In the News: The Police Dog of 19th-Century Tribeca

19-21 Leonard courtesy Daytonian in Manhattan••• Daytonian in Manhattan looks into the history of 19-21 Leonard, built in 1868 as a police station. As usual, the post is as much about life in New York City as it is about the building per se.

Strike police dog by New York Daily Tribune••• Serendipitously, the Hatching Cat looks at the life of Strike, the police dog who lived at the 19-21 Leonard station at the turn of the 19th century. It’s terrific stuff. (The photo is of Strike in 1906, from the New York Daily Tribune.)

••• The Wall Street Journal explains why chefs like to open restaurants at hotels; it touches on Wolfgang Puck’s Cut at the Four Seasons, Harold’s Meat + Three at the Arlo, and Augustine and Fowler & Wells at the Beekman, all of which are scheduled to open this month.

••• Several thefts in the Tribeca Trib police blotter, including this one: “A 35-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when a stranger hit him on the head with a baseball bat, then stole the victim’s cell phone from his hand. The alleged assailant was arrested and the phone was recovered from him. The victim was taken to the hospital with a laceration above the left eye.”

••• The Wall Street Journal‘s wine columnist checked out the iPic cinema in Ft. Lee, N.J., offering a preview of what to expect in the Seaport District next month.

••• A water main broke under the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. —DNAinfo


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  1. With Cut and Del Friscos coming to the area, we are going to have some really nice steak options. Wolfgang’s is also terrific, but Cut is likely going to be one of the top steak houses in the city and certainly the best downtown. Very exciting.