A scooter and a Jeep Cherokee collided at 88th Street and West End Avenue on Tuesday, sending the man on the scooter to the hospital. NYPD didn’t have a report on the incident, indicating the injuries were not serious, although the wreck looks pretty devastating. Photo by Tracy Kaler.
May 3, 2012 Weather: Cloudy, High of 64 Degrees.
Cleopatra’s Needle, an obelisk in Central Park, is a finalist for a $250,000 award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Vote here and learn more about the obelisk this weekend at free open houses.
The Star Learning Center on 84th is looking for summer tutors.
Many apologies for recent typos — particularly yesterday’s bulletin item that initially said Salumeria was opening a new restaurant on the Upper West Side, when it’s actually opening on the Upper East Side.
The city is considering a package of 11 bills that could curtail the power of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, causing an uproar among preservationists like Landmarks West. “These bills, taken together, would significantly alter the discretionary, flexible and nuanced process that [city] charter and the landmarks law left in the hands of a capable and expert agency,” said Jenny Fernandez, director of intergovernmental relations at LPC. The bill’s proponents say that historic districts like the proposed West End Avenue one are inappropriate. (The Real Deal and Landmarks West)
Ner Beck takes pictures of lost and found West Side street art and now has a show up at the Morningside Heights Public Library. “I have learned to walk at a relaxed pace and to soften my vision, so that the subjects come forward to catch my attention. I have found that the trick is to not look too hard for an image to photograph, and to wait for the image to appear.” (West Side Spirit)
Special Macy’s clothing line Bar III will be at GreenFlea on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th Streets this weekend. (Racked)
The NYPD stop-and-frisk program has increased sevenfold since 2002. “The NYPD stopped and interrogated people 684,330 times in 2011, by far the highest total since the Police Department began collecting data on its troubling stop-and-frisk program in 2002.” (NYCLU)