As much as I believe in supporting local businesses, sometimes you have to get out of the bubble. Above: Hemlock.
THE GAME OF THE NAME
How many staffers at local businesses do you know by name? It strikes me as a way to measure one’s engagement in the community—not just your neighbors or your social set, but the people who work here, especially in service industries.
SEEN & HEARD
••• 7/17: First look at 1803’s menu. Plus: The Flea announced the schedule for its first season on Thomas Street; what artist Robert Janz has been up to; Tribeca in Argentina.
VALENTINE NO. 57
Even the birds are charmed by the flour tracked in and out of Grandaisy bakery.
IN THE NEWS
••• 7/17: More details on Serafina. Plus: Zucker’s to open its fourth location; big development planned for Varick Street.
TRUE TALES OF TRIBECA BUILDINGS
The History of Tribeca Buildings database—compiled from Tom Miller’s posts at Daytonian in Manhattan—has six more entries, each with the zesty anecdotes you’ve come to expect.