Friday, May 20, 2011 Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms (30% chance of rain), High of 75 degrees.
Councilwoman Gale Brewer, the DOT, and Upper West Side Streets Renaissance are giving out free bike helmets this weekend. Just go to Gale’s office on Columbus between 87th and 88th Streets between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Supplies are limited and you must sign waivers to get the helmets. Helmets available for all ages.
Workers sawed off some of the urns on the terraces at the 333 West 86th Street near West End Avenue, claiming they are a safety hazard. Residents were angry, including one woman who “flung her arms around” an urn to keep it from being lopped off. The building is holding off on more urn-chopping for now. (DNAinfo)
Reviews are pouring in f Daniel Boulud’s two new restaurants/cafes near Lincoln Center, Boulud Sud and Epicurie Boulud and they’re looking pretty, pretty, pretty good. One reviewer wrote “for now Boulud Sud might be the best fine dining deal in town.” (Eater)
Upper West Side Success Academy, the controversial new charter school led by political heavyweight Eva Moskowitz, is facing two lawsuits trying to keep it from moving into the Brandeis High School. (DNAinfo)
Live it up today, because some people are convinced the world is going to end tomorrow. Or just screw it and sit at home playing video games.