Mess Around Downtown: June 22, 2010

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Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!

The Mess Around Downtown Summer To Do List:

1) See a movie on the Elevated Acre. This 4 week series kicks off on July 29th with Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose. Check the schedule here. I’m sad I’ll be out of town when The Muppets Take Manhattan to close out the season.

2) Tour the Gold Vault under the Federal Reserve. This one is for when it’s too hot to play outside. Reserve your tour here.

3) Learn to sail at Manhattan Sailing School based out of the North Cove in BPC.

4) EAT here on July 8th.

5) Have an adult beverage at MacMenamin’s Irish Pub, Water Taxi Beach & Beer Garden, and Fresh Salt all in one night. Why? To celebrate the fact that they were all featured as summer drinking establishments this week in Time Out New York. MacMenamin’s and Water Taxi for their outdoor vibes and Fresh Salt for being dog friendly. So, why not? Anybody have a dog I can borrow?

Check out the River to River Festival guide and let me know what I should add to my list.  Read on for new establishments that opened these past couple of weeks. You can find anything you need with our handy Downtown Directory. Don’t be afraid to email me at Thanks.


Subway1 World Trade Center: currently sitting on the 27th floor and rising every couple of weeks

Ironworkers get very hungry and this article explains it all. Fascinating, I say.


Arome Cafe – 5 Dey Street: 212-786-3336

Someone has to feed all those Century 21 shoppers and Arome seems to have it covered. The crowds are lining up for their salad bar, pizza station, endless sandwiches and fruit smoothies. Plenty of seating for tired legs and big windows for people watching.


Vietnamese Sandwiches – 164 Pearl Street: 212-952-1699

The name says it all people. The menu consists of eight sandwiches to choose from all priced at $6. They close when they run out of fresh baguettes for the day. Usually around 4:00. With Baoguette on Maiden Lane and Mangez Avec Moi on West Broadway also serving up these sandwiches, is it possible we have a Banh Mi showdown happening Downtown? Oh what a tasty Downtown showdown it is.


22 Thai Cuisine– 22 Maiden Lane: 212-766-0988

Serving up all your Thai favorites. From curries to coconut soup, 22 Thai has you covered. This stretch of Maiden Lane between Broadway and Nassau has turned into an ethnic foodie paradise with Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Chinese and Italian restaurants, all setting up shop in the last couple of years.


Chambers Beauty Spa –160 Chambers Street: 212-608-2818

Manicures, pedicures, waxing, threading, facials, massages, hot stones, eyelash extensions, eyebrow tinting, ear candle therapy and, yes, sinus cavity cleanses.


Mildred Elley College25 Broadway, 16th floor: 212-380-9004

Looking to train in a health care profession? Look no further than right here, Downtown. Check out Mildred’s site to learn about how this new campus will offer practical nursing and medical assistant training.


Vacancy Alert

-1834 Bar & Burger at 62 Pearl Street has closed.


As always, thank you for being on the lookout and please continue to send any changes you come across to

Tags: 1834 Bar & Burger, 22 Thai Cuisine, Arome Cafe, Chambers Beauty Spa, Elevated Acre, Mildred Elley College, River to River Festival, Subway, Vietnamese Sandwiches

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