September 21, 2011 Weather: Afternoon showers, High of 75 Degrees.
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The future of the historic Belnord, which occupies the entire block between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue between 86th and 87th Streets, is uncertain. Owner Gary Barnett, the president of Extell, took out a special loan on the 1909 building, but the building isn’t bringing in enough money to service the loan and it has now been transferred to a special servicer. Barnett overestimated his ability to deregulate rent controlled and rent stabilized apartments. (NY Times)
A statue of Frederick Douglass was unveiled Tuesday in the Northeast corner of Central Park. The event was attended by one of Douglass’ descendants. (Epoch Times)
The unidentified body of a male was pulled from the Hudson River around 103rd Street. (DNAinfo)
The Department of Environmental Protection is investigating Monday’s water main break on 106th Street and Central Park West. “[C]rews have already removed a broken, 15-foot segment of the 94-year-old water main and replaced it.” (WNYC)
Eater recounts scenes involving restaurants from 10 Woody Allen movies. (Eater)
The restoration of Central Park’s East Meadow is complete. It was the last of seven meadows that the Central Park Conservancy set out to restore. (NY1)
Someone stole a $4,000 Porsche jacket right off a mannequin at Fashion Week. Porsche makes jackets? (DNAinfo)