This is no time for kidding around, but…

I didn’t have the heart — or stomach — for fake news these past two years, even if we could really use some good humor. Still, I had a few chuckles reading Erik Torkell’s April Fool’s posts of years past. Here are a few highlights, and of course this TCQ&A from 2014.

••• According to this sign at the Canal Street Post Office, finding a mailbox is about to get 50 percent harder.

••• There’s a lovely new Instagram account: TribecaPoopPatrol. “We’re coming after the poop scofflaws!” it says.

••• ¡Que rico! David Bouley tells Florence Fabricant of The New York Times that he’s fallen “head over heels” for Mexican food—and he’s actively working on a taqueria concept for an undisclosed Tribeca location! (“Like Chipotle, but with flavor,” he said.) Interesting! Where it could be? My bet would be that the marine store on Duane is moving and he’s taking over….

••• “The Denny’s slated for Nassau and Spruce has ticked off residents in the building, but maybe this will change their minds: The chain says that this will be the first Denny’s in North America to have a ‘craft cocktail program.’” —Grub Street

••• “Page Six hears that Katie Holmes was spotted mixing flavors at the Slurpee machine at a 7-Eleven in Tribeca.”

••• “What’s next after aquaspinning? How about spinning upside-down? One of the original trainers at SoulCycle has started Heavenly Ride, now under construction at the northwest corner of Franklin at Varick in TriBeCa. Instead of being bolted to the floor or in a swimming pool, stationery bikes are suspended from the ceiling, so while your legs are pumping away, you have to use your upper body to hang on—a true full-body workout—and the sweat pours off like rain. The trainers aren’t visible—their exhortations come via hidden speakers, like the voice of God herself.” —Well + Good

••• Related to all of the above: Happy April Fools’ Day!



1 Comment

  1. Thanks for your April Fool’s efforts but the post office debacle with DeJoy is still not over!