according to a couple of sources, 7th street between 2nd and 3rd aves will soon be home to a new musical venue run by the good folks at union hall. given the problems that i've heard about with their current location - i.e. noise complaints, it makes sense to open something in a location where noise is not an issue. additionally moving the music aspect of their business down the street opens up the basement for quieter activities such as the brilliantly booked sunday night comedy shows - an example being:
Sunday, December 16, 7:30pm
TEARING THE VEIL OF MAYA
comedy with Eugene Mirman + Michael Showalter + Aziz Ansari + Jon Glaser + special guest
$7 : tickets available at the door
In the coming months, I expect a lot will change down on 3rd and 4th avenues. speaking of change, i noticed that the fencing has come down from the "no baby gap" building on the corner of 13th and 5th.
no idea if an actual baby gap is going to be the retail anchor for this new "green" condo project but it will be interesting to see what does open here in the next couple of months.
oh lastly - the union market on 7th and 13th looks like it's going to open any day now, beer table is still awaiting it's liquor license. a sign announcing a new tapas restaurant has appeared on the old aarons space on 5th and 17th. kitchen bar's "public house," the new pizza and beer location on 6th and 21st is looking like it's fairly ready to open as is the mystery restaurant/bar on 5th and 20th.