In the News: Romanian Salad Chain Opening in Tribeca

••• “Fast-food restaurant Salad Box, founded by four Romanian entrepreneurs five years ago, will open its first restaurant in New York this year.” (I tracked down the owner, who said the company has signed a lease in south Tribeca, but he isn’t ready to say announce where. Salad Box is shooting for a November opening.) —Romania Insider

••• “Five-year-old Sebastian Lattuga got the chance to be a member of the NYPD Friday, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The little boy was taken out of his school, PS 234 in Tribeca, early in the day and taken to NYPD headquarters. There, he was given his own uniform and got to ride in a police vehicle.” —WABC

••• “The NYPD unit created to crack down on placard abuse has been doing sweeps outside precinct station houses—but only after alerting the commands so cops can move their cars, police sources told The Post. […] But members of the squad allegedly don’t want to write tickets to fellow cops and feel justified in subverting the mayor’s orders. ‘They all got drafted, and they don’t wanna be there,’ one police source griped.” Toughen up, toots. Anyway, while the NYPD are prime placard abusers, the problem goes far beyond cops. I’d wager there are at least a hundred illegally parked cars all over Tribeca—that don’t get ticketed or towed because of placards, NYPD and otherwise—on any given weekday.

••• “Four years after going into contract, a mystery buyer shelled out nearly $48 million for the priciest penthouse at Alexico Group’s 56 Leonard in Tribeca. The buyer—identified in public records as Delaware-based Uticon Investment Holdings LLC—paid $47.86 million for Penthouse 60, one of the last unsold units.” —Real Deal

••• Also at 56 Leonard: “Back in 2016, an investor snagged two penthouses—53 and 54—for a combined $56 million, and now, the two apartments have appeared as one mega-unit asking $65 million.” —Curbed

•••”As the principal of P.S. 234, the Independence School, in Tribeca, for 12 years, [Anna] Switzer, 73, created a curriculum with her teachers in which students spent months at a time on subjects like the Brooklyn Bridge or the Eastern Woodland Indians. […] Now, 14 years after retiring, Ms. Switzer is helping schools around the city, in a variety of neighborhoods, do what she did at P.S. 234.” —New York Times