MORNING BULLETIN: LOCALS HAVE THE VERIZON BLUES, A CROSS-DRESSING ROBBERY SUSPECT


Sunset on West 66th Street by Scott Mayerowitz (@globetrotscott).

April 19, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 70 Degrees.

Notices:
The School Construction Authority will discuss plans for a new public school on 61st street tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th Street (Columbus-Amsterdam Avenues). If you’re planning to attend and can snap some pictures of the plans for us, we’d be very grateful. Contact info at westsiderag dot com.

News:
A Verizon outage affecting hundreds of customers along Central Park West in the 80′s has shut landlines down for almost a week. The company has said service won’t be restored until April 26. (We also heard about this, with our tipster saying that service was out along 86th Street, with little hope of a speedy response.) (DNAinfo)

The woman who is accused of impersonating a police officer to rob people was also impersonating a woman. (NBC)

Parents are having trouble choosing which gifted and talented programs to apply to as the deadline nears. (DNAinfo)

After a wall failed during a construction project, concrete poured through the lobby of the Le Parker Meridien on 57th Street, sending a heavy gray river through the glamorous hotel. (NY Times)

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    1. Ken says:

      Last fall, an important cable under 7th Ave at W25th failed. The businesses along W25th were without phone service – and broadband internet service – for almost two months. My sense it that this will be the norm for the future when there is a major copper wire.

    2. Ken says:

      …My sense it that this will be the norm for the future when there is a major copper wire FAILURE.

    3. Cato says:

      Wait — you mean there are still people on Central Park West using *landline* telephone service? How retro!

      I’ll bet those are exactly the same people who are looking forward to the opening of the movie theatre that prohibits cell phones. This outage should help them get 21st Century religion, eh?