February 24, 2012 Weather: Showers, High of 48 Degrees.
Shaun Simmons, an employee of the Duane Reade on 72nd Street is accused of leaving a cellphone in a toilet paper roll in the bathroom to record his fellow workers using the toilet. Police say he videotaped himself on the phone too, which kind of gave him away. (NY Post)
A man attempting to rob the Chase Bank on 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue jukmped into a cab to make his getaway only to have a dye bag explode in his face, police said. He stumbled out of the cab and ran away. Then again, maybe he isn’t so dumb. He apparently got away. (NY Post)
Anna Koppleman, a 12 year old at the Calhoun School, started an organization to throw birthday parties for kids who might not otherwise have them. (Wall Street Journal – subscription)
What are we supposed to call the row of luxury buildings on Riverside Boulevard? Some say “The Strip”. (NY Times)
The early reviews of Joanne Trattoria are mixed. (Eater)