April 24, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy and Windy, High of 59 Degrees.
The Metropolitan Opera will hold a performance in Central Park on July 25 and show operas in HD in Lincoln Center plaza in August and September. (NY Times)
The number of bed bug complaints fell in 2011, in one sign that the bed bug problem may be waning. On the Upper West Side, there were 183 complaints and 35 violations. (DNAinfo)
Eva Moskowitz’s Success Charter Network, which runs an Upper West Side school, is likely getting more money from the state and more power from the state with virtually no public review. The DOE has made it difficult for local parents to get documents about the changes. (NY Daily News)
A new book is out about Central Park, with essays from some popular authors. Read Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger’s memories of growing up on Central Park West. (Slate)
An elevator firm connected to a tragic midtown accident has also been sued over an Upper West Side elevator crash. (DNAinfo)
Scott Stringer speaks out against New York’s stop-and-frisk police tactics. (The Nation)
How Whole Foods increases property values of nearby homes. (Malcolm Carter)