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  • Sad to hear this news! I hope JL finds another location soon. Will be great to have them close — Rohin on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • I’m with you James ! — Robert Skinner on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • Duane Park Patisserie and Madeline are a reminder of what it means to be part of a neighborhood. That formica table is my happy place. — Karen Brodsky on Spotlight: Duane Park Patisserie

  • this system is absolutely insane & unfair. — James Famularo on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • Maybe we can have a nail salon. — George on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • NFL meeting at Goldman's hotel. Anything there? — George on Seen & Heard: Five & Dime Is Serving Alcohol

  • This is normal. I tried to open a wine store once in bushwick before it got hot and the SLA hearing is supposed to be for other merchants to plead their case. Nothing to do with customers. All to do with competition. None of those stores would have been doing the right thing without coming to oppose. This goes on all over the city. The problem is, SLA rules state that only one wine/liquor store can be owned by an individual so expansion in nyc is impossible so you have to fight the competition. Not saying it’s right but hopefully this gives some context to their actions — Jammysod on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • I don't know that it's fair to lay so much blame on the shops; if I were given the chance to testify against a competitor starting up in the area, I might do it myself. The SLA's system is simply broken. — Erik Torkells on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • not shopping *there* anymore... - dang early morning outrage typos! — Jeff on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • thank you all for your kind words and support over the years! — MADELINE LANCIANI on Spotlight: Duane Park Patisserie

  • I agree with Jeff. I'm so tired of all the empty store fronts..I can't even recall what used to be at 112 Hudson it's been vacant so long. — julieJ on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • This is just absurd. Although I don't begrudge Frankly, Chambers, etc... from testifying, I hope they don't begrudge me from not shopping their anymore either. Was looking forward to having Le Du nearby — Jeff on Le Dû’s Wines Isn’t Moving Here Anymore

  • Well, we'll see how Ms. Chin does against Mr. Marte in the Nov. 7th election. She only beat him by 200 votes in the primary, but he made it onto the ballot as an Independent. — DeeDee on In the News: CB1 Regrets Supporting the Arcade Land Grab

  • I think you know how envious I am at this moment ;) Also, good work on the phrase "New Yorker their way to the cupola". Accurate and fun to witness for sure. — Andrea on Show Us Your Roof: The Municipal Building

  • Brava Madeline. You are our go to place for goodies and have been since he beginning. The flowerless chocolate cake always sends people into a trance. The cake you made from a drawing I did for my husband's 50th birthday 23 years ago will never be forgotten! — Huck's Mom on Spotlight: Duane Park Patisserie

  • I've called 911 and 311 numerous times about a rather large rubber garbage can locked and chained to a pole outside the Chambers Street subway and was asked "do you know what's in it?" Since the construction at the park has begun I'm assuming it's looked at. — Brian on Seen & Heard: The Far Right vs. Tribeca Grill

  • Wonderful addition and nice to get some art back into the area. — TG on A New Jazz Club

  • So good to see Madeline featured. We have countless photos of all the beautiful birthday cakes she has made for our daughter,'s birthdays. There isn't a celebration that a Duane Street cake, tart or plate of cookies aren't on our table. We aren't drinkers so in place of a bottle of wine we always bring DSP desserts and our friends expect us to at this point! — TG on Spotlight: Duane Park Patisserie

  • It’s definitely visible from the street (Chambers and Broadway), more so when the leaves have fallen from the trees in City Hall Park. — Erik Torkells on Show Us Your Roof: The Municipal Building

  • Re: "you’ll see a metallic carbuncle on the northern roof. How was that allowed on of one of the city’s landmark buildings?" - It is mechanical equipment - It does not damage a significant architectural feature of the building - It is not visible or minimally visible from any public street, park, or path See the Landmarks Preservation Commission's Rules: 63 RCNY §2‐19  Proposed Construction of Rooftop Additions. (a)  Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: [...] Mechanical equipment. "Mechanical Equipment" shall include, but not be limited to, heating, venting and air conditioning equipment, alternative or distributed energy equipment, such as solar panels, wind turbines or micro‐turbines; watertanks and their supporting structures; stair and elevator bulkheads; screens, dunnages, baffles and other accessory installations; and satellite dishes, but shall not include telecommunication equipment and conventional television antennas. For the purpose of this rule, mechanical equipment shall also include unenclosed decks, garden trellises, or associated railings. Minimally visible. "Minimally visible" shall refer to any rooftop addition which when viewed from any public thoroughfare, projects into the maximum line of sight from such public thoroughfare by not more than 12 inches in height, or, due to its placement and size does not call attention to itself nor detract from any significant architectural features. [...] (b) "CNE" shall mean Certificate of No Effect as defined by §25 306 of the Landmarks Law. [...] Public thoroughfare. "Public thoroughfare" shall mean any publicly accessible right of way including, but not limited to a street, sidewalk, public park, and path. [...]   Rooftop addition. "Rooftop addition" shall mean a construction or an installation of mechanical equipment and/or occupiable space situated on any structure's roof. Significant architectural feature. "Significant architectural feature" shall mean an architectural component of a building that contributes to its special historic, cultural and aesthetic character, or that in the case of an historic district reinforces the special characteristics for which the district was designated. [...] (2) The Landmarks Preservation Commission shall issue a CNE for any rooftop addition to be constructed on a structure which is an individual landmark of seven stories or greater in height which:       (i) consists solely of mechanical equipment; and (ii) does not result in damage to, or demolition of, a significant architectural feature of the roof of the structure on which such rooftop addition is to be constructed; and (iii) is either not visible from a public thoroughfare or is only minimally visible from a public thoroughfare — James on Show Us Your Roof: The Municipal Building

  • Well, I tried. — Erik Torkells on Seen & Heard: Bogardus Plaza Scavenger Hunt

  • So sorry to say that as of last Tuesday afternoon the captions had not be corrected. — HCR on Seen & Heard: Bogardus Plaza Scavenger Hunt

  • Great place. World class music, the likes of Eric Alexander, Jimmy Cobb, etc for 25 bucks. My prediction is, go there before they close because it is too good to be true for NYC in 2017. Of course nobody will ever know about this place in time because if you google "75 Murray st nyc jazz" you get, Kitano, Django, Blue note and a few other listings of "CLOSED" places. Depressing. You can go to the Moma for 25 to see world class art on its walls, to get it in your ears you usually have to pay a lot more these days so I say, go down to 75 Murray and enjoy yourself. — tom on A New Jazz Club

  • This is great!...TriBeCa is becoming quite the jazz destination! Roxy Hotel Lobby, The Django, B flat, 1803 (has jazz begun there yet? I haven't checked it out yet), now this place. I hope jazz lovers, and those new to the pleasures of the art form, will support these places and keep them going for many years to come. (At this place, I do hope there will be nights with lower cover charge, or maybe the cover charge is waived or reduced if one buys a certain amount of drinks&food) — Marcus on A New Jazz Club

  • Maybe. It's really surprising to me how many times I open an unlocked locker at my gym and find a handbag there, especially the ones at the end of the row near the main aisle, allowing for quick unseen getaway. — N on In the News: CB1 Regrets Supporting the Arcade Land Grab