June 20, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 95 Degrees!
There are lots of great Wednesday events on our calendar, including a free Daily Show comedy act in Central Park featuring daily Show writers and performers, including John Hodgman. There’s also free swing lessons at Lincoln Center, and a reading by the author of an acclaimed new book on President Obama. Check it out here.
The city is opening its “cooling centers” to deal with extremely high temperatures today. Find one near you at this website or call 311. “Additionally, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Wednesday.”
President Obama had five locks on his front door at his first NYC apartment on West 109th Street, including that big bar you slide to lock the door once you get inside, according to David Maraniss’ new book (Maraniss will be at Barnes & Noble tonight). (NY Mag via Curbed)
A state bill may allow the city to install cameras to catch speeding cars. (NY Times)
A maintenance worker fell about 10 feet while working on a cooling tower on 64th Street. He was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. (DNAinfo)
The 79th Street boat marina is falling apart, some boat owners say. The parks department says they’ll fix it this week. (DNAinfo)
Is Oprah looking at the Apthorp? (Real Estalker)