Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #436

Gramercy Park Flower Shop closing 

Much to our sadness, the Gramercy Park 
Flower Shop, located at 236 Third Ave, closed yesterday. Founded in 1904 by two Greek brothers, Peter and Spiro Sakas, the business, run by Peter's grandson Tommy Sakas, had stayed in the family for over 100 years. Click here to read a history of the Gramercy Park Flower Shop.




Lisette Poole for The Wall Street Journal  
Thakoon Panichgul, Danny Bowien, Pamela Drucker Mann, Adam Rapoport, David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal recently at Mission Chinese.

Gramercy Park neighbor 

David Gilboa  


In other news, Bon Appétit magazine hosted a dinner party for Gramercy Park neighbor David Gilboa's eyewear brand Warby Parker.  

Warby Parker's objective is "to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point."  The company partners with non-profits to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.  

According to the Wall Street Journal, the party was part of Bon Appétit's Feast or Fashion series and celebrated with the chefs of the "Hot 10" new restaurants in America featured in Bon Appétit's September issue.  Click here to read the WSJ article.




Gramercy Park neighbor Jim Parsons 

Jim Parsons, best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the award-winning CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory", will be featured in tonight's episode (Tues 9/10 at 8pm) of TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?"   The Texas-native Parsons traces his genealogy and discovers an important branch of his family tree sprouted in Louisiana.  To learn more about the episode, click here.