October 19, 2011 Weather: Rain, High of 64 Degrees.
Upper West Sider William Anderson is holding a monthly meetup for people who work from home at the Dead Poet Bar on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd Street. The first one is today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Check it out!
The Occupy Lincoln Center protest pictured above was a silent anti-war vigil that drew about 150 people to the fountain in the center of Lincoln Center. Although people from Occupy Wall Street were expected to attend, it didn’t look like they made it.
David Ruggiero, who co-owns Bomboloni, Jalapeno, Lansky’s, and Sushi a Go-Go, has filed for bankruptcy on both Bomboloni and Jalapeno. The filing lists debts of less than $500,000. (Crain’s)
A retired Wall Street trader from the Upper West Side named Robert Halper donated much of the money used to start the Occupy Wall Street movement. (NY Times)
A fire on 103rd Street destroyed a first-floor apartment, but no injuries were reported. (DNAinfo)
The city gave PS 84 on 92nd Street an “F” for 2010-2011, a grade that befuddles parents there. Basically, the city’s grading system changes based on the racial makeup of the school, and the fact that the school got more white changed the way the test scores were evaluated. (NY Times)
The Broadway Mall Association has placed huge bronze sculptures, including elephants, near subway stops on Broadway starting at Columbus Circle. (DNAinfo)