In the News: A 12-Year-Old Got Mugged

••• Brushstroke chef Isao Yamada on the restaurant’s closing: “The reasons of the closing is the increase in rent. It has, unfortunately, made it impossible to keep the restaurant open any longer.” —Eater

••• A 12-year-old kid got mugged, plus the usual thefts, in the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• Downtown Soccer League celebrated its 25th anniversary. —Tribeca Trib

••• Dunkin’ Donuts will officially change its name to Dunkin’. —AP

••• “How Wall Street Became Wall Street.” There’s nothing like the word “longform” to make you click away…. —Curbed

••• It’s good news that “With the once robust metropolitan news coverage in New York dwindling, a new nonprofit website called The City is teaming up with New York magazine in hopes of replacing some of that lost local accountability and investigative journalism.” But then came this: “The City will be led by Jere Hester, a lifelong Brooklynite and former city editor at The Daily News, where he spent almost 15 years. Mr. Hester expects to hire 15 journalists to focus on beats like transportation, politics, affordable housing, health care, education and climate change.” Nothing against Hester, whom I don’t know, but if I’ve learned one thing in the nine years of doing this website, it’s that people don’t care nearly as much about transportation, politics, affordable housing, health care, education and climate change as they do about the generally lifestyle-y stuff that impacts them on a daily basis. —New York Times

 

7 Comments

  1. Brushstroke also wasn’t very good. Maybe that is to blame as much as the rent?? Bouley lost his touch a while ago.

  2. “If I’ve learned one thing in the nine years of doing this website, it’s that people don’t care nearly as much about transportation, politics, affordable housing, health care, education and climate change as they do about the generally lifestyle-y stuff that impacts them on a daily basis.”

    That’s pretty stark, Erik. You may be right, but it may also be that Tribeca Citizen’s brand attracts readers who lean that way … and/or that increasingly insular Tribeca leans that way as well. It’ll be interesting to see how “The City” fares and whether it bears out your p-o-v.

    • Another way to think of it is that people care about what’s happening near them, and not the big-picture subjects that journalists think they should care about. And that goes for any neighborhood.

      • Erik’s perspective is as editor and should be respected. Also maybe many folks use this site as a welcome diversion and source of information that is different than what they get from other media sources. I do.

  3. right on! lifestyle-y stuff is immediate; what statement Tshirt to wear while waking down the street, texting. (Polar bears and flood victims can worry about the Global etc.)

  4. Your rather bleak statement shocks this reader Erik. You might be right – I hope you aren’t though. Come on people; what do you care about? Think about it. Ask yourself.

  5. I read 5 newspapers and magazines a day, plus 5 blogs, 2 of which deal with healthcare and 3 with lifestyle, design and real estate. TribecaCitizen is the lifestyle blog and, as such, a welcome distraction and escape into the insular, often absurd, local netherworld in which I live.

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