Ballerinas practice on the sloping lawn at Lincoln Center. Photo by Avi.

July 18, 2011 Weather: Scattered storms, High of 92 Degrees.

There are tons of great events this week on our calendar, from a free screening of Elizabeth Taylor in “Father of the Bride” to live free music at Tavern on the Green. Check it out!

A hawk snatched Eddie the cat off of his owner’s fifth-floor terrace, and started to fly off to devour the animal. But the cat was just too damn fat — about 15 pounds of white furball — and the hawk only made it about 50 feet before dropping the massive feline. A garden umbrella broke Eddie’s fall and he survived with some bumps and bruises. (NY Daily News)

A fire broke out at 26 West 85th Street off of Central Park West late Saturday night, tearing through a five-story brownstone. no one was reported injured, and the cause was unclear. (DNAinfo)

The people making the film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock have been threatening to tow cars that are parked near the set within hours after the crew puts up signs, even though they don’t have the authority from the city to do so. In the end, they don’t tow the cars. (DNAinfo)

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