Owners of Cafe Gitane slated to open Antonioni's on Chrystie, new nightclub La Boom is in the works, Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti are spotted downtown, and Peter Davis resigns from Avenue Magazine.
1. Antonioni’s plans to open on 177 Chrystie. The owners of Cafe Gitane are looking to open up a new venue in the recently vacated lot at 177 Chrystie. According to sources, Antonioni's plans on obtaining a full liquor license. [BoweryBoogie]
2. Plans for La Boom, a Latino nightclub in Hell's Kitchen, are in the works. It doesn't look like the club will open for another year, but we can only hope is attracts the likes of Shakira and Ricky Martin when it does. [Twitter]
3. Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of the Strokes, were seen together at the W Union Square and at Soho’s Absolut House. Wiig managed to hide the two from a photographer by throwing a coat over her head. [NYPost]
4. Peter Davis, Editor-In-Chief of Avenue Magazine resigned yesterday. Davis (@PeterDavisNYC) tweeted:
Papas got a brand new bag (and a new magazine too) : http://tinyurl.com/cyt7mkl #Fashion #Fun #NYC #Glossy
Davis plans on starting an edgy new monthly magazine, focused on lifestyle. [NYPost]
5. Sean McGarr and Michael Sinensky, owners of the Village Pourhouse chain, plan on opening a new barbeque restaurant. As of last night, it looks like the restaurant will hold a liquor license too. [GrubStreet]
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.