Twice-weekly round trips
arts‣ Mamma Leone's makes a welcome return to the city this month when it takes over the now-shuttered Tavern on the Green in Central Park.
‣ Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit signs his new book, Service This!: How Higher Interest Rates, Hidden Charges, and Bad Investments Can Give Your Company a Competitive Edge, at Barnes and Noble Union Square on Tuesday, 7pm.
‣ The Hayden Planetarium's Neil deGrasse Tyson recently announced the demotion of Staten Island from borough to protectorate. Ferry service will be reduced to twice-weekly round-trips.
architecture… Phase two of The High Line kicks into high gear this Monday with the groundbreaking of architect Frank Gehry's controversial plan for the reclaimed space. Mr. Gehry will add two multi-use levels directly over the High Line north of 23rd Street which critics complain will completely block views. The lower of the two levels will be known as the Super High Line and will contain exclusive boutiques, 470 condos, and three Pinky's nail salons. The top level—the Platinum High Line—will be a permanent tribute to the architect himself. NY Times architectural critic Nicolai Ouroussoff moderates his weekly salute to Mr. Gehry on April 4th, 7:30pm, at the Times Center. Tickets are $125.
theater… The Roundabout Theatre has announced its next season of revivals. According to Artistic Director Todd Haimes, the company will produce revivals of Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, and Hair (the latter two are themselves revivals). "Even though these shows are currently playing on Broadway, someday they won't be," Mr. Haimes said. Roundabout subscribers get first shot at tickets that would otherwise go to Roundabout subscribers.
shopping… Up to 100% off Judith Miller irregulars, one-of-a-kinds, and floor samples from her collection of the past decade's creations. Look for notes, sketches, final drafts, and accessories of the former Times reporter's work on WMDs and the Valerie Plame outing. Miller will sign 'You're Welcome!' on each paperwork sold. The sale takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion from April 12th-April 14th, 9:30-5pm, cash only.