August 18, 2011 Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, High of 86 Degrees.
The voting is complete, and New Yorkers chose “A Star is Born” with Barbara Streisand as the final movie in next week’s Central Park outdoor movie series. Was there really ever any doubt?
Charles Mysak, who sells books on the street, has parked his book-filled Honda Civic on the corner of 68th Street and Columbus Avenue for 11 years now, moving it twice a week for street-cleaning. Other than that, he hasn’t moved it (other than being towed three times). Hell of a space! (Jalopnik)
Upper West Side City Council members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Gale Brewer were among those at a rally calling for the Bloomberg administration to relax laws on marijuana use that have resulted in 350,000 people being arrested in New York since 2002 for having small amounts of pot. (New York Times)
A massive sinkhole has opened up on West 82nd Street between CPW and Columbus, where a water main broke two weeks ago. (CBS)
German cabinet-maker Leicht just opened its first U.S. showroom at 2003 Broadway around 68th Street. (New York Times)
Jeremy Spotts of Astoria, Queens was killed on Wednesday after his motorcycle slammed head-on into a Lincoln Town Car while driving on the 86th Street Transverse in Central Park at 5:14 a.m. (DNAinfo)
Shelly Grayson, a 67-year-old Upper West Sider, was hit by a bus while rollerblading on West 43th Street and dragged, but was in stable condition. (NY Daily News)