In the News: Police Seek Attempted Rapist

••• “Police are looking for a man wearing a blazer and dress shoes who followed a 39-year-old woman into her Tribeca apartment building Friday night, pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her, authorities say. Another man walked in during the attack around 9:15 p.m. and scared the would-be rapist away, police said. The woman was treated for bruises at the hospital.” —NBC New York (I couldn’t get its video to embed, so the above is from ABC)

••• “Tribeca residents living above the epicenter of Holland Tunnel gridlock are taking to the streets—Hudson Street, that is—in hopes of halting the incessant and inevitably unproductive honking that goes on outside their windows.” They’re holding up signs. —Tribeca Trib

••• “Room or light? Tribeca or Chelsea? 2 lofts sold above ask at $2.645 million have different charms.” —Manhattan Loft Guy (the Tribeca one is 56 Thomas)

••• The New York Post likes Khe-Yo.

••• Brookfield Financial Properties bought the New York Mercantile Exchange Building next door. —New York Post

••• American Cut, the Marc Forgione steakhouse in the old Trattoria Cinque space, opens Friday. —New York Times

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  1. When the tunnel horns sound at outside my window at 2am, (as they have done for decades) I have a fantasy of following the honkers home, waiting until they are asleep, and then honking in front of their house for two hours.
    I realize it would not end well, so I tend to stay in bed and manage to fall back asleep.

  2. Do you know where in tribeca the assault took place?

  3. Dont know for certain where the attack took place, but have heard it was in North TriBeCa along Hudson St.

  4. Looks like the camera caught him walking along the stretch on Hudson somewhere between Issey Miyake and Nobu.

  5. @Jolene good location spotting. I did see a reporter reporting on the story right between the Hudson (nee Jin) Market and Issey Miyake.
    Very scary. Strange coincidence with an invitation I saw today to the monthly 1st precinct community meeting.
    Meetings: The precinct community council meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the last Thursday of each month at the First Precinct ( 16 Ericsson Pl ). There are no meetings held July / August.