Photo by robzand in Riverside Park.
July 16, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 92 Degrees.
We have Monday’s events up on our calendar, and there’s another free New York Philharmonic concert, followed by fireworks!
Summer Restaurant Week begins today. Check out Upper West Side participants here.
Someone dropped thumbtacks on the ground on Park Drive around Central Park’s Harlem Hill earlier this month, popping the tires of about a dozen bicyclists and causing a few to wipe out. Police, however, did not seem particularly sympathetic: “We have more important things to worry about, like people getting shot and squirrels getting run over,” one officer told the Post. “A flat tire is not the crime of the century.” (NY Post)
Someone has been leaving sweet one-line poems in chalk alongside Riverside Park, to the delight of one Upper West Sider. “The little found poem was both beautiful and haunting. For a moment I saw the world through another person’s eyes, and observed a snapshot of time and place as they might.” (Jodi Kendall)
Residents around 72nd Street have been trying to enforce parking regulations among the many tour bus operators who park on the street and the surrounding avenues. They approach drivers who are parked illegally and sometimes call the bus companies to complain. The tour bus issue has been a problem for years, and Gale Brewer has called for more NYPD enforcement. (DNAinfo)
Housing projects throughout the city are getting surveillance cameras. Among them: the projects at 100th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, which should have cameras by September. (Daily News)