In the News: Robbery at Knifepoint

••• “Robber got away with a Land Rover and $150 in cash from a Laight Street garage on Sunday, after holding a knife to the parking attendant’s back.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “At 3:20am on Wednesday morning, Maserati, the 70 foot race boat that had been visiting North Cove for more than a month, […] officially began her pursuit of a new sailing speed record across the Atlantic.” —Broadsheet

••• “Meg Ryan is on an apartment search again, with her rocker boyfriend John Mellencamp.” What?! Nobody told me they were a couple! In the photo, Mellencamp sort of looks like Judy Davis. “But Ryan, who as we previously reported has rented at 40 Mercer St., is now looking to buy. The actress recently toured a condo at Tribeca’s 51 Walker St. that was once rented by Leonardo DiCaprio. […] Ryan and Mellencamp also visited the Marble House triplex unit at Tribeca’s 60 Collister St.” —New York Post

••• “A redesign of 1 World Trade Center’s mast may cost the building its 1,776-foot stature.” Seriously, this is a concern? It could also lose “its claim to unseating the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago as the tallest building in America. It would not even be the second-tallest building in America. That is the Trump International Hotel and Tower, also in Chicago.” Pictured: The old design (left) and the new one. —New York Times

••• “In the latest example of his increasing focus on his next mayoral campaign, William C. Thompson Jr. informed the Cuomo administration on Wednesday that he was stepping down as chairman of the Battery Park City Authority.” —New York Times

••• FiDi bar-and-someday-café Demi Monde “officially opens to the public on May 18, but the rumor is that they’ll start letting regular customers into the space as early as this Saturday night.” I’m confused by the use of “regular” in the context of a yet-to-open restaurant. —Eater


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