In the News: Table Tennis Closing

••• The New York Table Tennis Foundation is closing. AARRRGGH!Tribeca Trib

••• “The owner of a Tribeca jewelry store slapped ADT Security Services with a ‘gross negligence’ suit today over claims that a faulty burglar alarm let brazen thieves make off with more than $2 million worth of gems last year. Amit Sharma [of Nirvana International] further charges that ADT committed fraud when “someone” there forged his signature on an agreement limiting the company’s liability for the break-in at his store to a measly $1,000. ‘In fact, [Sharma] never signed the agreement…a conclusion supported by an independent handwriting analysis,’ says the suit.The Manhattan federal court filing seeks at least $2.4 million for the loss of the valuable inventory, and at least $10 million more for the ‘willful, malicious and reprehensible’ forgery of Sharma’s signature.” —New York Post

••• “A man died early Saturday morning following a blow to the head near the corner of Murray and Church […]. The victim, 43, was taken to New York Downtown Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say the attack occurred around 5:30 a.m.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Harry Poulakakos & Co. have been busily making plans for financial district domination, what with those Pier A restaurants, dog-themed the Growler, and now forthcoming cocktail bar Dead Rabbit. Lauded U.K. bartender Sean Muldoon, along with Puck Fair’s Danny McDonald, has been working on the concept, which is named for an Irish gang that existed in the mid-nineteenth century, for the past year […]. Though he can’t disclose the bar’s location yet, Muldoon mentioned that he’s hoping to create a dual-drinking concept including the Tap room, a pubby pit stop open all day for Irish whiskey and craft beers, and the Parlor, an evening-only cocktail den focused on quaffs from the 1850s and 1860s.” It’s due to open in the spring. —Grub Street

••• Page Six magazine has an article about the guys opening Demi Monde in FiDi: “Demi Monde, a 120-seat restaurant at the former China Chalet in the Financial District, which opens this winter. It will serve cocktails and a New American menu including small plates, entrées and sharable snacks like bacon-wrapped dates, white anchovy bruschetta and eggplant caviar flatbreads. Unlike the diminutive East Village haunt, whose gold-flecked wallpaper catches light from chandeliers and candles, the Financial District spot, which boasts a ground-floor coffee bar (they’re working with the ‘top guys’ from Intelligentsia bean house), will have standing room and plenty of seats to spare. Classic cocktails are still the inspiration, but the pair will also experiment with cutting-edge techniques like making watermelon flash-infused vermouth using a whipped-cream canister.”

••• Manhattan Loft Guy explains some things to the Wall Street Journal.


1 Comment

  1. Wow, if ADT, a security company (!), is indeed guilty of doing what the suit charges, then a) the term “willful, malicious and reprehensible” has rarely been more immediately meaningful, and b) my view of the condition of capitalism in this country, not to mention the concept of a social contract in general, will degrade badly. Then again, if they’re not guilty, the conclusion doesn’t make me feel that much better. Thanks (I guess) for reporting this. Would otherwise never imagine such situations existed.