MORNING BULLETIN: WILD BLUEBERRIES, PRICEY FORECLOSURE AUCTION, OLYMPIAN HOPES DASHED


Lululemon on 75th has unveiled its facade, with what appears to be a subway-inspired design. Photo by Ken Lupano.

July 30, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 78 Degrees.

Notices:
We have Monday’s events up and will keep adding more for the rest of the week. (Putting up events is a laborious process and we’ve gotten behind on posting all of them on Sunday. If anyone wants to help, please let us know!)

The ramp at 72nd Street to go down into Riverside Park has been fixed!

The Elephant Playground in Riverside Park at 76th Street has reopened after a renovation.

Wild blueberries have begun arriving in heaps at local green markets. And Maine’s blueberry crop is the largest in a decade.

News:
A penthouse at the Copley in Lincoln Square will be sold at a foreclosure auction on August 22. It’s on the market for $16 million, and has a $22.1 million lien against it. (The Real Deal)

Olympian Nicole Ross of the Upper West Side lost 15-8 to a Tunisian fencer in her foil competition on Saturday. She will still get to fight in the team event on Thursday and promises to be “much more prepared.” (Daily News)

Real estate company Vornado bought two Upper West Side buildings on West 93rd for a little over $100 million. “Vornado was also drawn to the potential to develop retail in the buildings, particularly 70 West 93rd Street, which is on the corner of Columbus Avenue, an important retail corridor on the Upper West Side, and has almost 15,000 square feet of retail space that can be redeveloped.” (The Observer)

Commenters have been making their feelings known on the Upper West Side, SRO’s, homelessness and more on our recent stories about controversial homeless shelters and a stabbing. See here, here and here.

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