August 16, 2011 Weather: Thundershowers, High of 70 Degrees.
It’s Korea Day today at Central Park’s Naumberg Bandshell. Try traditional Korean foods and listen to music from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the bandshell in the middle of the park just south of 72nd Street. Plus, free Kimchi! If you’re not into that there are other free and cheap events going on too.
Barnard College (an all-women’s school in case you didn’t know) will offer gender-neutral housing for the first time in a trial run this fall. (Women’s E-News)
The Central Park Conservancy has completed the restoration of the north end of Central Park after a storm two years ago destroyed more than 500 trees. (DNAinfo)
A balloon store, Balloon Kings New York, recently opened up at 207 West 80th Street.
Gawker makes fun of the hubbub over a homeless man sleeping in Ann Curry’s empty West 71st Street house, including a Post story breaking the news that the man walked back towards the house on Monday. (Gawker)
The New York Historical Society is partnering with the mayor’s office to produce a video every day explaining some curious aspect of New York history, including “Who Were the Death Avenue Cowboys?” (They were cowboys who cleared people away when freight trains would barrel down the West Side in the 19th Century) (WSJ)
The speculation about when Century 21 on 66th Street will open is over.