August 25, 2011 Weather: Afternoon Thunderstorms, High of 85 Degrees.
There is a barefoot runners club that runs in Central Park. So far, 2 people have signed up for next Wednesday’s run, but more than 600 have joined the group. “Baring soles together is good for the soul,” writes one. Are you adventurous/crazy enough?
The C train was voted the worst train in the city by the Straphangers Campaign for the third year in a row. “The C train scored the worst for the third year in a row and received a MetroCard rating of 90 cents for its frequent breakdowns and record of incomprehensible, meaningless subway car announcements.” (Metro Focus)
Maxilla & Mandible, the great fossil shop on Columbus and 81st Street, is closing (the owner says it’s because of disruption caused by the new bike lanes). I rate it a bigger tragedy than H&H Bagels closing, but that’s just one person’s opinion. If you have any thoughts, please add them to our growing list of comments and laments.
Students at controversial charter school Upper West Success Academy started school two weeks earlier than local public schools. Founder Eva Moskowitz says everything is hunky-dory now that she has prevailed against local parents and community leaders. Locals aren’t so sure. (NY Times)
Upper West Side staple Sarabeth’s has expanded to Tribeca at 339 Greenwich Street, and the new location is even bigger than the local one. “If Sarabeth’s were your mother, you’d come home every night. That’s how I want it to be!” says Sarabeth Levine. Mazeltov! (Tribeca Citizen)
Alec Baldwin has already sold his “middle class” apartment at the Eldorado en route to his new girlfriend-approved pad in SoHo. (NY Post)
A development that has dragged on for years at 732-734 West End Avenue near 96th Street is driving nearby residents nuts. (West Side Spirit)
The saga of the Worst Broker Ever ends badly. (Malcolm Carter)