10/30 News: Burgermobile

frites-n-meats-1-by-tribeca-citizenfrites-n-meats-2-by-tribeca-citizen• Grub Street reads on UrbanDaddy about a new food truck setting up shop in Tribeca: “Frites ’N’ Meats—no relation to Kibbles n’ Bits—slings wagyu burgers served on Balthazar potato buns with a selection of Murray’s cheeses.” Its Twitter says it’s at Greenwich and Chambers “today and everyday.” Having already committed myself to finishing up leftovers for lunch, I popped by to check it out, and customers were lining up. If any cops give the workers trouble for parking in front of a hydrant, maybe they can appease them with a burger or two.

• From Gothamist: “Though former Fox 5 TV reporter Mike Sheehan originally said ‘neigh’ to charges that he was drunk when he drove into a mounted police officer in March, yesterday he pleaded guilty to driving while impaired by alcohol. Sheehan drove into the horse and cop on Varick Street in Tribeca, leaving the cop with a bruised leg and the horse with cuts, bruises and scrapes; he refused to take a Breathalyzer test after the accident. In true Fox news style, Sheehan had claimed that the horse was actually to blame for colliding with him. Sheehan was fired by Channel 5 after the incident; he had worked there for 16 years. […] Yesterday Sheehan was sentenced to five days of community service, lost his driver’s license for 90 days and was fined $500. […] Happily, the horse survived.”

Washington Market Park will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saurday in preparation for the Halloween party.

• Downtown Express has interviews with two school principals, Nancy Harris of Spruce Street School and Terri Ruyter of P.S. 276. There’s also a progress report on construction at and around the World Trade Center site.

• “I  just don’t think there was a lot of love there. I think they didn’t engage the neighborhood. I’m not going to really dwell on their mistakes, but New York is so neighborhood-driven now. If you don’t embrace the neighborhood a little then you’re kind of screwed no matter where you are. We always keep a good chunk of tables for walk-ins and especially locals. And if we don’t have something for good customers we’ve developed so far, we’ll say, ‘Oh yeah we will give you a call at home and tell you when something opens up.'” —Locanda Verde chef Andrew Carmellini on Ago—the restaurant formerly in Locanda Verde’s space—and Tribeca in an interview with Blackbook.

gas-station-by-tribeca-citizen• Walking along the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park yesterday, I was surprised to notice that the gas station at the corner of West and Canal is gone (and by gone I mean leveled). It seems a shame, if only because the space isn’t exactly ideal for much of anything else.

• If you notice anything new or interesting, please email me at editor@tribecacitizen.com. And if you want to pitch in—whether you have an idea how you might help or not—let me know!