In the News: Da Silvano Has Closed

••• Gothamist wrote up the recent attack on LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter activists. Of note: Connor “Hicks said that he and [Peter] Soeller went to the First Precinct around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and began the complaint filing process, only to back out. ‘We were open and honest about being activists and the cop was listening, but he really didn’t seem that interested,’ Hicks alleged. He added that he’s now hoping to acquire surveillance footage from nearby buildings without NYPD assistance.” If you have useful footage I can put you in touch with the activists.

••• Ace Programs for the Homeless “stopped cleaning the streets of Soho, Tribeca and Nolita in October due to ‘ever-increasing costs associated with providing donation-based sanitation services’ in those neighborhoods, Executive Director James Martin said in a statement.” And now it’s moving to Long Island City because of the high office rent in Soho. —DNAinfo

••• Da Silvano restaurant, on Sixth between Houston and Bleecker, has closed. It’s out of my usual jurisdiction, but I suspect a lot of Tribecans are fond of it. —New York Post

••• Grub Street came up with a list of the city’s best pubs: Walker’s made the cut, as did three FiDi/Seaport bars (the White Horse Tavern, Paris Café, and Suspenders). But no Ear Inn?

••• The CFDA visited the Tribeca home of fashion designer Stacey Bendet (Alice+Olivia), “a high-end circus-like tea party equipped with everything from a chandelier in the shape of a ship to black and white checkered floors contrasted with pops of bright color to velvet furniture in every imaginable shape.” When I was an editor, I was ruthless about meaningless use of “from/to”—if there’s not a legitimate spectrum there, it’s verboten. In any event, the photos by Tory Rust are entertaining; Bendet was all in.

••• Eater reviews Harold’s Meat + Three and likes it, if you “order wisely” (which is accurate at most every restaurant…). New since my visits to Harold’s: “A free biscuit often precedes your meal and a tiny soft-serve cone follows it.”

••• The New York Times built a map (with a lot of accompanying text) showing where New York City buildings’ shadows fall as the day progresses. “One of the shadiest strips in the city is in the financial district, at Cedar Street between Williams and Pearl [below, in winter]. It receives no direct sunlight on the winter solstice, the summer solstice or the autumnal equinox. Developers here built the city’s first skyscrapers on plots originally intended for Dutch villagers. The result is a maze of dark narrow corridors formed by tall street walls that block out much of the sky.”


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  1. Hi…I’m surprised to see no comment on the passing of ACE Programs, which has done wonderful work in this neighborhood for many years and which has turned around the lives of so many.