Photo by WarmSleepy via flickr.
February 3, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 45 Degrees.
The PS 84 PTA is holding a benefit concert with Alan Menken and a live auction for the school on March 4 at 7 p.m. at the New-York Historical Society. Menken’s film song-scores and dramatic underscores include “Little Shop of Horrors”, “The Little Mermaid”, and, “Pocahontas”. He’s won 8 Oscars and 10 Grammys. Proceeds go to benefit the PTA and school. Buy tickets here.
Numerous bigshot chefs and restaurateurs took a tour of Tavern on the Green this week, checking out the slimmed-down space (no more Terrace Room!) as the city solicits proposals to operate it. Tavern is now a visitor’s center, but the city wants to put another restaurant in the space. Among the chefs and managers who took a peek: the Upper West Side’s own Bill Telepan, Mario Batali, Drew Nieporent of Nobu, a rep from Scarpetta, and the guys from smoking hot West Village Restaurant Torrisi Italian Specialties. (NY Times and DNAinfo)
A 20th Precinct auxiliary cop named Daniel Sayer was charged with having child porn at his upstate home. (NY Daily News)
People who live near Lincoln Center are sick and tired of the noise, pollution and disruption caused by Fashion Week. “It may be an asset for people who are involved commercially, but for the people who live here and the people who work here, it’s a huge inconvenience.” (West Side Spirit)
New York Post critic Steve Cuozzo slammed new restaurant Joanne Trattoria on its first night. (NY Post)
The Central Park Boathouse was forced to pay the city back for money it had made for film shoots and other activities. (Crain’s)
The Dakota is kind of creepy. (Metro Focus)