Photo by Marionzetta.
November 30, 2012 Weather: Cloudy, High of 45 Degrees.
Some very cool free concerts in the neighborhood tonight, and a “Bound for Broadway” expo, all on our calendar.
A giant rat showed up in front of Fairway on Thursday as a union protested the store, but the store struck back, posting the sign below claiming that it remains pro-union (see sign below in photo by Jen Maguire Coughlin). At least they’re not actual rats. Hopefully, Fairway is done with those.
Johnny Jackson, 53, is charged with sex trafficking and kidnapping for allegedly letting a friend named “Mike” use his apartment in the Wise Towers on 92nd Street for prostitution, police said. “Mike allegedly confiscated an acquaintance’s cellphone, cash and driver’s license and then locked her in the apartment at 4 a.m. Nov. 13. He later allegedly forced her to have sex with several men before transferring her to Washington Heights. She tried to escape by lowering herself from that sixth-floor apartment, using her jacket as part of a makeshift rope, but slipped and landed in the hospital after breaking her back and legs, the court papers state. (NY Post, middle of page)
Upper West Side artist Phil Padwe just published a book called Daddy Has a Tattoo. “This book is meant to start a fun, lighthearted dialogue with these kids about tattoos, which, whether you like it or not, have become part of mainstream culture now.” (NY Daily News)