July 25, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 86 Degrees.
Jewish Home Lifecare’s plans to build a 20-story nursing home on 97th Street continue to draw flak, and now the Borough President is getting involved in trying to stop it. Scott Stringer said “I’m angry” about how Jewish Home has been treating neighbors and “My office is trying to put road blocks up.” Parents of students at PS 163 are worried about noise and pollution created by construction. The project was halted by a judge earlier this year, because it may impinge on the rights of Park West Village residents. We previously covered this debate here (check out the comments to see just how much this is upsetting residents). (Epoch Times and DNAinfo)
Someone named Randy Narod is planning to open as bagel shop called H&H Bagels on Fulton Street. It’s not, however, the same as the famous H&H Bagel company that went bankrupt and closed its iconic Upper West Side store. This Narod fellow registered a company called the “Original H&H Bagels,” even though Helmer Toro has a trademark on the name. Toro has issued a cease and desist letter to Narod. (Wall Street Journal and Grubstreet)