In the News: Police Unions Sell Parking Placards

••• Milk Bar (née Momofuku Milk Bar) is opening at 110 Wall (where a Fuku chicken-sandwich outlet is also opening). Above: The salted pretzel cake, layered with chocolate stout beer ganache and burnt honey frosting. —FiDi Fan Page

••• As if the placard parking problem isn’t bad enough, “The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association issues the placards to any MD who forks over $400 a year for a ‘membership.’ About 2,000 doctors statewide have joined, the PBA says.” And then there’s “the New York State Police Investigators Association [which] boasts 300 members in its ‘surgeons group.’ It charges an initial fee of $400 and $275 a year to renew.” —New York Post

••• “Pace University’s $190 million expansion can now move forward after the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gave its nod of approval to the project this week.” —Curbed

••• “A chapel that served as a sanctuary for 9/11 first responders may have to close because its Battery Park City landlord has tripled the rent. St. Joseph’s Chapel on South End Avenue may shut its doors by June after the Archdiocese of New York warned that it will stop paying the $263,000-per-year rent, which Gateway Plaza Management has been charging the chapel since 2014.” —New York Post



  1. Should be a real circus when they move the state troopers into the State Insurance Fund Building. Between the Fire House, deliveries and on-going construction.

    • Excellent article. Good job by the 5th Precinct. Hopefully someone who knows how to use Twitter will tweet this to @NYPD1Pct.