In the News: Man Threatening to Jump from Building

potential jumper at 401 Broadway••• As of 20 minutes ago, a person was threatening to jump from on the west side of 401 Broadway. He’s in that strip of shadow, balancing on a beam about six stories from the top. Also: Walker is closed between Broadway and Church. UPDATE:

tweet 1st precinct jumper copy••• Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote, the Midtown restaurant specializing in steak frites, is opening an outpost at 15 Watts (just east of Thompson). —Eater

••• “There are more than 5,100 new people working in Lower Manhattan, compared to this time last year, and another 10,000 are on the way, according to a new report from the Downtown Alliance.” —Broadsheet

••• “Elio Guaitolini, whose namesake restaurant on the Upper East Side, Elio’s, has served as an informal clubhouse for Manhattan’s social and media elite since opening in 1981, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan,” starts the New York Times obituary. Guaitolini was also an owner of ROC. Emails ROC’s Stacy Cadolini: “We will be forever grateful for the opportunity Elio gave my husband, Rocco, in opening ROC. Elio’s is an institution, part of New York City history. And it’s the place where Rocco and I met 20 years ago. Elio’s will forever be etched in our hearts.”

••• 13-17 Laight, better known ad the building where Tribeca Cinemas used to be, has been sold to “Gary Tischler’s Vanbarton Group for $90 million. […] Vanbarton expects to redevelop the buildings into a premier mixed-use office retail and lifestyle facility.” Any guesses what “lifestyle facility” might mean? —New York Post

13-17 Laight



  1. According to someone on the ground, the guy (jumper) allegedly murdered his girlfriend.