MORNING BULLETIN: BEING POOR IN A RICH NEIGHBORHOOD, FANCY L.A.-STYLE COFFEE COMING

Photo by Avi.

November 7, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High of 62 Degrees.

Notices:
We posted a new slate of events for this week, including a march down Broadway in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest today that should pass 72nd Street and Broadway at about 1 p.m.

News:
Bad news for poor families in the neighborhood. The city’s Administration for Children’s Services is determining the amount of money child care centers should receive based on the income levels in their district, which hurts poor families on the Upper West Side who are penalized by the high average income in the area. Programs at Amsterdam Houses, for instance, could be cut. (NY Times)

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a trendy coffee place straight out of L.A., will be opening by the end of the month on 79th Street and Columbus Avenue. (NY Post)

The marathon appeared to be a success, thanks to the Central Park crews that cleared out old trees and cut down dangerous branches before the event. Nicely done! For some cute stories, check out the mid-marathon wedding ceremony, and a nice photo essay by West Side Rag columnist Melissa Cooper highlighting the great foliage.

A loophole in city building regulations may have allowed the disastrous shopping-cart-tossing incident that left an Upper West Side woman in a coma last week. (NY Daily News)

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    1. Nick10025 says:

      “A loophole in city building regulations may have allowed the disastrous shopping-cart-tossing incident that left an Upper West Side woman in a coma last week.”

      Not exactly a loophole. its simply building code. you will find this condition all over the city.