In the News: Counting the Penthouses at 56 Leonard

••• More on the MTA’s testing of payment-by-phone at two Lower Manhattan subway stations: “Though the new technology is being tested by employees at subway stations, the first customer rollout of the MTA’s eTix app will be for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad riders, according to a spokesman, as a way to unify the MTA’s fare systems.” —Downtown Express

••• Mentalist Oz Pearlman lives in Tribeca. —New York Post

••• FiDi Fan Page hears that the second-floor space above Essen at 100 Broad will be “a ridiculously gorgeous Italian restaurant and rooftop lounge” called Ampia. I wonder whether CB1 approves rooftop liquor licenses in FiDi.

••• “Yet another penthouse in Tribeca’s 56 Leonard has hit the market, begging the question: just how many of them are there, anyway?” Nine. Guess it’s not so lonely at the top. (Photo by Wei.) —Curbed