In the News: Tribecan Seeks Three-Way

••• The Old New York Page on Facebook posted this OldNYCphotos.com photo of the building at Hudson and Reade in 1914. OldNYCphotos.com also sells prints and posters, as well as commercial usage.

••• “CB1 to Hear Presentation Tonight about Future of Community Sailing Programs at North Cove Marina: North Cove Marina has struggled to remain relevant to area residents since the departure of the local resident and small businessman who ran a school, club, and camp there for decades, before being removed by the Battery Park City Authority in 2015.” —Broadsheet

••• “Fowler & Wells, Tom Colicchio’s new restaurant in The Beekman Hotel, is now serving weekday lunch. ” —Eater

••• “A man had a hat stolen right off his head while strolling in Battery Park City, police said. The 44-year-old was walking across the corner of Warren Street and River Terrace on Dec. 27 at about 8 p.m.” The perp was a teenager. —DNAinfo

••• An establishment called the Alexander Hamilton Tavern is opening at 96 Greenwich, where the Pussycat Lounge once was. —FiDi Fan Page

••• “Say farewell to the Best Western Seaport (on the corner of Front and Peck Slip) as it closed for business at the end of the year. The Best Western was originally slated to become a chic Cipriani Hotel, but Howard Hughes swooped in with a higher bid at the last minute during last Spring’s auction. Presumably it will remain a hotel, but for now HHC is mum on the ‘upgrade.'” —FiDi Fan Page

••• “A piece of metal mysteriously crashed into the window of an 18th floor hotel room Wednesday, causing glass and the metal slab itself to fall more than 150 feet to the ground, authorities said. The metal, about 1 foot by 1 foot in size, hit the window of a Millennium [sic] Hilton Hotel room, at 55 Church St., just before 4 p.m.” Was it the side of the hotel that faces the under-construction 3 World Trade Center? Also, one of these days I’m going to find out why the hotel spells its name “Millenium.”—DNAinfo

••• Two Christmases ago, Adam bought me a subscription to Time Out magazine “so you can find things for us to do.” Anyway, I often take a look at it even though I find it pretty weak and aimed at 25 year-olds, and this made me giggle. (The sexpert’s answer also includes going to “the kind of bar where open-minded people hang out.” Better advice might be to go at 3 a.m.)

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  1. That’s a great picture of the Morgan’s Market corner. Funny, there’s still a little iron fence at the lot line end of the raised sidewalk, but the current one isn’t nearly as attractive or stately.

  2. https://www.wired.com/2000/12/a-millennial-mix-up/

    “Talk to the folks at the Hilton Millenium — a swanky 58-story structure in New York City’s financial district — and they’re quick to admit that the unique spelling of the name has raised a few eyebrows.

    “‘We get asked about it a lot,’ said Evelyn Hall, who handles public relations for the luxury hotel.

    “The building’s current name dates back to the early 1990s, she said, when the its former owner deliberately chose to spell ‘Millenium’ with a single ‘n.’

    “At the time, he was well aware that the spelling was wrong, and that millennium should be written with two Ns, Hall said. However, he figured the small aberration in nomenclature would make the hotel stand out from the crowd.”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB867187592788190500

    A few years ago, Peter Kalikow opened a hotel in downtown Manhattan and called it the Millenium because, he said, “it looked lousy with two n’s.” Mr. Kalikow went broke. The hotel was taken over by CDL Hotels International Ltd., which bought a second hotel uptown and named it the Millennium — with two n’s.

    This mixes up guests, but not because of spelling; they just can’t remember whether they belong uptown or downtown.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/30/realestate/commercial-property-downtown-hotels-bond-vista-marriott-now-comes-the-millenium.html

    “Mr. Kalikow has also plotted an independent course orthographically, with his deliberate misspelling of ‘millennium.’ But he had his reasons. Spelled correctly in the hotel’s logotype, which employs a condensed type face, the word was ‘ugly’ and illegible, he said. ‘It looked like ‘melon,’ or something.’

    “There was an even more appealing reason. ‘It aids us in absolutely locking it in as a trademark,’ Mr. Kalikow said, with obvious relish. ‘If someone opens a restaurant two blocks away and calls himself Millenium and spells it with one ‘n,’ he’s dead meat.'”

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