May 27, 2011 Weather: Mostly sunny, High of 88 degrees.
Historic preservation organization Landmark West has two big events coming up in early June — first, the group is hosting its Unsung Heroes of the Upper West Side Event on June 7 at 6 p.m. in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The event celebrates people and organizations for “preserving our neighborhood’s special architecture and sense of place.” Ticket prices start at $53.75 and can be purchased here.
And Landmark West is involved in a meetup on June 9 for people interested in how local organizations can use social media to get the word out. It’s at Steelcase, Inc. at 4 Columbus Circle starting at 6. Sign up for the event at this meetup page.
No one rides public buses anymore (sigh…). (WSJ)
68th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway was closed on Thursday after a truck pumping oil into a basement flooded the street with the oil — almost 150 gallons. No seals or pelicans harmed. (DNAinfo)
Feds accuse owners of building at 250 West 93rd Street of discriminating against the handicapped. (WSJ)
Two baby red-tailed hawks whose father died of rumored poisoning (!) in Riverside Park are about to start to fly. It’s tough to be a single hawk mom, but when your babies learn to fly, you realize it was all worth it. (Urban Hawks)
The International Student Center hostel on West 88th Street was closed down after it was deemed “imminently perilous to life.” (West Side Spirit)