In the News: FiDi Assault

••• “A woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger as she walked down a Financial District street early Wednesday morning. The victim, 23, was walking at Fulton and Cliff streets around 2:45 a.m. when the suspect approached her from behind, police said.” There’s surveillance video if you think you might recognize him. (DNAinfo)

••• François Payard Bakery is among the establishments coming to the Goldman Sachs compound in Battery Park City. I don’t think we knew that! I do love their croissants. (Midtown Lunch)

••• Eben Freeman, “director of bar operations and innovation for Altamarea Group” (Marea, Ai Fiori, etc.), has a thing for T & T Plastic Land on Church Street: “Four years ago, when Mr. Freeman was opening the now-defunct restaurant Tailor in SoHo, he found that the machine being used to create near-perfectly square ice cubes couldn’t keep up with the volume required. “I started getting these compartment boxes from Plastic Land and using them to make cubes,” he said. Made from food-safe plastic, they come in various sizes, with and without lids, though Mr. Freeman prefers the ones with lids, which can be stacked in the freezer.” (New York Times)

••• “Trinity Real Estate signed a 99-year lease with an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners to build an office building at the stalled development site at 330 Hudson St. […] The Boston-based real estate investment firm is planning an approximate 350,000-square-foot office building, including about 20,000 square feet of retail space at its base. Plans call for incorporating the site’s existing eight-story former warehouse into the new building.” That’s between Charlton and Spring; it was to be a hotel, but that deal got messy. Then we heard Pearson was moving in, which may not be happening now. (Crain’s)

••• “Tribeca bar Weather Up has launched some new menus for summer. For food, look out for shrimp tacos, a roast beef sandwich, and oysters sugarman.” Why are we reading about this on Eater? Come on, Weather Up! Think global, spin local!



  1. I’ve lived here for 40 years. What’s with the FiDi? Will you soon say TriBi? How cute. I used to like to read your website but now you are annoying me.

  2. Don’t sweat it, TC. Eater may be behind the times. I had the fish tacos and roast beef sandwich weeks ago. They’re both awesome, but I wouldn’t say they’re new offerings.

  3. @Karen: I often worry about the ways I might be annoying people, and using FiDi wasn’t even on the list. Like it or not, FiDi has become pretty standard usage. (I tried to get people to call it the Tip, but it didn’t take.)

  4. @Erik – you noho have to put up with KaGla, she is soho being a Dumbo.