November 15, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 64 Degrees.
An Upper West Sider has lost a pet pigeon. It has a thick blue string attached to its foot, and it can’t eat on its own. There’s a $100 reward for its safe return.
I am hearing from residents around West 84th Street that the city has done little to combat the awful mosquito problem there, despite what seemed like progress toward closing up holes in the street from which the mosquitoes were emerging. People report they are still getting bitten regularly, despite the colder weather. The DOT has not returned our phone calls and emails on this.
Central Park allowed Google on to its pathways to photograph the park for Google Street View, which attempts to create a street-level record of the world. To record each and every path, Google designed a tricycle that holds a massive camera on back. No date yet on when Google will have it up. (WNYC)
Advocates for Central Park carriage horses want them to have a five-day workweek until they can be banned altogether. (DNAinfo)
If you haven’t heard already, police have cleared Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement was based. Will the protesters simply disperse, return to the park and retake it, or set up shop somewhere new?