Upper West Side roof party by Sarah Ackerman.
July 24, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 90 Degrees.
Added to our calendar: another free concert tonight at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park!
Forgot to mention on Monday: Fastrack hit the B, D, F, and M trains again this week, meaning evening service is limited as the MTA completes repair work. More here.
Tracy Kaler (author of our Essential Eats series) was startled on Friday night when she saw raccoons climbing through the trees on West End Avenue and 88th Street. A few days before, an even more wild animal appeared on 89th: “Surrounded by the NYPD during the interrogation process, the forty-something male stood unashamed and vulnerable with all parts exposed. It wasn’t even unusually warm that evening, the heat wave had already passed. What was his excuse? Perhaps he was heading back from a quick dip in the Hudson and his swimming trunks floated off? Or, maybe he felt the need to make a statement about bottomless men, since topless women are considered legal in Manhattan? The man in the buff didn’t seem drunk, mentally ill, or rabid. The raccoons didn’t either.” (Tracy’s New York Life (with picture of raccoon, but not naked man))
Tribeca Jewish deli Kutsher’s could open a branch on the Upper West Side. Said Jeffrey Chodorow: “We are talking about doing small, satellite versions of Kutsher’s on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, where you could get great pastrami sandwiches, knishes, and matzo-ball soup.’’ (Grubstreet)
Borough President Scott Stringer wants to shut down controversial restaurant Papasito on 105th. As we mentioned last week, complaints about Papasito came up during a town hall meeting with local leaders. (DNAinfo)
Rule-breaking bicyclists are now being forced to take classes to learn the rules of the road in the basement of JackRabbit on 72nd Street near Columbus. (NY Times)