August 30, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 83 Degrees.
Hurricane Irene did $200,000 worth of damage to Central Park and the conservancy that manages the park now wants your help covering the bill. Consider donating here.
Upper West Sider Brian Rossetti created an app called Parking Auction that allows drivers to sell their curbside parking spots to each other through an auction system. Drivers who are planning to leave a spot post their general location and a price for the spot, and people who want a spot bid on it. When a deal is made, the person with the spot sends their location to the winner, and they make the trade. The city, however, says that the app appears to constitute a “parking reservation system” which isn’t allowed. Rossetti insists that it is. (DNAinfo)
Central Park is using a new font: Tilting Gothic! It’s supposed to be more informal, and less dictatorial. (NY Times)
Rugged stores like North Face were closed during Hurricane Irene. But other local shops braved the storm to stay open. At the Town Shop, a lingerie store at 2273 Broadway on 82nd Street, the owners had some fun with their sign: “Despite the massive storm … we are open today! We have no ‘D’ batteries … but plenty of ‘D’ cup bras!” (NY Times, at the bottom of the article)