists just three principals: chef Amanda Cohen, along with (possibly her parents?) Marshall and Judith Cohen.

••• And the summary sheet for The Wonder, the “family social space with café” coming to 174 Hudson, says the space will be 6,711 square feet. That’s huge.

••• Pen Parentis has a new location for its January literary salon: “The longtime favorite Irish Bar, Killarney Rose, has struck up a new partnership with the nonprofit and will be hosting intimate Literary Salons at its ‘Hideout’ location, a cozy lounge on the second floor of 127 Pearl Street. (A far more exciting access to this venue is through the secret back staircase at 82 Beaver Street, which will be open to accommodate Salon-goers who are escaping paparazzi or those who just think a secret back entrance is a thrill).” The next salon is January 8, with poets Erika Meitner, JP Howard, Octavia McBride-Ahebee, and poetry professor Max Stephan. “Admission is free. RSVP is welcome but not required.

••• The reader known as Hudson River notes that Venus et Fleur, which sells “eternity roses,” has a store imminently at the World Trade Center mall. (It has previously had a stall in the Oculus.) My bet is that it’s a pop-up through Valentine’s Day or maybe Mother’s Day. Also, HR says that “Crabtree & Evelyn is closing all of its stores including the one in the West Corridor—50-60% off.”

••• From Community Board 1: “Our partners at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum are currently offering New Yorkers a special opportunity to visit the Museum for free on select days this winter. Available Dates: Free admission for New Yorkers at the ticket window from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, February 2, and March 2, 2019 with valid I.D. (Valid I.D. Types Include: New York State Driver’s License, New York State Identification Card, IDNYC Card, Student Identification Card from School Located in New York, New York Library Card.) Year round the 9/11 Memorial Museum continues to offer Free Admission Tuesday tickets which are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Museum each Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. The distribution time is subject to change.”