In the News: Shoe Repair Gets the Boot After 27 Years

••• “Cobbler Express Shoe Repair, which opened in 1988 in what was then called the World Financial Center, is being kicked out of its home amid renovations to convert Lower Manhattan the complex, now known as Brookfield Place, to a luxury mall.” —DNAinfo

••• “Two members of a biker mob that attacked a Tribeca dad”—I thought he was from FiDi, but whatever—”in a frightening incident that was caught on video pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for jail-free deals. Allen Edwards and Edwin Rodriguez copped to second-degree assault and first-degree riot charges stemming from the Sept. 29, 2013, biker rally that also netted the arrest of undercover NYPD Detective Wojciech Braszczok.” —New York Daily News

••• Barneys closed its Soho branch. —Racked

riff••• The hotel at 102 Greenwich will be called the Riff Downtown; there’s another Riff in Chelsea. They’re heavy on the op art.—FiDi Fan Page

••• “A driver said he wanted ‘to take out a police officer’ after he hit a Port Authority squad car with his Audi Wednesday night, officials said. Matthew Cash, a 24-year-old from Easton, Pa., was driving in the fire lane on Varick Street when he struck two parked cars and finally slammed into the Port Authority police car near Watts Street and the entrance to the Holland Tunnel about 7:50 p.m.” He said he was on PCP. —DNAinfo

••• “Most patient sellers in the world sell 15 Broad Street loft after 3 years.” At least they’re getting out before this schlockfest arrives. —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• Soho Rep’s Winners and Losers is reviewed by the New York Times, which calls it “frisky,” “slight,” and “entertaining.”

••• Details on the proposed flood barriers for 140 West. —Curbed


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  1. I dread the day when George’s Shoe Repair at 109 Church is no longer there. It seems inevitable, the way things are going. He’s been a neighborhood stalwart for so long, and his work has always been fantastic. Just had to mention…