November 18, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High of 46 Degrees.
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After being evicted from Zuccotti Park on Wednesday, many Occupy Wall Street protesters went to churches to sleep. But the NYPD tracked them there, and continued their surveillance, sources told the New York Times. At the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew on West 86th Street, plain-clothes detectives came in and counted protesters and then went down to a homeless shelter in the basement and started asking questions. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said they were just there to use the bathroom. Witnesses say differently. Then church officials say a woman outside was taking pictures of people who left the church. It’s generally frowned upon to conduct surveillance of people sleeping in churches who aren’t breaking the law. If only police were as diligent about sexual assaults. (NY Times)
The Urgent Care clinic on West 69th Street is part of a new trend of walk-in clinics in the city. Initial visits cost $150, with other charges added on from there. (Clear Health Costs)
Sidewalk Santa School was held on Thursday in the neighborhood. (CBS)
Hugues Akassy, found guilty of a Riverside Park rape, was sentenced to 20 years. (NY Post)
Upper West Side French restaurant Picholine lost a Michelin star and now has 1. (Huffington Post)
NBC’s Prime Suspect, my favorite new show, looks like it’s getting canceled after this season. Sigh. (Deadline)