October 21, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 57 Degrees.
An Upper West Sider started a business called Curb Allure that makes tree guards (the fences around trees and flowers on sidewalks) with special “urine shields” to keep Fluffy from desecrating the begonias. “Little things like this make the city more livable,” says the owner Kim Johnson. (DNAinfo)
The Columbia Spectator has a list of favorite spots for fall desserts on the Upper West Side (Columbia Spectator)
City Council Member Gale Brewer introduced a bill making the department of health report the number of permits it issues to food trucks and carts in the city, the first step in a push to regulate them. (NY Post)
Tim Burton is designing a balloon for the Thanksgiving Day parade. (NY Times)
Ditch Plains on 82nd Street is offering a $75-per-person suckling pig feast with reservation. (Grubstreet, last item)
Upper West Sider and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has begun to take hunting trips with Justice Antonin Scalia. Hey, whatever it takes to keep abortion legal. (Forward)