Photo by Allan Margolin on 102nd Street, looking West. The storm, known as a derecho, hit other towns harder than New York, but it was quite a sight to see. See below for a truly apocalyptic photo by Inga Sarda-Sorensen.
July 27, 2012 Weather: Afternoon Thunderstorms, High of 88 Degrees.
Today on our calendar: a meetup for people who work from home, and numerous free concerts and plays.
The Empire State Building will light up in multiple colors each night during the Olympics to honor the different countries participating. Each side will represent a different country. See the schedule here. (via NewYorkology)
Bernard Paulino, the resident of the Camden Hotel shelter on 95th Street accused of stabbing shelter manager John Baisley to death last week, was diagnosed with schizophrenia after leaving the army, his brother told DNAinfo. “He was never right after he came back home,” said Figuero. “I have no idea what he’d seen over there, or what he went through, but that’s when he started his medication, that’s when he was diagnosed.” Paulino was arraigned on murder charges via video feed from Bellevue. (DNAinfo)
A Sofia Storage facility on 83rd Street was raided by the Feds and found to contain millions of dollars worth of Indian antiquities that authorities say were stolen from Indian temples. “Subash Chandra Kapoor, 63, owner of the Art of the Past gallery on Madison Avenue, is currently in custody in his native India on a related case of antiquities theft.” (NY Post)
— Sean Eldridge (@SeanEldridge) July 27, 2012