Woodward Gallery News: New Exhibitions, Cafe Plan Still on Track

MOODY Products (Titles from L-R: Moody Cola, America Runs of Graff, Absolute Graff, AA Games) October-December 2011

There’s a new work on the facade of 132 Eldridge Street, the Woodward Gallery’s rotating street art exhibition space.  Moody presents “Products,”  an extension of the artist’s exploration of our “visual culture.”  You can read more about the project here.

There’s more news from the Woodward Gallery. On November 5th, Lady Pink. “the first woman of graffiti,” will open a major exhibition inside the main gallery space. The artist, who began painting subway trains in 1979, is now featured in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and  the Brooklyn Museum. Lady Pink will be present for the opening reception.

One other note. Kristine and John Woodward told us recently they are moving forward with plans to open up a cafe inside 132 Eldridge. Another Eldridge Street spot, Panade, was operating out of the space briefly, but a partnership with the gallery fizzled. Last month, Community Board 3 decided not to support the gallery’s liquor license application.  But they are undeterred. We’ll keep you posted.


Community Board 3’s September Liquor License Agenda

White Slab Palace, 77 Delancey Street.

It didn’t take White Slab Palace long to reopen after the NYPD shut the bar down earlier this month. Nonetheless, the operators apparently have some explaining to do about a lapse in their liquor license — when they go before CB3’s State Liquor Authority Committee next month.  This is just one of several interesting items on the community board September agenda, which also includes an application from the owners of Woodward Gallery to serve beer, wine and liquor at a new cafe they plan at 132 Eldridge St.; see our story from yesterday here. Read the complete list of liquor license applicants after the jump.

Woodward Gallery Owner Plans New Cafe on Eldridge

The space at 132 Eldridge, which briefly housed Panade bakery, will be home to a new cafe run by the folks behind Woodward Gallery just across the street.

Woodward Gallery co-owner Kristine Woodward plans to open a new cafe in the Eldridge Street space vacated this summer by Panade bakery.

The notice of application for a full beer, wine and liquor license is posted on the door of 132 Eldridge, which has been shuttered since Panade moved back across the street to its original location in July. The notice, which is filed under the corporate name Second Nature NYC LLC, is an invitation for public comment at the Community Board 3’s State Liquor Authority committee on Sept. 19.

Panade Cafe Moving Back Across Eldridge Street

Yvette Ho is moving Panade’s puff pastries and muffins back to 129 Eldridge St. next month.

Neighborhood sweet spot Panade Cafe, which leaped into bigger space over the winter, is moving back across the street to its old digs at 129 Eldridge St. in July.

The puff pastry shop, which is owned by Yvette Ho, will resume operations early next month at its old spot, Ho tells us in an email. The former elementary school teacher launched her business there in 2006, and kept the space to use as her main kitchen when she moved the cafe across the street in December, to a much larger space.

Panade Cafe Grows Across Eldridge Street

For the last four years, you could find Yvette Ho behind the counter at Panade, her bakery at 129 Eldridge Street, pretty much every minute the shop was open.

She mixed and baked the namesake cream puffs (“panade” is the batter for the light, airy pastries that can be sweet or savory). She churned out cookies, muffins and other sweets alongside them. She brewed the coffee, collected the money and swept the floor.

“The second my customers walked in, I knew what they wanted; people want places like that,” says Ho, 36. “I got to know my customers, and they liked being known, and the whole place would turn into therapy sessions and gossip circles.”

Panade Puffs & Pastries

A public school teacher turned baker runs this tiny bakery on Eldridge Street. There are savory and sweet cream puffs, sandwiches, cookies and coffee.

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