MORNING BULLETIN: ANTI-SEMITISM ON THE WEST SIDE HIGHWAY?


Photo by Rebecca Baust of The Daily Muse.

November 23, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 51 Degrees.

News:
A billboard on the West Side Highway advertising Wodka vodka proclaimed that the company offers “Christmas Quality, Hanukkah Pricing,” which appears to reinforce a nasty stereotype about Jews. The company responded in part: “Simply put Hanukkah represents a better value because you get 8 nights for the price of 1 – much like Wodka, more for less.” The Anti-Defamation League and many other New Yorkers called on the company to take the sign down, and they eventually did, leaving the sign in a crumpled heap on the side of the road. (Gawker and New York Times)

Upper East Siders want Tavern on the Green to reopen as a swanky exclusive restaurant. Upper West Siders want it to be a casual spot that regular folks can afford. (DNAinfo)

The controversial Upper West Success Academy is much more diverse than the other schools in the network. (Gotham Schools)

Lady Gaga will take viewers on a tour of her Upper West Side childhood in “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” on Thanksgiving night at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

A bicyclist is sung the city after she collided with a dog in Central Park. Some are now questioning the city’s policy of allowing dogs off-leash in the park at certain hours. (Wall Street Journal)

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