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  • No live bands. That was one of the first items announced months ago. Air horns were never brought up by any side, that I recall. I’ve been very outspoken about this and very unhappy with the previous plans. I will say that CB1 really pushed Bike NYC, making them return over and over with changes. I think Bike NYC is finally making honest attempts to balance their event’s needs with neighbors. It remains to be seen whether their efforts are sufficient. If you don’t trust their plan, there is still the option to complain to Precinct 1 because issuing the permit for the amplified sound at 7 am on a Sunday that close to residences isn’t supposed to be permissible. — S on The Five Boro Bike Tour Might Be Quieter This Year

  • Will they have a live amplified band playing instead of "recorded music"? If so, this is a meaningless pledge. How about air horns? Are they still going to be blasting them? — James on The Five Boro Bike Tour Might Be Quieter This Year

  • These were amazing to read! Thank you so much for sharing them! There is a wonderful intimacy you had with your city. "But no matter how much construction there is, and how many towers go up, they can never fill the sky." This is such a beautiful turn of phrase! — Joanna on The Recollections of Jane Freeman (Part 4)

  • Start with the roughly $650K hard costs filed as the cost of work with the DOB for the various applications. Add soft costs and decorations and you are at $1 million without too much of a stretch. — James on Denny’s Has Closed

  • will there be jazz in 2018, and where might we locate that info? — Russ Dantzler on A New Jazz Club

  • Think of what that Denny's cost to build. WOW! — Bruce on Denny’s Has Closed

  • Pretentious, gloomy, good riddance. How about a news-stand? A mom-and-pop convenience store? Oh that's right, only upscale now allowed in. — George Bacon on Aesop Has Closed Its Tribeca Shop

  • Duane Reade has cut back dramatically in new locations though they are opening their newest shortly at the Oculus, Sephora is opening a huge store at One Wall Street and recently also opened at the WTC. Ricky's, on the other hand......... :-) — Luis Vazquez (FiDi Fan Page) on Denny’s Has Closed

  • So we shouldn't criticize a store like Whole Foods that charges top dollar for poor service because we are better off that people in refugee camps in Syria. That makes perfect sense. — IJM on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • That Denny's also had a well stocked bar. Kinda sad to see it go, but I suppose a Duane Reade or perhaps a Sephora or another Ricky's will do better biz ;-) — en_b on Denny’s Has Closed

  • It's really disheartening to see more people lose their light from exposures that will now be obliterated by buildings. It's feeling like midtown around here. — ktaverna on The Next Wave of New Buildings in Tribeca

  • I'm always puzzled by people complaining about people complaining about first-world problems. Do you not see the irony in posting your complaint? PS "First world" is no longer the accepted term, if you want to complain, please call the other complainers "developed world complainers." — Ellen2 on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • I don't suppose it has anything to do with it being year-end (or their just having been purchased by Amazon) so maybe it's time for a giant (annual?) inventory to be taken, and they're letting the stock get low to make the job easier of counting all the stuff that's on the shelves? I used to work in a bookstore, and the only way to know what we actually had in stock (what the computer said we had in stock was often inaccurate after a year) was to count every book. It took forever, and was made easier by our letting things thin out before the end of the year, then ordering a bunch of new stuff after we'd finished the inventory, which was done overnight in one giant push. — Will Meyerhofer on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • I think I didn't write the intro clearly enough.... This roundup is of *new* buildings—i.e., ones that will make the blocks they sit on look different than before. While the Walker Hotel Tribeca at 396 Broadway will undoubtedly bring a different energy to that corner, it won't look all that different. — Erik Torkells on The Next Wave of New Buildings in Tribeca

  • But where there is no tofu or carrots there is Domino’s Sugar and Dylan’s Candy! — TG on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • Absolutely love the local humor canonized in this week’s New Yorker! Bravo. — TG on In the News: The Dead Rabbit Will Nearly Double in Size

  • How about the corner building on the south east corner of Broadway and Walker? — Charles Cecil on The Next Wave of New Buildings in Tribeca

  • First world problems. I have so many things I’d like to say here but you can all just get off your high horse complaining asses and walk a few blocks and find whatever you god damned need. You’re not in Syria in a refugee camp, the middle of nowhere, or starving to death. You haven’t run out of your food stamp money, nor are you living in an apartment with no heat. Wake up and smell the roses. — Seriously People? on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • Thanks for pulling these together Eric. There goes the neighborhood! — Bill Van Parys on The Next Wave of New Buildings in Tribeca

  • Wow...thanks for organizing all this information in one place. I walk past these sites every day, but they all begin to blur. — Will Meyerhofer on The Next Wave of New Buildings in Tribeca

  • Whole Foods was missing tofu, leeks, carrots, shallots and squash. Put an end to my planned meal of the week of carrot soup and baked tofu! — Nat on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • It's not just down in Tribeca it is also up in the Village also a few times over he last 2-3 weeks have found my local Gourmet garage and a few other spots out or very low on some items .They restocked and ran out again I think due to the holidays and bad weather more people stocked up on food and cooked at home instead of going out. Deliveries have gotten messed up also between the weather & holidays. — M on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • At Best Market today the situation was similar, although that's the first time I've seen a situation like that on my regular Wednesday afternoon shopping trip so it might still be related to last Thursday's storm delaying deliveries. — N on In the News: Inventory Problems at Whole Foods

  • Thanks for the update, Erik! — Sam on Seen & Heard: Holland Tunnel Traffic Study

  • Thank you for the Guide! In TriBeCa, our favorite spot is Petrarca. Great Italian food, although a bit expensive (at least compared to what we are used to from the East Village; apparently these prices are normal for TriBeCa!). Always a consistently great meal there, fresh pastas are fantastic, service is excellent, atmosphere just right. Nearby favorite: Buddha Bodai on Mulberry. Vegan Asian. Have not had much luck finding good vegan options in TriBeCa. Any recommendations welcome! (Petrarca has some vegan pasta options, since even pastas are not necessarily vegan) Maybe adding "vegan" and/or "vegetarian" categories to the Restaurant Guide? Although I fear those may be empty menus at the moment...but might encourage an intrepid restauranteur to open a new veg place! — Marcus on Where Do You Like to Eat Around Here?