And then a very surprising thing happened. A group of friends were eating at a restaurant called Florent. They had heard about the fireboat and decided something. “Let’s save the Harvey. Let’s buy her!”

— Maira Kalman, Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

My wife spotted this item about the closing of the Manhattan restaurant mentioned in one of our family’s favorite picture books.

And I thought my antennae were up for tangential children’s literature references…