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  • re: unrolled coins I tried the “ask your” bank approach at TD Bank (Greenwich & Chambers) and the response, after laughing, was that they’d give me the coin rolls as a courtesy (!) and I could could come back and deposit the rolled coins at my conveince. — Ben on Seen & Heard: Disarray at Whole Foods

  • What happened to that nice looking building next to 400 Broadway? Why and when was it demolished? It is now replaced by 3 ugly low rise building 402-406 Broadway that should be gone like yesterday! — sean on Even More True Tales of Tribeca Buildings

  • Made similar decision well over a year ago... Jet (walmart) > Amazon — Jeff on In the News: Enforcers of Battery Park City

  • Does a billionaire have no shame? Whole Foods is a shadow of its former shelf and just can't get past the Dylan's Candy being shoved in our faces. One of the perks before was relating with, and purchasing from small businesses through their tastings and presence in the stores. Why must every business enterprise with these guys be connected and fueling their own bottom line? If I want Domino's Sugar I go to Best Market. I have never been a big online purchaser but am going to stop stopping Amazon which I have been noticing for a long time now that they don't have the best prices on many items anyway - hello Wallmart! — TG on In the News: Enforcers of Battery Park City

  • I totally agree with Darla. It was consensual...she could have left at any time..sad (but true) any read out of a bad sexual experience is terrible. She (a 22 year old) was there because she was famous..didn't leave because he was famous..and cried in the uber on the way home because she felt bad about what had happened. In this new era of #meToo...it seems unfair for something like this to be written- pointing a finger at someone, while she remains anonymous. — Andy on In the News: Explore Lower Manhattan in the 1990s

  • He's more than a mere Franklin Street resident! More like Franklin Street royalty. :-) "Ansari walked her to Grand Banks, an Oyster bar onboard a historic wooden schooner on the Hudson River just a few blocks away. [...] "They walked the two blocks back to his apartment building, an exclusive address on TriBeCa’s Franklin Street, where Taylor Swift has a place too." — James on In the News: Explore Lower Manhattan in the 1990s

  • Egregious over- reaction by Babe. Shouldn’t even have published this. She went home with him ( a pretty big star by then) - had a cruddy consensual sexual experience with him ( boo hoo) regretted it I guess. He even texted her the next thinking they had a nice time. One year later blAbs about it - to get her day in the sun? Opportunistic and mean. Shame on HER. Shame on Babe. Thus is not what the # metoo movement is about. — Darla on In the News: Explore Lower Manhattan in the 1990s

  • Calling tomorrow to make an appointment for a bag full of items! Welcome!! — Liz on New Kid on the Block: Shopboy

  • Our FiOS is up and running on Murray Street. On an embarrassing note, I thought my FiOS went down last month, but it turned out one of those chunks of equipment on my desk had simply become unplugged when my dog lay down on the cord and tugged it out of the socket just that little bit. Doesn't sound like that's the case for you, though... — Will Meyerhofer on Seen & Heard: Duane Park’s Groundhog Day Party

  • Disappointed it didn’t succeed. But, the customer service was horrible on all fronts. From the poor attitudes of the staff, the long wait for food and the feeling that diners weren’t welcomed with open arms...the general consensus from residents in the neighborhood was that it was a complete fail. And residents gave it a ton of chances w multiple visits, myself included. The potential was huge and the interior was impressive. It would be great to have a pancake destination that is affordable. Hopeful something needed replaces it and not another bank or check cashing place! — Denise Courter on Denny’s Has Closed

  • "Designation as a special patrolman is unique to New York City, and is granted by the Commissioner of the NYPD under section 14-106 of the New York City Administrative Code in conjunction with the New York State Criminal Procedure Law Article 2 Section 2.10 Sub 27, and are governed by protocols of Chapter 11 Title 38 of the Rules of the City of New York. This designation provides non commissioned private sector special patrolmen full powers and privileges as peace officers while on-duty, with five commissioned exceptions retaining their authority off-duty as well - school safety officers, parking control specialists, taxi and limousine inspectors, urban park rangers and evidence and property control specialists. [...] "Uniquely, for New York City, a number of private communities and entities operate their own public safety departments. Their members are either special patrolmen (and thus have Peace Officers powers in New York state) or just New York State peace officers" en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Law_enforcement_in_New_York_City — James on In the News: Enforcers of Battery Park City

  • I was thrown off by the frame of the truck - thought it was the top rail of a wall or a fence. — Andrea on Where in Tribeca…?

  • Further on a culinary note, Zuckers is now selling........Avocado Toast!! What next?? — Bob on In the News: Enforcers of Battery Park City

  • does anyone know the legal basis for having private security officers write summonses and make arrests on public property? doesn't seem right to me... — safe as milk on In the News: Enforcers of Battery Park City

  • This is a remedy from my Seamen’s Life If you allergic to any of these ingredients please do not take. For 8 years and older Not to be taken on an empty stomach 1. glass of oranges 2. squeeze three or four clove of garlic 3. mix it with 2 teaspoons honey or one tablespoon before bedtime: after few hours sweating will occur due to flushing out the toxins. The next day you should feel better. It has a good taste like a gin and tonic. . Few weeks ago my daughter Nivie was very sick with flu like symptoms she took the remedy after few hours of sweating she felt much better . I hope it will help a lot of people. — Zdislav David Lasevski on Argo Electronics Has Closed

  • I have a random question — is anyone else having issues with their Verizon Fios service? Ours has been out since Friday afternoon. They say there is an outage in the neighborhood. They also said it would be fixed by this morning, but now they’re predicting service will be back by Sunday morning. — Megco on Seen & Heard: Duane Park’s Groundhog Day Party

  • This is a remedy from my Seamen's Life If you allergic to any of these ingredients please do not take it For 8 years and older only 1 glass of orange juice (do not use fresh squeeze because there is no acid in there) 2. squeeze three or four clove of garlic 3. mix it with 2 teaspoons of honey or one tablespoon Drink it before bedtime: . I hope it will help a lot of people. — Zdislav David Lasevski on Argo Electronics Has Closed

  • In TriBeca - we keep finding ourselves going back to South's or Woodrow's for burgers; Max, Ecco or Scalini Fedeli for Italian, American Cut for Steak & Bubby's for Brunch. Best happy hours: Greenwich St Tavern, Sarabeth's & Terrior Of the new list - I was very impressed with Wooly Public (esp the atmosphere), Harry & Ida's and Blue Ribbon Federal Grill. The new restaurants that have moved in are more miss/ripoff than hit, IMO. R.I.P Cornerstone Grill. I still <3 you. — R.C. on Where Do You Like to Eat Around Here?

  • The one time we tried to eat there (1/4 capacity) we waited over 20 minutes to be seated before leaving. So not surprised... — Tom on Denny’s Has Closed

  • That's a bit like saying to someone with a broken leg that they should just bear up because others have esophageal cancer. The point of this "forum" is to discuss living conditions in our neighborhood. The people criticizing the poor service or conditions at Whole Foods are by no means saying that these are the most pressing or significant problems the world at large faces. The criticisms voiced in this context are completely appropriate in my opinion. Your umbrage seems to me misplaced. — David G. Imber on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • Booya! — Robert Ripps on Where in Tribeca…?

  • Having lived in this neighborhood for more than 20 years, I have no problem with this event. There was a time when Downtown was "too scary" to get anyone here, it's great to see this institution has not only survived, but become an internationally popular event to showcase our great city. — Dan on The Five Boro Bike Tour Might Be Quieter This Year

  • Northwest corner of Reade & Hudson. — Robert Ripps on Where in Tribeca…?

  • No live bands. That was one of the first items announced months ago. Air horns were never brought up by any side, that I recall. I’ve been very outspoken about this and very unhappy with the previous plans. I will say that CB1 really pushed Bike NYC, making them return over and over with changes. I think Bike NYC is finally making honest attempts to balance their event’s needs with neighbors. It remains to be seen whether their efforts are sufficient. If you don’t trust their plan, there is still the option to complain to Precinct 1 because issuing the permit for the amplified sound at 7 am on a Sunday that close to residences isn’t supposed to be permissible. — S on The Five Boro Bike Tour Might Be Quieter This Year

  • Will they have a live amplified band playing instead of "recorded music"? If so, this is a meaningless pledge. How about air horns? Are they still going to be blasting them? — James on The Five Boro Bike Tour Might Be Quieter This Year