Photo of corned beef and pastrami at Artie’s by bgreenlee via flickr.
April 3, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 62 Degrees.
The glass roof of the Upper West Side Apple store is now covered in plastic bags. Curbed commenters speculate that the company will create a “green” roof. (Curbed)
In other Apple-related news, 80% of thefts near Columbia are iPhone thefts. (Columbia Spectator)
UWS restaurants prepare for Passover with a big cleaning and special menus. (DNAinfo)
An Upper West Side mom has some suggestions for how to design new taxis to make them more parent-and-kid-friendly. One idea: “Install integrated booster seats in the back seat of the taxis like the Volvo does in many of their cars.” (Beccarama)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to delay a vote on local Councilwoman Gale Brewer’s bill to give low-wage workers sick days as Quinn pulls in big donations from both business and labor groups in her likely bid for mayor. Meanwhile, sick workers who can’t afford to take a day off continue to sneeze in your food. (Greenpoint Star)
State Senator Adriano Espaillat has officially entered the race to replace Congressman Charles Rangel, who represents part of the Upper West Side. (Columbia Spectator)
Comedian Aziz Ansari mowed Sheep Meadow for the ceremonial start of Spring, as we said he would. He also said funny things like “”Me and the other brown people are now going to mow the lawn.” (DNAinfo)