In the News: Triraqis Caught on Video

••• “Police are looking for two young men who spray-painted and broke into a Tribeca building, while one was wearing a blue jacket with ‘NYPD’ printed on the back. The two men climbed the fire escape at 139 Franklin St., near Varick Street, a building home to a storage center, at about 1:53 a.m. on Dec. 7.” Someone from the 1st Precinct confirmed that they tagged the building “TRIRAQ.” Here’s a link to the above video if it’s not showing up. —DNAinfo

••• American Cut is opening an outpost at a Midtown hotel. —Eater

••• “The Dead Rabbit says Icelandic imitator stole its name and look.” —Daily News

••• If you’ve ever wondered why there are so many sidewalk sheds in New York City, Crain’s has the answer. Unmentioned: The Department of Buildings Manhattan office at 280 Broadway has been under a shed for a decade now. (For some reason the article downloads as a PDF.)

••• More than you ever wanted to know about the conversion of 70 Pine. Also, a rendering of the restaurant coming from the Spotted Pigs folks. —New York Post



  1. “…are wanted for criminal impersonation and burglary.”

    Hopefully the police catch these guys and charge them properly. It is criminal what they have done to historic buildings i the neighborhood.

  2. Maybe they were just on patrol with the Triraq Neighborhood Watch? Sweet little neighborhood boys. They shouldn’t be too hard to find.

  3. Maybe Erik could post a “Who in Tribeca?”, so Smithers or Ripps can I.D. the two young men?

  4. I can name those 2 young “men” with 4 initials? Ripps?

  5. Did they ever catch these “artists”?

  6. Sean & Andrew aka #SEKA – what up?

  7. What ever happened to this? Sean V. and Andrew are clearly depicted in this tomfoolery?