Seen & Heard: Savida taking shape

F. reports that the signs are up at the old Blaue Gans space on Duane – promising Mediterranean seafood d/b/a Savida.

JDP notes in the Vogue listing for workouts that models love, I missed trainer Justin Gelband: “One of the OG trainers to the Angels is back on the New York fitness scene with his own namesake studio. Gelband has trained everyone from Candice Swanepoel to Jasmine Tookes, and now offers group classes so any New Yorker can experience his method. In addition to the signature mat Pilates sessions (think micro moves paired with ankle weights and bands), the studio has recently added dance cardio classes to the schedule.”

While this is a bit far afield, I wanted a chance to run this photo. A new restaurant is taking its name from the original tenants at 229 Front St., which was most recently Keg 229. Hopkins & Hawley aims to recreate the early 1800s grocery, while also serving seafood and burgers. According to the owners (who were granted a liquor license at CB1 last week) the original pair of Hopkins and Hawley were popular “citizens about town;” Hopkins was also the major general of the artillery and alderman of the 10th Ward. As for the new owners, one grew up here while his father managed banquet services at the Grand Hyatt and the Times Square Marriott. He then worked his way through the hotel industry from waiter to back of house to apprentice to the master chef to kitchen manager.


The Tribeca Performing Arts Center will host the 47th year of Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights in Jazz on Feb. 28. Performers include vocalist Daryl Sherman, saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Warren Vaché, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, pianist Norman Simmons, bassist Boots Maleson, guitarist James Chirillo plus a surprise guest. Tickets are $50 here. Event is at 8p at BMCC, 199 Chambers.