June 19, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 76 Degrees.
Councilwoman Gale Brewer is testifying before a City Council committee today in favor of a proposal to rezone much of the Upper West Side to keep storefronts small. To comment on the proposal, email CHylton@council.nyc.gov.
A dolphin was spotted on Monday in the Hudson River, making its way from Harlem down to Chelsea. It passed through the Upper West Side sometime between 2 and 4:30 p.m. If you see it, call 631-369-9829 — wildlife experts are trying to determine if it needs help. (DNAinfo)
The city is planning to lease 90,000 parking meters to a private operator, a plan that raises lots of money in the short-term but could be a “catastrophe” in the longer term, says Matt Taibbi. In Chicago, the city has lost out on a recurring revenue stream, and residents have seen their rates jacked up at the whim of a private operator. NYC says it won’t repeat Chicago’s mistakes. (Rolling Stone)
There’s at least one Upper West Side beekeeper. Who knew? (NY Times)