October 10, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 84 Degrees.

Despite the summery weather this weekend, fall is here, and the leaves are starting to turn ever so slightly, as shown in the picture above by Upper West Side photographer Michael Huitt.

Friends of Morningside Park is hosting a fundraiser at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for the park. There will be music, wine and food.

Jennifer Klein, the former manager of Wine & Roses bar on Columbus Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets who was ousted by her partners in a nasty split, is planning to open a new wine bar. Police had removed Klein and her husband from Wine & Roses last year, and both sides said the other had mishandled money. The new spot, called Dakota Bar, will open on the corner of 72nd Street and Columbus where Indian restaurant Earthen Oven used to be. Klein says she’s not interested in competing with Wine & Roses, despite opening 2 blocks away. Yeah right! (DNAinfo)

Hundreds of people jammed in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields to commemorate John Lennon’s birthday Sunday. (TammyEvents)

Airplanes passed over Manhattan on Sunday writing messages in the sky like “Last Chance”. Apparently, this was an art project, but mostly it just confused everyone. (Daily News)

Gale Brewer doesn’t want food trucks parking at taxi stands. (DNAinfo)

The New York Times tells us what the cylinder topped by a wind vane at the corner of 83rd and Broadway is. (NY Times – third item)

We reported on all sorts of news this weekend, from a Goodfellas star getting hit by a car, to a screening of Ides of March that got interrupted because jacuzzi water from a health club began pouring down on the audience, to the growing Steve Jobs memorial at the Upper West Side Apple Store.

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