Seen & Heard: Details on the Lockdown for Tomorrow’s Parade

••• The security precautions for tomorrow’s ticker-tape parade are draconian, as expected. From the Downtown Alliance:

The parade will begin at West Street and Battery Place in Lower Manhattan at 11:00am and proceed northbound on Broadway, ending at Duane Street and City Hall.

NYPD may begin street closings (Broadway, Park Row, Spruce, Reade, Chambers, Battery Place, South End Avenue) several hours prior to the 11:00am start of the parade. Employees should be encouraged to use public transportation, and if possible, avoid driving to work. [I bet they close Warren and Murray, too—and probably many others.]

The MTA will be either closing certain subway exits or by-passing stations depending on crowds and buses will be re-routed depending on street closures. Subway entrances and exits around City Hall on the 4,5,6,R lines will close around 9:30 am. New York City Bus service along Broadway will be detoured, affecting both Manhattan local bus service as well as Express bus service. Specific route info will be posted at affected stops.

Building occupants and employees are encouraged to carry business identification at all times.

Please take into consideration the impact of street closures on business deliveries and meetings – Businesses on or near Broadway should not plan to receive any deliveries after 10pm on Thursday, deliveries may resume Friday after 5pm.

Pedestrians will be able to cross Broadway at the following locations: Exchange Alley, Cedar Street, Cortlandt Street, Fulton Street and Reade Street. These locations will be subject to closure depending on crowd size and timing of parade. [You can’t cross Broadway anywhere between Reade and Fulton?!]

The Downtown Connection bus will not be running the day of the parade.

••• A tipster reports that Il Giglio put a farewell outgoing message on its voicemail: “We have had a great 25 years with all of our great customers, but the restaurant is now closed. Thank you.”

••• Another tipster spotted an eviction notice at 138 W. Broadway, where Robin Brouillette had been subletting to Ruum, until it recently closed.

••• Another tipster notes that south Soho is getting an M&M store: It’s at 434 Broadway, just north of Howard.

MandM store 434 Broadway Soho••• And Fika redecorated its Tribeca location. The low banquette/seat things have been replaced with tables that are easier to eat at.

Fika Tribeca tweet


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  1. Eviction usually occurs for a good solid reason!