In the News: Subway Conductor Attacked with Coffee Stirrers

••• New York City is trading pay phones for LinkNYC “digital hubs,” also knows new places to slap stickers on. Maybe the Department of Transportation could’ve been involved so we wouldn’t need these and the “wayfaring” signage? —Wall Street Journal

••• Aborted bank robbery at the Valley National Bank on Church. Also: Subway conductor attacked with wooden coffee stirrers. —Tribeca Trib

••• Bâtard won Eater‘s “Restaurant of the Year” award (finalists chosen by editors were voted on by readers).

••• A Broadsheet article on kids’ store Ruum says “The Tribeca shop […] is a popup through January 15, 2015, but [CEO Ezra] Dabah assures us that Ruum will stay in Tribeca either in its current location or nearby.”

••• “The Market has its way with ‘above ask’ Tribeca Space loft sale, as is its wont.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• A French tourist was arrested after climbing up a Brooklyn Bridge beam. —DNAinfo

••• FiDi is getting yet another crappy hotel (at 50 Trinity Place). This one is especially unappealing. —The Real Deal (images courtesy the Real Deal)

50 Trinity Place courtesy Real Deal


1 Comment

  1. I could be wrong, but I believe the rendering showed was from the prior developer. That said, I have NO confidence that a better design will rise here. NONE. It just might not be this one. As no flag was announced, it will depend on what kind of hotel it will be. This particular corner doesn’t lend itself to high end. :-)