Photo in Central Park courtesy of Becca Baust.
February 20, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 46 Degrees.
We will have our weekly list of events up by this evening. For now, we have Monday’s events up.
A manhole fire caused by corroded underground wires on West End Avenue at 82nd Street on Saturday caused the street to be closed. (DNAinfo)
A woman was hit by a Supertrans school bus in front of ABC studios at 67th Street and Columbus Avenue, and taken to the hospital with what appeared to be serious head injuries, although she appeared to be conscious. (ABC and DNAinfo)
Confirmed: a trust for the daughter of Russian fertilizer magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev bought Sanford Weill’s penthouse at 15 Central Park West for the full asking price of $88 million. When you’re already spending that much, why haggle over a few million bucks?. (Wall Street Journal)
After multiple recent arrests of teachers for sexual abuse in NYC public schools (including at PS 87), the Department of Education plans to tighten its screening policies. (Gotham Schools)
The Laureate on 76th is 85% sold. (Curbed)
A multiracial group of young people is fighting back against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. (American Prospect)