In the News: Scoop Is Closing

••• The Tribeca Trust’s “jazz funeral” for south Tribeca. —Tribeca Trib

••• “After 20 years in business, Scoop NYC is done. The high-end boutique has shuttered its Soho flagship and started liquidating its remaining locations, WWD is reporting. In New York, that leaves Brookfield Place in the Financial District [sic], the Meatpacking District, and on the Upper East Side.” —Racked

••• An article in the Financial Times says that new high-end housing in Lower Manhattan is slumping: “In the first quarter of 2016, the number of deals for apartments priced over $4m dropped to their lowest level since 2012, according to data tracked by Olshan Realty.” Actually, it’s not clear if that’s specific to Lower Manhattan; most of the “evidence” in the article is not. But this is interesting: “Downtown buyers are more likely to be from the US; only 15 per cent of buyers are from overseas, says [Jonathan Miller, chief executive of appraisal firm Miller Samuel], against 50 per cent in Midtown.” The FT is behind a paywall, so you may have to access the article via the Twitter link.

••• People want to learn to do a handstand, including Tribecan Chip Foley, who’s getting help from Lyons Den Power Yoga. —New York Times

••• About the statue of John Watts in the Trinity Church graveyard. —Broadsheet

••• There was a fire below Vesey Street. —Tribeca Trib

••• Meltkraft grilled-cheese chain is opening at 3 Hanover Square in FiDi. —DNAinfo

••• Crain’s wrote that Greenpoint pizzeria “Paulie Gee’s signed a 10-year lease for 1,900 square feet at 110 Franklin St. in Tribeca,” but then added it’s at the corner of Noble, so it’s actually in Greenpoint. Bummer.

••• “Governors Island is set to open for the 2016 season on May 28—which is, incredibly, just three weeks away—but one of its newest attractions isn’t quite ready for its public debut. The Trust for Governors Island announced today that The Hills, the latest element of the park’s total transformation, will officially open to the public on July 19.” Photo by Max Touhey. —Curbed



  1. What’s the rationale for using sic in the story about Scoop?