MORNING BULLETIN: PICKPOCKETS TARGETING UWS ELDERLY, MORE ON “INTRUDER” SHOOTING


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March 28, 2012 Weather: Afternoon Storms, High of 68 Degrees.

Notices:
West-Park Presbyterian Church is hosting “A dialogue between Dr. Cornel West and the Rev. Osagyefo Sekou,” this Thursday night at 7 p.m. “In their first public dialogue in New York, one of America’s most prominent intellectuals, Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West, teams up with his long-time friend and fellow activist, the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, founding senior minister of The Freedom Church of New York City, to discuss Sekou’s new book, Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy.” The church is at 165 West 86th Street, on the northeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue.

The new Coen Brothers movie is shooting today around 76th & Amsterdam.

News:
Pickpockets are targeting elderly people on Upper West Side buses. In the 20th precinct, 11 cases of pickpocketing on buses or at bus stops have been reported this year. “Pickpockets have struck on the M104 and M7 lines twice each, and once each on the M66, M57, M2, M79, M11 and M86 lines.” No physical force was reported. I literally just read a Saul Bellow novel that started out with a pickpocketing on an Upper West Side bus. (DNAinfo)

Silver Moon Bakery is introducing new Passover matzos, including sesame seed matzos, this year as a tribute to Italian Jews. They’re not Kosher, however. (NY Times)

A rare listing for a one-bedroom on classic Pomander Walk, which we wrote about here. (Curbed)

Remember that guy who was shot by an “intruder” posing as a deliveryman at his home on 100th Street on Monday? Police now say he was shot by two of his drug customers. (DNAinfo)

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