Volume 80, Number 30 | December 23 - 29, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Photos by Jefferson Siegel

On Dec. 16, Sylvie Cachay’s brothers David Orlando, 29, left, and Patrick Orlando, 38, came to Manhattan Criminal Court for a hearing on suspect Nicholas Brooks. Standing outside court, the brothers, each wearing a button of Cachay, spoke of their sister.

Soho House suspect indicted in girlfriend’s death

By Albert Amateau

Nicholas Brooks, arrested in connection with the death of swimwear designer Sylvie Cachay, whose body was found in a bathtub in Soho House, an exclusive hotel club in the Meatpacking district, was indicted by a grand jury on Dec. 10. But the exact charges will not be made public until Brooks’s Manhattan State Supreme Court arraignment on Jan. 4, said a spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.

The defendant, age 24, of 60 Second Ave. in the East Village, was arrested when he turned up at the private-membership club and hotel after Cachay’s body was found with strangulation marks on her neck. He was arrested for attempted murder because there were questions about the exact cause of death of the 33-year-old West Village resident.

The victim had told Brooks — whose Facebook photo shows him smoking a marijuana pipe — that she was breaking off their relationship, according to reports.


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