October 25, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 60 Degrees.
The final public hearing to discuss whether to create a new West End Avenue Historic District from 89th to 109th is today at 2:30 p.m. at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor.
The kind folks at card and gift shop Cardomat on 1112th Street and Broadway are offering a 10% off deal to West Side Rag readers if you mention West Side Rag. Check out their ad in our sidebar to the right.
The city is in the process of developing Riverside Park South between 65th and 67th Streets with new playgrounds and grassy areas. On two of the new buildings set to be built in the park, one of which will house bathrooms, the architects decided to create a metal overhang to provide shade. And on the metal overhangs they plan to spell out the opening lines to Woody Allen’s Manhattan in morse code (you know, just in case a soldier gets trapped there and needs to tell his commander he’s feeling anxious and wants to date a shiksa). The movie starts “Chapter One: He adored New York City, he idolized it all out of proportion.” (we’ve posted the video clip below) (DNAinfo)
A Central Park carriage horse died in midtown in mysterious circumstances. (Long Island Press)
The new Community Board 7 Chairman is Mark Diller. (West Side Spirit)
Zagat has more on the new wine bar “Slightly Oliver” opening soon on 85th Street and Amsterdam. Sounds like it will have funky cocktails and dishes like fish and chips. (If you missed it, we posted a map of 35 openings and closings in the neighborhood on Monday) (Zagat)