5 New Things Happening In NYC This Month

Lauren Brocato, Kristin Dett Erline and Casey Weissman | February 19, 2021 | Lifestyle

These are just a few of the city’s most noteworthy happenings this month.

HOME GROWN

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Popping up in Williamsburg is a buzzy, brasserie-inspired restaurant called Francie, situated on the corner of Broadway and Bedford. The classy new spot is a first-time collaboration between chef-owner Chris Cipollone of Piora and owner-operator John Winterman of Bâtard. The menu features European-influenced dishes such as homemade pastas, honeynut squash pithivier with hazelnut curry and delectable desserts by pastry chef James Distefano. The drinks program is also top-notch with Marcie Anderson helming the bar program that focuses on expertly made cocktails and wine consultant Raj Vaidya offering his expertise on the collaboration between chef-owner list of benchmark and contemporary producers. But perhaps the most unique element of Francie is the custom mural that depicts the restaurant’s namesake character from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which invites guests in for an elegant experience. 134 Broadway, franciebrooklyn.com

WORTH ITS SALT

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Live Energized founders Carlos Lamarche and Jason Lundy believe that New Yorkers deserve better respiratory health and an all-around improved well-being. Thus, their therapeutic center and spa, SALT, was born. Originally conceived in the North Fork of Long Island in Greenport, the spot offers high-end treatments and products that utilize the health benefits of salt for respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis, as well as skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Their chic Soho space features soothing decor perfect for the scene of your next self-care treatment. Dreamy body scrubs, salt soaks and skin bars are just a few of the unique offerings. 180 Ave. of the Americas, saltliveenergized.com

ON DEMAND

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Manhattan residents can now subscribe to POPUPPOST for monthly flower arrangements delivered to their doors POPUPPOST is POPUPFLORIST’s newest project. On the first Tuesday of every month, subscribers will receive a perfectly curated flower arrangement designed by Kelsie Hayes, founder of POPUPFLORIST, and assembled by her team of floral designers. The monthly payment will get members a colorful arrangement inspired by Manhattan life made of the freshest locally and internationally sourced flowers from New York Flower Market. The initial delivery includes a white ceramic vase that can be kept for subsequent deliveries, as well as clippers, flower care instructions and other surprise gifts. No more scouring the city for flowers or trying to DIY. 63 E. 7th St., popupflorist.com

IN REVIEW

Hockney’s “Gregory. Los Angeles. March 31st 1982” DAVID HOCKNEY PHOTO BY RICHARD SCHMIDT/COURTESY OF THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Hockney’s “Gregory. Los Angeles. March 31st 1982” DAVID HOCKNEY PHOTO BY RICHARD SCHMIDT/COURTESY OF THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

At The Morgan Library & Museum, David Hockney: Drawing From Life will be the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s portraits on paper and one of a select few that incorporate his drawing practice. On view until May 30, the exhibit features nearly 100 drawings including portraits of his mother, friends, his muse Celia Birtwell and even himself. Hockney has revisited and reinterpreted these portraits over the years in various forms such as in pen, collage and digital formats, and as portrayed in the exhibit, viewers will see how his artistic practice has changed over time. 225 Madison Ave., themorgan.org

DESIGNER DETAILS

BETH BUCCINI PHOTO BY JIM GRAHAM/COURTESY OF BRAND

Last year, pandemic life presented a style conundrum that stumped even the foremost fashion authorities: What’s the dress code? For Beth Buccini, the bold-faced force behind luxury womenswear boutique Kirna Zabête for over two decades, the answer was a new business venture. “I found there were items I wanted to wear but we hadn’t bought them,” says Buccini, who, in addition to NYC’s Soho, oversees locations in East Hampton, Palm Beach and Bryn Mawr, Pa. “So I decided to make them instead.” And with that, Kirna Zabête’s namesake label was born. Buccini launched the collection last summer with a trio of house dress designs named after her daughters, followed by T-shirts and masks made from cotton shortly after. This month, Buccini releases her take on the sweatsuit, featuring three Zoomready looks with elevated details, and a collection of stretch silk styles ripped straight from the ’90s. 477 Broome St., kirnazabete.com



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Photography by: FROM TOP: BETH BUCCINI PHOTO BY JIM GRAHAM/COURTESY OF BRAND

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