The photo above was taken by flickr user joo0ey in Riverside Park last month. For a larger version, click here.
September 23, 2011 Weather: Thunderstorms, High of 71 Degrees.
There are lots of great events on our calendar tonight, including free music at Symphony Space, Whole Foods, and the Folk Art Museum.
Send a free e-card with a photo of Central Park today to welcome the arrival of fall. After today, they’re only free for members of the Central Park Conservancy.
The Central Park Boathouse has signed a four-year contract with a new union representing the workers there after a nasty battle that lasted for weeks. Employees who don’t get tips, like dishwashers, will immediately have their pay increased to $13.50 per hour from $7.50. (NY Times)
Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents the UWS, tells us he got the first Republican to sign onto his bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies gay people federal rights when they get married. “Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a prominent defender of human rights and equality, will become the 125th cosponsor of the bill.”
Our benevolent Mayor Mike has agreed to forgive library fines for children and teens. But not for you, old man! Why’d it take you six months to read the Da Vinci Code anyway?
Beacon Paint & Hardware on Amsterdam Avenue and West 78th Street is sponsoring a fundraiser, including a charity walk this weekend, to help pay for guide dogs for the blind. (DNAinfo)