What Tribecans Cared About in 2016

Of the 1,185 posts published on Tribeca Citizen this year, here are the 25 to receive the most traffic (in descending order):

1. Why Restaurants Hate GrubHub Seamless (Mar. 1) / Nearly three times as many page views as the next post (no doubt because it reached an audience far beyond the neighborhood). Still, it makes me realize I should work on that OpenTable post I’ve been mulling….

2. A Huge Crane Collapsed on Worth Street (Feb. 5)

3. Yes, It Can Happen Here (Nov. 12) / About men harassing women in front of Wolfgang’s.

4. Eataly Will Open in July (Apr. 14) / Or August, it turns out (see #9).

5. Loft Peeping: Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber (Feb. 8) / They announced a separation soon after.

6. The Return of Pearl River Mart (Oct. 25)

7. The Rise of ChiBeCa (Mar. 24) / I was only using the term “ChiBeCa” to be pithy; I probably won’t do it again.

8. Where to Order Chinese Food in Tribeca (Feb. 2)

9. First Look: Inside the New Eataly (Aug. 2)

10. It Happened Here Again (Dec. 19) / About activists getting beat up on Walker.

11. Ghost Town: The Growing Number of Vacant Storefronts in Tribeca (Aug. 22)

12. In the News: Man Threatening to Jump from Building (Aug. 3)

13. Target’s Tribeca Store Will Have a Chobani Café (May 11)

14. Kylie Jenner Just Bought a Tribeca Penthouse (Sept. 7) / She was just renting, which is a relief.

15. New Kid on the Block: Target (Oct. 5)

16. Seen & Heard: Hank’s Juicy Beef Is Opening Soon (June 25) / No disrespect to Hank’s, but I think the main draw was an item about the percolating rumor that Trader Joe’s is opening at Sixth and Spring.

17. Loft Peeping: Gwyneth Paltrow (June 17)

18. Loft Peeping: Gerken Building Penthouse (Apr. 14)

19. Chik-Fil-A confirmed for FiDi (Nov. 10)

20. Loft Peeping: Elizabeth & Albert Watson (Jan. 9)

21. In the News: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Bought in Tribeca (Dec. 5) / He subsequently denied the report.

22. First Look: The Beekman Hotel (Aug. 23)

23. Open Letter: What Happened to Our Whole Foods Store? (Feb. 16)

24. New Kid on the Block: Two Hands Restaurant & Bar (Mar. 3)

25. First Look: Pier 26 (Dec. 15)

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In ascending order, here are the posts to receive 20 or more comments—which could include comments by me, if I was feeling illuminative or defensive:

22 comments / A New Home for Raccoon Lodge (Apr. 28)

23 / Kylie Jenner Just Bought a Tribeca Penthouse (Sept. 7) / Or not; see #14, above.

24 / Supermarket Price Check! (Feb. 23)

24 / Where to Order Chinese Food in Tribeca (Feb. 2)

25 / New Building Report Card: 290 West (Feb. 4)

25 / Seen & Heard: New Opening Forecast for Best Market (Feb. 5) / A commenter’s recap: “Jim ‘Bigmouth Jerk’ Smithers vs. A ‘I’m not the Big Meanie who started it!’ Blankety-Blank the funniest rumble in the comments section I’ve seen in years.”

25 / A Huge Crane Collapsed on Worth Street (Feb. 5)

27 / Tribeca’s Cornerstone Grill Appears to Be Closed (Feb. 6) / Or not!

32 / The Fight Over a New Greek Restaurant (Sept. 15)

34 / Ghost Town: The Growing Number of Vacant Storefronts in Tribeca (Aug. 22)

37 / Yes, It Can Happen Here (Nov. 12) / About men harassing women in front of Wolfgang’s.

43 / Balthazar Alums to Open Bistro in Tribeca (July 1)

44 / Valentine No. 53 (Aug. 29) / About the very popular Harrison at Whole Foods.

67 / Why Restaurants Hate GrubHub Seamless (Mar. 1)

75 / Open Letter: What Happened to Our Whole Foods Store? (Feb. 16)