In the News: A Big New Tribeca Gym

••• Planet Fitness is opening a 15,700-square-foot gym on the ground floor of the Sheraton Tribeca (the big brown building on Canal, between Sixth and Church). —The Real Deal

••• The New York Times shopping critic (I know, right?) reviews Shinola. News to me: You can test-ride a bike.

••• “Following the meeting, [Battery Park City Authority chairperson Dennis] Mehiel […] said that [ex-president Demetrios] Boutris had been working 70 to 80 hours a week, seven days a week, and had taken a 40 percent pay cut to come to the authority. Mehiel indicated that Boutris had another ‘time sensitive’ offer in the private sector that he wished to accept. He said that he believed that Boutris would be moving back to California [….] Mehiel said that neither he nor anyone else had placed any pressure on Boutris to resign and that there was no truth to rumors that Boutris was being investigated by a New York State agency.” —Downtown Express

••• A “63-year-old man was riding a northbound 1 subway train at Chambers Street about 5 p.m. Aug. 14 when he sneezed. An opportunistic thief chose that moment to grab the Samsung Galaxy S3 from the man’s hand, the victim told police.” —DNAinfo


1 Comment

  1. The review of Shinola seems oddly churlish to me. No, it’s not like when you buy something there you’re paying one hundred cents on the dollar for Detroit’s future, but to suggest that kind of marketing push doesn’t help fan the flame isn’t entirely honest. He admits it does, but only tentatively.