March 13, 2017 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 36 degrees.
A free Spanish class for kids at the library and many more local events on our calendar.
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A basketball coach was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl at the private Ideal School. “Channing Parker, 22, of the Bronx, lured the student at the Ideal School of Manhattan into a school bathroom Friday afternoon and forced her to perform oral sex on him, cop sources said. The girl was playing basketball with other kids at the W. 91st. St. school at about 2 p.m. on Friday. When the game broke up, the students went to watch a movie, but Parker asked her to stay behind, cops said. He then took her into a bathroom where he forced her to perform the lewd act, police said.” Parker is employed by an outside provider, not the school itself.
There was another disturbing story connected to the very same school last week: A 6-year-old said a bus driver on his way to the Ideal School punched him in the face. Other students reportedly said the driver had told them to pull down their pants.
On Monday at 2:14 a.m., police found a dead man lying on the tracks just above the 103rd Street train station and are investigating.
Rent-controlled tenants at 345 West 86th Street claim the landlord is trying to force them out by spreading pesticides near their apartments. “Late at night, employees at Dexter House — a single-room-occupancy building at 345 W. 86th St. just off Riverside Drive — allegedly walk the building’s winding hallways spreading a poisonous mix of pesticide and deodorizer near the apartments of longtime rent-controlled tenants…Dexter House’s manager, Robert Goicochea, said the pesticides found by the state inspector were used to provide good service to tenants.”