Photo overlooking Central Park by Sam Wolff.

July 23, 2012 Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms, High of 88 Degrees.

This week is filled with excellent free events. Shakespeare in the Park starts its run of Into the Woods today (Update: postponed until Tuesday because of rain), the Met Opera hosts a free outdoor show in Central Park Wednesday, and the three-week Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival begins Wednesday. That and more on our calendar.

Betsey Johnson closed its doors for good on Sunday after a very long liquidation sale that we first wrote about in May. Betsey herself will continue designing.

Caffe Storico will offer house-made gelato at a cart on the corner of 77th and CPW this summer, says Eater.

John Baisley, the manager of an Upper West Side shelter that houses people undergoing treatment for HIV at 206 West 95th Street (The Camden Hotel), was stabbed to death by a resident there shortly after noon on Friday. Bernardo Paulino was arrested and charged with murder. Police sources told reporters that Paulino is emotionally disturbed and became enraged when Baisley wouldn’t assign him a new room. Baisley himself had HIV and was described by residents as caring and accommodating to residents. (Daily News and DNAinfo).

An unidentified 42-year-old man was killed after apparently jumping in front of a Southbound 1 train at Columbus Circle on Friday just before 3 p.m. (Capital NY)

An ex-con was caught trying to hock an $8,000 French horn he’s accused of stealing from a musician eating at Five Napkin Burger on West 84th. (NY Post)

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    1. Greg says:

      “The Camden Hotel” is like something out of a nightmare. I live around the corner from it. I will now be heading east via 94th or 96th St.

      • Ripley says:

        Greg, word is the City wants to move 400 homeless onto West 95th and West End Ave, right across from an elementary school and senior home. Time for the community to step up and face Gale Brewer, CB7, Linda Rosenthal and Scott Stringer and let them know the West 90s are not a dumping ground for the disturbed and addicted, and we have more than our fair share of transitional housing. If we don’t say anything, no one hears us.