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  • Thanks. Not too many corner things like clocks left in Tribeca.... — Robert Ripps on Where in Tribeca?

  • Yup! Good eye, Robert. And here I thought it may be tricky... — Tribeca Citizen on Where in Tribeca?

  • Re: 56 Leonard on Business Insider- I haven't seen that much fawning since the opening of Bambi. The only thing the entrance blends in with is itself, as there are no other modern glass facades anywhere near it on Church Street. And their fact checking leaves a lot to be desired- Freedom Tower? One World Trade has not been officially called that since early 2009. And zip code 10007 actually only covers less than 1/3 of Tribeca, with 10013 being the predominant one. It's bad enough we have that 821 foot tall object watching over us like an overlord, no matter where we are in the neighborhood, but to read non-stop platitudes like it is some gift or part of the neighborhood is deeply offensive. — Mr. B on In the News: The age of the city diner

  • Looks like the bottom of the clock on Broadway, at Chambers, on the old Sun building... — Robert Ripps on Where in Tribeca?

  • IPN tenants seem very entitled. It's hard to differentiate between Diane or A or Slithers. — TriBecky on More details on the plans for Best Market space

  • Dog owners = most selfish people on the planet — Paco on Seen & Heard: Seesaws at the Seaport

  • I have no dog in this fight, other than I live down the block and also miss the markets. Business is business and there is some reason both markets went out of this space. Food emporium was kind of disgusting. And Best Market through out so much produce and food that it's a wonder the entire chain is even in business. With that, this is the weirdest program and layout I've ever seen but like Karl's LinkedIn says: "I back proven teams, striving to do something disruptive and a little weird." Weird can be a business model. From the limited information on the floor plans, it feels like a Chuck E Cheese without all the games. It seems like a place where parents can let the kids roam freely, while they kick back and drink. Okay... Fortunately or unfortunately, one cannot get a ticket for drunk-stroller-driving. Checking out the company's one and only "representative" photo on the company's Instagram page*, accessed through the website (link below), it does look a bit more interesting, though sparse. Presumably the Chongs have done their due diligence and found that there are a lot of kids, under the age of 10, and their parents who would frequent this place. We raised our kids, so this won't be top of our list, though we live a block away, but I wish them the best of success! At least the strollers will be contained. ;-) My only concern, is that it seems like the space will be seasonal. What parents will want to hang out there in the summer when there is all the River Park and NYC to explore?! There are at least two other business models I'd prefer to see go into the space, but I'm not prepared to drop cash into the project, so I'll keep them to myself. Other than that, I'm Vornado doesn't much interest in improving or even renting spaces, let alone the community. Who knows? Could be promising! What's the worst that could happen? They fail and the space is available again in two years? Or they succeed and the community has a good business? That's the "American Dream" for you... risk and reward...or failure. *https://www.linkedin.com/company/cocoonfamily/about/ https://www.instagram.com/cocoonnyc/ https://joincocoon.com/ — My2Cents on More details on the plans for Best Market space

  • Jim, You completely miss the issues and concerns with IP. There are 4 registered sex offenders and numerous ex cons living in these buildings. The Tenant Association and management are totally incompetent and unwilling to confront this.. My husband and I learned of these people a few months after moving in. We are now planning on leaving as we have young children. The supermarket is the least of our concerns. Wish that more tenants would be active to make sure these apartments can be safe. — Kathy on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • PS I am NOT the same "BEN" who previously posted a response. — Ben on More details on the plans for Best Market space

  • To A: Quite the FULL-ON rant you got going. Why don't you tell us how you really feel? Some of what you say is true, but attacking local businesses sure deosn't seem like a good way to attract more of them.. Since you wrote: "the IPNTA and myself are the reasons TriBeCa exists as a viable place to live – we paved the way whether you like it or not," I guess everyone is supposed to Thank You or Kiss Your ___ or call you the Lewis & Clark of downtown's far West Side? NOTE: Altho not called Tribeca, our neighborhood has been inhabited for more than a century before those two 'went west'! These streets were here before you and will be afterward too. I have no reason to support yet another 'kids club'. We sure have plenty of them now, right? Altho one with a bar was a 'nice' idea for all the frazzled parents I guess. However, I also have no reason to oppose it. Your reasoning per following is absurd: "we need another supermarket, an alternative and complement to Whole Foods/Amazon if only because if they close this neighborhood is a supermarket desert." WTF? And if they close Barnes & Noble we'll need another bookstore, right (with apologies to the Warren St. mystery book store)? If you love MORGANS (as I do too), then it will still be here as will Amish. Altho you call the latter "a glorified bodega" why does the same not apply to Amish? Finally, you may not have noticed but Target has much more than a glorified bodega in it's basement, albeit one w/o a deli counter. Oh, I just realized you'd have to walk a few blocks to TARGET -- more effort than just taking the elevator downstairs. You do express yourself very well. All one has to do is read between the lines now & then. — Ben on More details on the plans for Best Market space

  • Pets are not permitted on the lawns, see the link below. But, with little to no enforcement, that has not stopped some owners from letting their pets relieve themselves all over there in addition to all of the walkways in the area. https://bpca.ny.gov/community/parks-lawns-open-for-season/ — Kacee on Seen & Heard: Seesaws at the Seaport

  • What happened to Jim Slithers? #BeBest — Jim Smithers on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • I totally agree we need to do something. I want to get a real group of citizens together and discuss what we can do. The landmark commission is done doing there job, I guess they have been bought and paid for too. Anyone interested please contact me To nickrozzi1022@gmail.com — Nick Rozzi on The High Cost of Disney’s Move to Hudson Square

  • John A. Catsimatidis supports Trump. He a cool guy now, TriBeCa Citizen? Bleep him. — A on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • We get it - you're a pro-Trump anti-below market apartment building jerk who must've been told to ef off by someone in the IPNTA years ago. Still sore you couldn't get an apartment in the complex sweetie? When literally anyone could've snagged one 1975 through I'll say as late as 1995. Who are you anyway? Besides some snarky older dude who uncannily used to be the king of identifying places in TriBeCa on here. Bottom line is no IPN no TriBeCa as you all know it including you, Trump Boy. — A on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • I will not shop at any supermarket chain unless it first stands before the IP tenant's association tribunal (no matter where in the city it is located). Any potential supermarket chain must submit their representatives for review. They will then be stripped naked (not optional) and required to stand motionless as oddly hostile tenant associators cross examine their plans until they are broken souls and agree to all of the tenant's association's foot stomping. It's only fair, since they lived through 9/11, thus deserve a supermarket within a three minute walk of their rent stabilized apartments with great views of the city that block my potential for a great view of the river. Not bitter. — Jim Smithers on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • Amazing food. Excellent service.freshest fish — Jerry Richter on New Kid on the Block: Savida

  • www.peapod.com is great. — Tribeca Mom on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • That store is horrible. Terrible prices, and as the comment above says, there were two Gristedes in SBPC. We've gone to Target and Whole Foods on Greenwich in Tribeca just to get decent, fair-priced produce, meat, and pantry items, then take the Downtown Connection shuttle to get all our groceries back. Kind of a hassle, but we also do delivery too. Battery Park Market, while overpriced, remains my favorite grocery in the area in a pinch. It would be great to see a restaurant or coffee shop go into this space, SBPC needs more of both. — SBPC Resident on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • Congratulations to Manny! Long overdue recognition for all the generosity with his time and patience that Manny has shown the lucky kids and parents of this neighborhood. Since our two boys were toddlers, they have been lucky to have Manny around. When they were young he'd even ref pick up games when DSL during the spring/summer, just cause he happened to be on the field. So encouraging and always a kind word or gentle adjustment. They had many a fun afternoon with him on the BPC field. They both gained skills and confidence from Manny, which made them love soccer and also be better people. It really does take a village and we are grateful to have had Manny be part of it. They still talk about him. We are extremely fortunate to have him in our downtown community. I am glad to see the Tribeca Citizen recognize his endless goodwill to share his talent for the sport and coaching with kids. He deserves a citizen of the decade award! We can't thank you enough, Manny. — Justin Dorazio on Citizen of the Month: Manny D’Almeida

  • This is so 2010's. Grocery delivery is now the number one source of food for high-end new yorkers... there isnt food desserts existing in the world of new york city. most take SNAP so even all citizens can benefit from delivery! — John on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • There are actually TWO Gristedes in South Battery Park within a few blocks of each other, which never made any sense to us! This is welcomed news. The store is tiny and smelly and always seemed full of expired food. We only went there in emergencies. We just hope something useful moves in that is NOT a dry cleaner which we have on every block already! — Long-time SBPC resident on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • Congratulations to Robert and Joanna! I look forward to seeing the Janz film, a tribute to one of our Tribeca art legends. — JSMiller on Film honors Robert Janz and his work on our streets

  • Tipping my cap to Jubilee as well! I work near there and it is actually fairly priced and has a great selection of Asian offerings. Also tipping my cap to Gourmet Garage on Franklin. My "home" store, and while sometimes a bit pricier, a great produce selection and friendly staff! Shop local when you can! — DB on Another one bites the dust: Gristedes to close in BPC

  • Thank you Ben. Completely agree. — SW on Ecco! at the end of its era in Tribeca?