MORNING BULLETIN: FAMOUS ‘COMPLAINER’ SUES EX-GIRLFRIEND, RABBIS BACKPEDAL


Photo by Bette Kerr of the tree lighting at the Met Opera on Thursday night. The Met Opera Brass was playing. Click to enlarge.

December 7, 2012 Weather: Showers, High of 42 Degrees.

Notices:
A midnight zombie movie, a “trash tree lighting,” free concerts, and lots of other unique events today are on our calendar.

Via Lisa Sladkus: The Carbon Squeeze and United for Action groups are co-hosting three reduced-fare screenings of the global warming film “Chasing Ice” on Saturday at 1:15, 3:15, and 5:15 at the Film Society, 144 West 65th. More info here.

News:
Ralph Charell, an 82-year-old who became famous decades ago for teaching people how to successfully complain to businesses is suing his ex-girlfriend Avril Brenig for kicking him out of her Upper West Side apartment. “Brenig, who is from London, said she and Charell agreed to try living together, but that she never told him to give up his own apartment. ‘The moment he moved in, I realized it was impossible. Life was impossible with him,’ she said. Charell arrived with 98 boxes of belongings and turned her pristine pad into a pigsty, she claimed.” (DNAinfo)

The B’nai Jeshurun rabbis are backpedaling on their support for the U.N. Palestine vote, which we wrote about earlier this week. “The rabbis of the Manhattan synagogue sent a note Thursday to congregants saying that their email last week endorsing the U.N. action had been sent prematurely and mistakenly listed several other synagogue officials as signatories.” (JTA)

Bike-sharing will now launch in May, instead of March. We’ll believe it when we see it! (Streetsblog)

Are sellers at tony 15 CPW getting overeager with their monster asking prices? “Some real-estate observers say that despite a record of stratospheric sales, asking prices today in the building have gotten overeager. While the average price per square foot in the building continues to rise, sales volume has slowed in the past few months, says appraiser Jonathan Miller. So far this year, five apartments have sold, compared with 17 last year and 15 in 2010, according to data from Brown Harris Stevens.” (Wall Street Journal)

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