In the News: Julie Menin

••• Following up on “roving firebomb” comment at this week’s CB1 Tribeca meeting: “The Frites ‘N’ Meats truck was carrying four propane tanks but was only allowed to have two, a source said.” (DNAinfo)

••• The townhouse at 27 Harrison is now $1 million more expensive than it was in January. (Curbed)

••• “In a unanimous ruling, the state Appellate Division gave a green light to a proposed Sanitation Department facility, including a salt-storage shed at Spring Street and the West Side Highway, despite opposition from the community and stars like James Gandolfini, REM frontman Michael Stipe, Jennifer Connelly, John Slattery and Kirsten Dunst. The ruling paves the way to move much of Sanitation’s facilities from Gansevoort Street to near the entrance of the Holland Tunnel, much to the chagrin of those who live in the area and are concerned about a fleet of garbage trucks in the neighborhood.” (New York Post) The headline, by the way, was “Snooty Celebs in Santita-shun,” which is a bit much—is it snooty not to want a garbage-truck garage where you live? But then the Post called the area Tribeca, which is just wrong.

••• Speaking of which: “A handful of trees surrounding the construction site of a $500 million sanitation garage were removed.” (DNAinfo)

••• The New York Observer profiles CB1 chair Julie Menin, who appears to be running for Manhattan borough president.

••• “A gas leak at 20 River Terrace was caused when a contractor hit a gas main, Con Edison said.” (DNAinfo)

••• Community Board 2 denied the Trump Soho’s request for restaurant seating on the adjacent plaza. Really? That plaza could use some sort of energy. (Curbed)


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