In the News: Is the Rooftop Burglar Based on Church Street?

••• Bloomberg has a longish article on the Tribeca rooftop burglar. (The lede: “TriBeCa, the super-wealthy Manhattan enclave sprinkled with movie stars, has attracted a daring criminal who exploits the roof gardens of its converted industrial and distinctive cast-iron buildings to make off with jewelry and electronics, sometimes with residents still at home.”) Anyway, of note: “residents and police described [the burglar] as a slim, light-skinned black man in his 20s or 30s.” Also: “He is believed to live outside of the neighborhood and may be using a Church Street building as a staging ground for his home invasions,” said “Police Captain Brendan Timoney, speaking at a May 30 community council meeting for Lower Manhattan’s First Precinct.”

••• Thrillist has more details on Distilled, which opens tonight. The photos are meaty, the place is evidently going to be famous for its chicken wings, and there’s a drink on the menu called the Tribecan. P.S. Look, Distilled’s menu is now on the restaurant’s website (read a PDF by clicking that link).

••• The R train tunnel beneath the East River will be closed for at least a year. Click the Wall Street Journal graphic for info on how service will be affected.

••• The New York Times profiles Corton chef Paul Liebrandt on the eve of his Williamburg restaurant, Elm, opening. Boy, relations between Liebrandt and Drew Nieporent sure do sound frosty.

••• “Washington St. plaza gets mixed reviews.” Tourists dig it, locals don’t. —Downtown Express


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  1. Good reporting on the burglar Bloomberg should give you credit, but they steal from everyone (even clients)