December 14, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 47 Degrees.
Upper West Sider William Anderson is once again holding a meetup for folks who work from home today at The Dead Poet Bar on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd Street starting at 2 p.m. He will have a Jose Reyes bobblehead doll with him so you can recognize him.
George and Ira Gershwin’s old penthouse apartment at 33 Riverside Drive overlooking the 79th Street boat basin is on the market for $2.5 million. (Curbed)
Upper West Siders are starting to speak out against the imminent arrival of Sugar & Plumm Purveyors of Yumm, a candy store slated for the corner of 78th street and Amsterdam Avenue. Opponents think it’s garish and too suburban, and a damn shame that it is replacing five small businesses. They hope at the very least that the business changes the barber-shop-esque poles that are planned for the outside of the store. It’s expected to open this spring. One Upper West Sider started a website at stopsugarandplumm.com. (DNAinfo and our tipster Tovah)
A new law targets illegal hotels, which have drawn lots of complaints on the Upper West Side. The law says you can’t rent out rooms in apartment buildings or other multiple dwelling units for overnight stays. Two Upper West Side building owners just lost a suit trying to block the law. (The Real Deal and DNAinfo)
The New York Times has been referring to Central Park horse carriages as “hansom cabs” since 1985, but they’re not because hansom cabs have two wheels. They just realized the error and corrected it. (NY Times)