In the News: Will Cops Enforce Placard Laws?

••• The big concern about de Blasio’s placard reform, of course, is enforcement. “An NYPD source predicted few cops would wind up feeling de Blasio’s wrath. ‘Nobody is going to put a ticket on a car parked near a precinct,’ the source said. ‘They know that those are the cops’ cars. That’s their area.'” (The folks at @Placardabuse agree; see their response to de Blasio’s announcement here.) —New York Post

••• New on the Tribeca Trib police blotter: Man posing as police offer shakes down wrong-way driver for $200.

••• From April but I missed it: Toll Brothers City Living “filed an offering plan with the New York State Attorney General’s office for 91 Leonard Street in Tribeca, where it wants to sell 111 apartments to the tune of $323 million. The price tag makes 91 Leonard the most expensive offering plan submitted so far in 2017.  The average asking price per unit comes to $2,185 a square foot, according to building plans.” That’s the building that’s mostly 351-355 Broadway, with a long, skinny panhandle leading to Leonard. —Real Deal

••• The New York Times reviews various J. Crew stores, including the two in Tribeca, and it’s one of those articles where I found myself screaming “Shut up, already!” into my phone wishing the paper would rethink its priorities.



  1. The NYT is irritating as any other out of the loop trend Times article, but this one is just badly informed. The rise of the subscription model of fashion just shows that a large group of people have no idea how to buy clothes. And J Crew is drifting downward because it fit a period of time. Banana Republic peaked during the first dotcom boom because it had fashion for those who wanted to dress for work, but not in a suit. Remember Bridge collections with a capital B? J Crew fit well in the past few years for offices that continued to relax dress rules. It has been such a sea of gingham and plaid that offices post “twinsies” instagrams. Now, worker bees are either dressing like a Nike store employee or a surfer. Shoppers may be better informed but they still lack imagination or confidence to stand out.