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  • E, I have to agree with Tammy - get a writer or an assistant to help you with the workload. I have always been amazed by your work and how time-consuming it must be. Please try to find a way to make it work for you... and more selfishly - for us. TC is just too valuable a resource for the neighborhood to lose. Also, maybe you can poll subscribers and see who would be willing to go the paywall option. I know I would. — F on State of the Site

  • The POP issue comes up in, "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City," a documentary that's worth watching for downtown residents. It shows how perilously close we came to a disaster in urban planning -- Robert Moses' Lower Manhattan Expressway. Thankfully, Jane Jacobs and other residents effectively opposed it. — Jon on First Look: The Four Seasons Plaza

  • Whoever goes into that space on the corner could really take advantage of this upgraded square. Ive always been so inspired by the spring bulbs here...one of my favorite squares in the neighborhood! — en_b on Seen & Heard: Work to Start Soon on Bogardus Plaza

  • I LOVE that this work is being done for the park. Love it - but man - 18 months?! For some perspective, the Empire State Building was built in one year, 45 days. — F on Seen & Heard: Work to Start Soon on Bogardus Plaza

  • As indispensable to Tribeca as the Raccoon Lodge was, but all good things come to end. After 13 years in Tribeca I've swapped out for Brooklyn, and there's nothing comparable in the new 'hood, Tribeca Citizen maintains the sense of community downtown amongst the crazy changes, will be a shame when you move onto pastures new. — AndyC on State of the Site

  • WeWork is taking the fifth, sixth, and seventh floors; it's unclear whether they're doing anything on the ground floor. http://tribecacitizen.com/2017/04/16/seen-heard-free-outdoor-concert-lineup/ — Erik Torkells on Seen & Heard: Rumored Grocery/Restaurant

  • Silver Lining was the best spot in Tribeca, by far, in my 16 1/2 years here. But not a good spot for a restaurant like Accapella, which already has trouble filling seats on the busiest street corner in the area. Too hidden. My dad's favorite when he visits, wish them well! — JD on More on Acappella’s Move

  • This is my favorite site for news above all others. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Sad to hear this news but understandable and best of luck! — JD on State of the Site

  • Having lived in other major metropolitan areas (SF and Chicago, both for years), I've never come across a site/newsletter anything like TC since moving to Tribeca a year ago. Sure, there are local hubs of larger orgs that regularly churn out community-related news…but as many have stated above, it’s your voice, heart and opinion that is so differentiating and compelling. You speak as one of our own; someone who cares about each of the topics covered on a deeply personal level—and it shines through. Whether writing about another sad closing of a beloved eatery or counting how many trash bags are fluttering in our neighborhood trees, I cannot imagine anyone else having such a vested interest, passion or eloquence. — Steven on State of the Site

  • Thanks and congratulations to the Friends of Bogardus for effecting the transformation of a concrete triangle with a few trees between two busy streets into to a beautiful oasis! We can't wait. — NV on Seen & Heard: Work to Start Soon on Bogardus Plaza

  • Yes, Erik, you and your gifts are nonpareil and sui generis. How auspicious, for all of Tribeca. — jane freeman on State of the Site

  • For what it's worth I'd pay a subscription fee to TC without the slightest hesitation, and fully accept the presence of ads as part of the buy-in. I pay for The NY Times online and there are ads, and I'd argue the hyper-local news is of more (not less) value to most on a day-to-day basis. I just ask the ads not becoming to invasive like the ones that are often placed smack in the the middle of a story. — Harley on State of the Site

  • We moved to DUMBO 4 yrs ago... for very similar reasons. — Jeff on Montessori School of Manhattan Is Closing Its Tribeca Campus

  • Betty hit the nail on the head. You are a special voice. You could find someone to take over, but it would never be with the heart you put into this special site. 5000 subscribers! Incredible. I, for one, am a true testament to the fabulous job you do, not even living in Tribeca. Having said all that, I have often wondered how you pulled TC off. I recall jokingly asking you once how you did such a great job with the site plus had a "real" job as well as a relationship. It's a lot and you should be proud of your incredible accomplishments. If you ever choose to make a change, such as one you suggested in your post, I will miss you greatly. Until then, I will enjoy your voice. — C.J on State of the Site

  • this might be delayed intel, but i just saw this morning a wework designed window decal on the american flatbread space on the canal facing windows. — mfs on Seen & Heard: Rumored Grocery/Restaurant

  • Tribeca is becoming more and more of a ghost town with everyone leaving due to landlord greed. It isn't vibrant anymore. I'm also thinking of a change --- moving to a neighborhood that's more fun --- with little taquerias and good restaurants, a mix of people other than parents with strollers, galleries as well as graffiti. A neighborhood with more than schools and empty storefronts. — Janet on Montessori School of Manhattan Is Closing Its Tribeca Campus

  • Adding a paywall isn't actually simple; readers would hate it; and there's little precedent for it at the hyperlocal level. Also, it strikes me as a bit much to charge for subscriptions *and* include advertising, but the latter is far more lucrative than the former could ever be. — Erik Torkells on State of the Site

  • the neighborhood and community are enhanced by your writing and reporting. you are more than the mom & pop storefront that readers are frequently stunned and saddened by the closing - you really are part of the heart of the area, not even bound by the confines of Tribeca...Find a partner, find a writer, find some way to reorganize to bring joy the job! ...or too many of us will sob. — tammy on State of the Site

  • Why not simply charge a subscription to make it a job instead of a jobby ? If you sell inevitably who ever buys it will do the same. — Ira on State of the Site

  • Did they have a permit to disturb the peace? — Derek on Seen & Heard: Kesté Pizzeria Is Open

  • I would miss this site so much, but I can't begrudge you if you wish to move on. — Janet on State of the Site

  • Make sure to always lead with the fact that you're not making any money on their construction projects, as the primary justification why you shouldn't have to suffer inconveniences. In the past I've found it really shuts them up. Otherwise, they attempt to elicit your sympathy as to how hard their work is ("but the pour was delayed," "traffic is hard," etc). Money talks. — jfrankp on Seen & Heard: Buddha Bar Update

  • The construction makes that block unsafe esp when I am walking w my kids. I don't dare to wait for the M55 bus at the bus stop there any more. Feel like an accident waiting to happen. — TribecaMom on Seen & Heard: Buddha Bar Update

  • Agree !! this is a horrible situation all around. I too experience the cement trucks plus all the disruptions and noise from before 7 to late in the evening. I have called 311 numerous times with the same result. The area is a total mess with all the other construction going on not to mention Worth street and clocktower, 56 Leonard and all of the storefronts being renovated. The noise is unbearable. I work at home plus have to negotiate truck deliveries and pickup of my own work which has gotten impossible as there is nowhere for them to park even for a few minutes. And yes there is little regard for the residents who have to live amidst it all. There is a buildout at the old knitting factory on Leonard that also is causing tons of noise all day and this renovation buildout has been going on for about a year!! And Guess what it will be a goddamn sales office for another new condo!! The irony of it all is not lost. — Grumpy on Seen & Heard: Buddha Bar Update

  • This is an outrage. I am a woman who is extremely cautious and I am still uneasy when crossing the intersections. Not knowing that one day I could possibly get clipped from a reckless driver while crossing the street. I see this all too often. I am a native New Yorker and I witness the young, old, male, and female drivers being completely irresponsible on the road. Why am I so pissed, This pedestrian in the article walking the dog is my 24 year old daughter. When she sent me this link, I couldn't breathe for a brief few seconds which felt like an eternity. I am grateful that this was published, I thank you Tribeca Citizen for speaking out and exposing this Jerk. I was able to say goodnight to my daughter that night, but had he struck her......need I say more. — Gwen G on Wrong-Way Driver Nearly Hits Pedestrian