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  • Ugh, awful news. Quraishi was my family doctor for many years and I saw him after switching from our pediatrician and neighborhood friend, Bonnie Franklin. Thanks for posting this, Erik. — Gardiner Comfort on Dr. Nisar Quraishi dies from the coronavirus at 74

  • Do you do any work or research of your own? For one thing, murdering black men isn't legal or smart. — Duane Street on In the News: Protests for George Floyd

  • Now that is good news. Arigato for sharing. — celeste on Seen & Heard: More businesses coming to life

  • Hotels are deemed essential. https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026 "For purposes of Executive Order 202.6, 'Essential Business,' shall mean businesses operating in or as: [...] "2. Essential infrastructure including [...] hotels, and other places of accommodation, including campgrounds. [...]" — james on The cost of living next to a construction project

  • Takahachi opens on Monday the 1st! — Tribeca Mom on Seen & Heard: More businesses coming to life

  • Do you do any work or research of your own? For one thing, blocking traffic on the highway isn't legal or smart. — Stevie on In the News: Protests for George Floyd

  • A little too precious... — Jim Smithers on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • Please say the reason for the arrests. — Heide Fasnacht on In the News: Protests for George Floyd

  • Tammy, just happy to see some life and business. — Native on Seen & Heard: More businesses coming to life

  • Native? That is my name. If you are smart and read all the comments I was responding to Jim, not you. If I own or rent what does it matter. Have a good weekend. — Native on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • and NO I am not new to Tribeca Citizen. I know Jim has been around for a long time. — Native on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • Neighbor, I took on Jim Smithers? really? I am a " precious" resident also. Living here over 30 years. He was rude and I answered him. Its over. Mind your business. — Native on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • As if the virus hasn't taken enough away from us and now this! Not our beloved Paris Cafe! Been coming here for over 30 years...always a must stop anytime I was in lower Manhattan, and I'm from NJ. Wonderful staff, great food and a wee bit of the drink! Never had a day there that wasn't fun and exhilarating. And so much history! There has to be a way to save the Paris Cafe, and I'm on board for anything that can be done! My best to Peter, Dermot and the entire staff! Be well my friends... — kevin p garvin on After 147 years at the Seaport, The Paris CafĂ© is closing for good

  • Native, Are you new to Tribeca Citizen? Never take on Jim Smithers, our precious resident satirist. — neighbor on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • Bravo, John Sinn! Best, simplest, response to this "lame idea". — neighbor on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • I live close to Puffy's and last weekend they absolutely didn't pay any attention to the trash issue that comes from people drinking and eating in front of the place. A homeless guy situated himself at the citibike stand and and every so often he'd go through the trash can and drink the remnants out of various plastic cups. I'm happy for Puffy's being able to partially open- but there's been a definite increase in people urinating in front of my bldg and leaving empty wine bottles and cups on the sidewalk. I know there's a move for this takeaway booze to be permanent so I hope the places make more of an effort to clean up. — AndyJ on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • Haha, what? The lack of cars has really been the only positive of this experience. You could hear the birds, take a deep breath of cleaner air, and not have to worry about becoming yet another pedestrian fatality. Canal street the other day was jam packed, bumper to bumper. The lack of foresight by the City to create traffic mitigation and control as people will flee mass transit will have years long lasting effects to public health (asthma rates, etc) and overall quality of life. — DB on Seen & Heard: More businesses coming to life

  • thank-you Bobbie it was a real pleasure to share my paintings with Tribeca! glad you liked them! — John Lloyd on The Paintings of John Lloyd

  • We just learned this tragic news by chance & we are filled with sorrow. We purchased our first Robert Herman photo after an informal neighborhood exhibit about 30 years ago ,when we lived in Boerum Hill. Through the years we bought more photos & kept in touch as he gained recognition & progressed in his career. Our apartment has 6 of Robert's photos on the walls & his 2 books on our living room table. These will be a lasting reminder of his talent & sensitivity. — Marsha & Steve Meyers on Downtown street photographer Robert Herman dies at 64

  • November 2017 — Tribeca Citizen on The cost of living next to a construction project

  • I always said I am going to stay till this garden is finished (and till now I am). It was supposed to be finished in October 2018 and as I was due that October I thought perfect, all done when the new baby arrives. Here we are almost two years later and still not finished. When did they start working, 2016? — S on The cost of living next to a construction project

  • You've been isolating too long if seeing cars brings you joy. — Tammy on Seen & Heard: More businesses coming to life

  • What does a NATIVE of Tribeca even mean? Do you get special privileges that someone that moved in an hour ago doesn't? And which building did you build? Are you an owner or renter? — Native? on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • I literally called for Jay to be westbound but it was shot down by CB1 a little over a year ago. The four consecutive eastbound blocks is a relic of a long gone time when trucks had to turn left/east to get to the meat, fish, and dairy markets. CB1 still thinks it's 1920 not 2020. Jay should run west. Chambers two ways, Reade west, two-pronged Duane east, Jay west, Harrison and Franklin east, No Moore west. Not entirely alternating west-east above Chambers but close enough. — Jay West on Let’s close Duane Street to through traffic for summer

  • Lots of social distancing violations in these pics. There - better? Or do we have to be neighborhood boosters regardless? Way to not call out people but then again you always try to spin the tragic as a cheery photo gallery. — Bad Look on COVID-19: These 10 weeks in pictures