August 9, 2011 Weather: Afternoon thunderstorms, High of 85 Degrees.
A food cart vendor on 86th Street and Central Park West has been battling with neighbors and the health department for years. They claim the owner, Mohamed Abdala, basically lives in the cart and doesn’t clean it, and the health department has issued him 72 violations. But he blames “Jewish people,” “homosexuals”, “bureaucrats” and “rich people” for his problems. (NY Post)
A 40-year-old woman from Ilinois became the second triathlete from Sunday’s Nautica New York City Triathlon to die after suffering a heart attack swimming in the Hudson River. (DNAinfo)
Police say they’ve caught the Upper East Side-Upper West Side groper. (NY1)
Two new restaurants — a bagel shop and a family-style pizzeria — will squeeze into a 2,850-square-foot space on 61st Street and West End Avenue, part of a new trend of restaurants moving into tiny spaces to save money. They plan to open by the end of the year. (Wall Street Journal)
Two Uniqlo pop-up stores are coming to the Upper West Side “within a couple of weeks”, one on Broadway between 61st and 62nd and the other at 2385 Broadway between 87th and 88th Streets. For those not in the know, Uniqlo is a Japanese chain. (Shophound)
Many of the apartments in the building at 173 West 78th Street haven’t had gas for weeks, so management gave out hot plates to the tenants. All those amenities and the rent is only $3,000 a month! (DNAinfo)