April 2023 City Notes

April 2023 City Notes

  • Patricia Isen
  • 03/30/23
Happy April!
I have kept this month's CityNotes a bit shorter.
There are some wonderful new Art Shows (some of which close April 15th, so take note of the dates)  I adore Franz West...try to get in to see that before it closes. Some new restaurants are popping up in the city. I am most excited about two of them..... Pier 57 is meant to open on April 1st. They could be a bit delayed but look out for it. The James Beard Foundation has curated a fantastic food hall of smaller chefs and their crafts to create a homegrown earth feeling of incredibly diverse chefs. In addition, Dashi Okumi is a feast for the eyes and the palette! A not to miss! Explore their website and get to go to the store they have built with the perfect Japanese aesthetic!
Since we are going into Spring, I don't know about you, but I'm eager to think about how my garden is going to look, and I enjoy exploring the different possibilities. Each of the designers is quite unique and has completely different styles.
​​​​​​​Next month's issue will be devoted to Mother's Day and gifts to celebrate the mother, sister, daughter, and friend in your life.
Remember, please always go to my website at Patricia Greene Isen
as all past issues of my Citynotes from the last 5 years can be found there.
I have some new exclusives coming to market in the middle of April, which are spectacular, so look out for those.
Have a beautiful month!
Reach out for any questions, comments, or just to say hi!
Be Safe!
Let's always come from love in a safe world filled with acceptance & patience!
Much Love to you & your families,
Franz West Echolalia (2010)
David Zwirner
533 West 19th Street
​​​​​​​Thru April 15th
Franz West David Zwirner
I have been obsessed with Franz West since first seeing his work about 12 years ago in Miami. This show was executed in 2010, only a few years before the artist’s death. Echolalia consists of seven colorful, larger-than-life sculptures that seem to stand slightly off-balance, interspersed with three cushioned divans. The work’s title—which refers to the repetition of words and sounds made by young children when learning to talk—was inspired by the artist’s son, who at the time of its creation was three years old and brought his own, distinct perspective to his father’s oversized works.
Helen Frankenthaler Drawing within Nature: Paintings from the 1990s
541 West 24th Street
Thru April 15th
Gagosian Helen Frankenthaler
Drawing within Nature: Paintings from the 1990s is an exhibition of twelve paintings and two large-scale works on paper by Helen Frankenthaler. This will be the first time in almost two decades that a group of the artist’s paintings from this era has been presented in New York, with some that have never previously been exhibited.
Sarah Sze Timelapse
1071 Fifth Avenue
March 31st-September 10th , 2023
Sarah Sze Time Lapse
Inside the museum, Sze will arrange a path of unexpected encounters: a pendulum hovering above the fountain on the rotunda floor, an installation tucked into a hallway in front of the freight elevator. These quiet gestures will score visitors’ progress to the top level of the rotunda, where an immersive environment comprising new works of sculpture, painting, installation, and sound awaits them. These expansive sequences of eight bays will be connected by a river of videos that travel across, above, and behind the works on view, forming a site-specific horizon line of moving images. 
O'Keefe To See Takes Time
Museum of Modern Art
11 west 53rd Street
Member Previews, Apr 6–8
Apr 9–Aug 12, 2023
O'Keefe MOMA
“To see takes time,” Georgia O’Keeffe once wrote. Best known for her flower paintings, O’Keeffe (1887-1986) also made extraordinary series of works in charcoal, pencil, watercolor, and pastel. Reuniting works on paper that are often seen individually, along with key paintings, this exhibition offers a rare glimpse of the artist’s working methods and invites us to take time to look.
450 West Broadway
Located in the heart of SoHo, Principe is a seafood-focused restaurant that draws from both local and Italian influences.
From Chef Abram Bissell (The Nomad, Eleven Madison Park, The Modern) the restaurant brings a vibrant and approachable dining destination to the SoHo community.
Pier 57 Food Hall
Opening April 1st!
25 11th Avenue
Meet The Chefs of Pier 57
Curated under the guidance and mentorship of The James Beard Foundation, the market is committed to championing the Good Food For Good™ mission by supporting and elevating the people behind our vital food community, promoting a more equitable industry.
Market 57 is home to more than a dozen kiosks with a talented mix of minority- and women-owned businesses, outposts for beloved pop-up concepts, and seasoned operators’ bold creations, an assortment of 16 different niche and smaller chefs and their brilliance. I'm so excited about this!
275 Mullberry Street
Housed within the legendary Puck Building downtown,  Torrisi Bar & Restaurant is the most personal effort of the famed chef and Major Food Group Co-Founder Rich Torrisi’s career. At his new restaurant, the menu is inspired by the soul of Little Italy and celebrates the highest levels of culinary execution, the most spectacular ingredients, and an inspired sense of creativity, with vaulted ceilings, incredible artwork, and interior design by Garrett Singer Architecture.
Torrisi Bar & Restaurant is located at 275 Mulberry Street, just down the block from where, over a decade ago, Major Food Group Co-Founders Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick rose to prominence with their first project together, the groundbreaking Torrisi Italian Specialties.
Dashi Okumi Natural Broth Shop est. 1871
50 Norman Ave Brooklyn
​​​​​​​Open every day except 1st and 3rd Tuesday.
Actually the COOLEST place ever!!!!!!! This is a MUST VISIT AND EXPERIENCE! Okume Shoten is a seafood wholesaler that opened at Nihonbashi Fish Market in 1871.
Building on more than 150 years of selecting the finest seafood for culinary professionals, Dashi Okume focuses on natural Japanese ingredients.
From drying to fermentation and other processes, Japan has a rich history of finding ways to bring out umami without relying on additives. Drawing on this wisdom, Okume has sourced a wide range of additive-free ingredients from all over Japan.
In Japan, "DASHI'' made from bonito flakes, dried sardines, kombu seaweed, and dried shiitake mushrooms, has been used in cooking for a long time. The deliciousness leads to a Japanese scholar naming the delicious ingredients "UMAMI." UMAMI, which means gently spreading in the mouth and leaving a pleasant aftertaste, is one of the proud aspects of Japanese culture. 
Miranda Brooks
Miranda is a landscape designer of many talents, and she loves a challenge. Miranda is based in the English Countryside. Whether she’s creating Chiltern Firehouse’s front courtyard in London or Anna Wintour’s Long Island garden, landscape designer Miranda Brooks’s design philosophy could not be clearer: “To work with the land and nature with a deep understanding of and sympathy to its character; to connect the architecture to the natural world; to create a strong sense of place,” she said.
Brook Klaussing
1523 Dean Street, Brooklyn
Brook Klaussing
A male model from Kentucky...Brook Klaussing has created Brook Landscape, a New York–based design-build studio that transforms your outdoor living space into a natural setting. He has worked with Jenna Lyons, The Brooklyn Museum, and Eyes Swoon.
Wirtz Landscaping
Based in Belgium. A favorite of the famed Axel Vervoordt. Founder Jacques Wirtz was born in Antwerp in 1924 and established the company in 1950. Since then, the business has grown into a family company that has been led by his two sons, Martin and Peter, for the last 25 years.
Doug Hoerr
I came upon Doug as he worked for our dear friends over the last 15 years, transforming their properties to even better and more beautiful experiences than they started with. He is truly a genius!
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