In the News: The History of Lispenard’s Meadow

••• A profile of the Mysterious Bookshop. —New York Times

••• “Tired of the eyesore that is the fortress-like security zone around the New York Stock Exchange at Wall and Broad streets, the Downtown Alliance is looking to bring a warmer welcome to the pedestrian-heavy streets that crisscross the area. This month the business improvement district will begin sorting through proposals from consultants.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “A man was attacked by a couple pushing a child in a stroller at the City Hall subway station on Centre Street, according to the NYPD. The 37-year-old man got into an argument with the couple on the southbound 4, 5 and 6 platform on Jan. 13 at about 5:55 p.m., police said. The male suspect, who was wearing a black Pelle Pelle jacket, pulled out a box cutter, threatened the victim and then swung the blade at him.” —DNAinfo

••• The Broadsheet congratulates L’Appart restaurant at Le District for its Michelin star (but refers to Jungsik as “Junk-Sik” and wrongly attributes Rosanjin to David Bouley).

••• Sergey Kandinsky, author of Hidden Waters of New York City, looks at Lispenard’s Meadow, “the long-forgotten wetland in what is now the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan.” Below: The meadow in an 1800 illustration by Alexander Anderson.