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  • 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

  • These were amazing to read! Thank you so much for sharing them! There is a wonderful intimacy you had with your city. "But no matter how much construction there is, and how many towers go up, they can never fill the sky." This is such a beautiful turn of phrase! — Joanna on The Recollections of Jane Freeman (Part 4)

  • Start with the roughly $650K hard costs filed as the cost of work with the DOB for the various applications. Add soft costs and decorations and you are at $1 million without too much of a stretch. — James on Denny’s Has Closed

  • will there be jazz in 2018, and where might we locate that info? — Russ Dantzler on A New Jazz Club

  • Think of what that Denny's cost to build. WOW! — Bruce on Denny’s Has Closed

  • Pretentious, gloomy, good riddance. How about a news-stand? A mom-and-pop convenience store? Oh that's right, only upscale now allowed in. — George Bacon on Aesop Has Closed Its Tribeca Shop

  • Duane Reade has cut back dramatically in new locations though they are opening their newest shortly at the Oculus, Sephora is opening a huge store at One Wall Street and recently also opened at the WTC. Ricky's, on the other hand......... :-) — Luis Vazquez (FiDi Fan Page) on Denny’s Has Closed

  • So we shouldn't criticize a store like Whole Foods that charges top dollar for poor service because we are better off that people in refugee camps in Syria. That makes perfect sense. — IJM on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • That Denny's also had a well stocked bar. Kinda sad to see it go, but I suppose a Duane Reade or perhaps a Sephora or another Ricky's will do better biz ;-) — en_b on Denny’s Has Closed

  • It's really disheartening to see more people lose their light from exposures that will now be obliterated by buildings. It's feeling like midtown around here. — ktaverna on The Next Wave of New Buildings in Tribeca