Photo by stefan0 at 85th Street and Central Park West via flickr.
February 22, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 55 Degrees.
West Side Rag readers are now being offered a special deal for the Alan Menken concert (the guy who wrote Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Tangled, etc.) on March 4 to benefit PS 84. If you go to http://ps84pta.eventbrite.com/ and enter BROADWAY as a discount code, you can get 25% off. A portion of the price is tax-deductible.
Crime has jumped 53% in the 24th Precinct (police station is on 100th Street) so far this year, rising 24%, mostly because of burglaries and auto thefts. Other parts of the city have also sen increases. “Police officials have attributed the increase to the unseasonably warm winter weather.” (Village Voice)
A woman told police that she was sexually assaulted by a man with long hair at 61st Street and Central Park West, near the entrance to Central Park last Wednesday around 1 a.m. The man fled the scene and had not been arrested as of that night. (ABC)
The wife of Upper West Side lawyer Michael Schecter paid $42,388 in an online charity auction for him to meet Jeremy Lin and get his jersey from the game where he scored 38 points against the Lakers. (NY Post)
A little more about that apparent suicide yesterday morning at 111 West 71st Street: the person who fell was a man and police believe he jumped off the building at around 7:28 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (NY Post)
Stacey Zabar, whose father-in-law is Stanley Zabar, one of the Zabar’s owners, just wrote a book about cookies. (Wall Street Journal)
Don’t forget, today’s the day that Big Nick’s rolls back prices to 1962 levels in honor of its 50th anniversary! Open noon to midnight.