In the News: Pervert Deliveryman

••• “A newspaper deliveryman allegedly slipped into an unlocked apartment in a luxury Tribeca high-rise and molested a woman in her bedroom—a terrifying breach of security that stunned building residents […]. Luis MacAncela was passing out The New York Times in the building at 50 Murray St.—where one-bedroom apartments rent for $6,795 a month and there is 24/7 security—when he sauntered through the 26-year-old woman’s door last Sunday at around 4:45 a.m., authorities said. MacAncela, 48, went into her bedroom, where he allegedly fondled the sleeping victim until she woke up in a frightened panic, the sources said. When the woman screamed, MacAncela allegedly tried to grab her crotch before fleeing.” (New York Post)

••• “Hotel magnate Sam Chang is finally getting started on a sky-scraping hotel project, four blocks south of the World Trade Center site, that he had hoped to complete more than a year-and-a-half ago. Chang first revealed plans to build a 44-story hotel at 99 Washington Street in January 2008, and expected to open the 350-room hotel by the summer of 2009. This week the developer’s company, McSam Hotel Group, told staff at Community Board 1 that construction on the hotel was finally “about to commence,” according to emails between the developer’s attorney and the board office.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “In my opinion it’s the best-looking restaurant downtown.” —hockey player/restaurateur Sean Avery, about Tiny’s, soon to open on W. Broadway. (The Cut)

••• Worth Kitchen’s PR blitz continues with an interview on OpenTable‘s blog.

••• The Wall Street Journal profiles Tribeca for those who are considering moving here, I think. The article misspells Mehtaphor and cites the Tribeca Film Festival as “a popular annual event”—yeah, in Chelsea.

••• A local couple, Sara Katz and Douglas Mercer, gets the featured-wedding treatment in the New York Times.

••• A Wall Street Journal piece on Sherry has this droll moment: “At Terroir Tribeca, a New York wine bar, anyone who orders a glass of Sherry before 6 p.m. gets it free. Does anyone who orders a glass ever order a second? I asked Terroir’s bartender Gary Catano. ‘Never,’ he said.”

••• Brunch at Marc Forgione. (Wall Street Journal)

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