March 20, 2017 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 52 degrees.
Readings, concerts and many more local events on our calendar.
Streetspac, which advocates for pedestrian and bike issues, has started a petition for New York to have a comprehensive pedestrian-friendly snow removal policy.
Beacon Paint & Hardware is in the running for a FedEx small business grant. You can vote for them here.
Another day, another teenager ignoring thin-ice warnings in Central Park to take a selfie. Once again, they were at The Pond in the Southeast section of the park “Two teenage boys, ages 15 and 13, were attempting to take a selfie on top of the frozen body of water when they fell through the ice at around 7 p.m. Sunday. Luckily, they were able to swim ashore and then walked away from the scene, multiple witnesses told the NYPD.”
A local woman with cerebral palsy says she was left stranded by Access-a-Ride. “She says an operator told her they were sending a cab. But then, a non-wheelchair accessible cab showed up. ‘It was a slap in the face,” Vasquez said.”
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the UWS has a special exhibition. “Its exhibition ‘America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far’ showcases the history, art and traditions of Muslims, with the belief that education will beat back ignorance and hate every time.”
The NYPD says Trump’s budget will “eradicate” virtually all federal funding. “Entire counterterrorism apparatus in nation’s top terror target hobbled.”
The state announced arrests in a theft ring that allegedly stole supplies from stores like Staples and sold them online. “Authorities say the operation was run by Richard Rimbaugh of Manhattan, known as ‘The General,’ who fenced millions of dollars worth of merchandise that his crews had stolen. Rimbaugh, 64, was arrested Monday night in his Upper West Side apartment, which Schneiderman said was “floor to ceiling full of merchandise.” Authorities seized $7.7 million from the homes and accounts of the dozen people arrested, in addition to 5,300 pieces of allegedly stolen merchandise.”