|— Yatenga, a sweet French bistro, has opened in Harlem.
— We wrote last week about an upcoming event honoring Truman Capote; here's a clip of Capote reading Breakfast at Tiffany's at the 92Y in 1963.
— Current NYC writers consider earlier NYC writers courtesy of PEN, NYRB Classics, and the Morgan Library on April 29th.
— The Taoist Tai Chi Society on West 29th Street has a free open house on the last Saturday of every month, 11am-noon.
— Old New York, in color.
— Faella pasta now available stateside from Gustiamo.
— Norwegian pop star Ane Brun headlines at Bowery Ballroom on May 10th.
— Aphrodisia closed its herb shop on Bleecker after many years (they're trying to find a new location); meanwhile, Adriana's Caravan can pick up the slack.
— Benefit for a fellow New Yorker: The Bell House's security guard was hit by a car while on his bike—he's okay but needs some replacement teeth!
— If you lost something in a cab and have your receipt, NYCTaxiFinder can hook you up with your stuff faster than 311.
— Greatest Hat of All Time.
Today on Wish You Were Here:
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
check out 30+ artists in their studios at the tribeca open artist studios tour, free [fri-mon, free]
the manhattan vintage clothing and antique textile show and sale comes to the metropolitan pavilion [fri-sat, $15 with $5 off coupon on website]
annual sikh day parade: free vegetarian food + non-alcoholic beverages for all. madison ave from 36th to 24th st. [sat 1-5pm]
experimental mexican musician juan son is joined by john 'hedwig' cameron mitchell at joe's pub. $15 [sat 9pm]
new hester street fair brings brooklyn flea-esque shopping to the l.e.s. [every sat-sun 10am-6pm thru dec]