In the News: Hoping to Make ReBeCha Happen

••• The New York Times album of photos by Janet Delaney—of downtown New York City in the 1980s—is great, but the mother lode is at Delaney’s website. Above: “Woman with Tree,” from 1987.

••• A reader of the New York Times thinks that the area around Nassau Street should be called ReBeCha, for Rectangle Below Chambers Street. Personally, I prefer RectaBelCh. Anyway, it’s never gonna happen; you live in FiDi, or maybe the Seaport if you’re feeling ambitious. (When my husband moved to the west side of City Hall Park in the mid-90s, he tried calling the area CiHa, for City Hall, because at that point it wasn’t Tribeca. No one bit.)

••• Oliver E. Allen’s latest history column in the Tribeca Trib is “The Licorice Connection on North Moore Street.”

••• Christy Frank of Frankly Wines joined the New York Times wine panel discussion of Oregon pinot noir.

••• “In December 2012, Battery Park City residents Elena Liao and Frederico Ribeiro started a little business called Té Company, headquartered in their apartment. They sold oolong tea via the Internet and from time to time, at the New Amsterdam Market on South Street. […] On Oct. 23, 2015, they opened a tearoom at 163 W. 10th St. and Té Company became their full-time occupation.” —Downtown Post NYC

••• “A new animated short is taking straphangers on a whimsical trip through the history of subway car design—while they chase down their own trains. For two minutes, at the top of every hour, a stop-motion short film called the ‘The Blowing Bowler’ is now playing on 52 large LED screens throughout the Fulton Center.” —DNAinfo

••• “Trinity Church has sold a 44 percent share in its portfolio of Hudson Square real estate to the sovereign wealth fund (i.e., state-owned investment trust) of Norway for $1.56 billion. The overall value of the package of 11 buildings (which contain 4.9 million square feet of rentable space) was pegged at $3.5 billion. The deal between Trinity and Norges (which gives the latter a 75-year partnership interest) was negotiated over the summer, finalized in November, and closed a few days before the new year.” —Broadsheet

••• “A suspect robbed two banks nine days apart in Tribeca and the East Village, cops said Saturday. In both crimes, the thief passed a note to tellers demanding cash, police said. In the first robbery, of an Apple Savings Bank on Church Street and Park Place on Dec. 21, the crook made off with $907.” —New York Post


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  1. Christy Frank is awesome! Her store is a friendly, welcoming place. Good for her.