Photo by Dan Nguyen.
August 15, 2012 Weather: Afternoon Thunderstorms, High of 82 Degrees.
The people have spoken, and they want to see Clerks instead of Coming to America on the last night of the Central Park Conservancy film fest. The festival starts on August 21 with Do the Right Thing.
Manhattan Mini Storage will pay $10,000 for a photo of the roof billboard at 571 Riverside Drive (135th) taken before 1961. See its facebook page for more info.
Among today’s events: the animated movie Triplets of Belleville on a pier in Riverside Park.
New Knicks point guard Jason Kidd is purchasing a home at the Aldyn on Riverside Boulevard. One perk: the building has its own basketball court. (NY Post)
This past weekend, an Upper West Sider found letters and a drawing strewn along the sidewalk as she walked to Central Park. They were from 1966. Reading them, she was inspired. “I instantly became immersed in this woman’s life and was surprised at the similarities between her life and mine.” (My Sophisticated Life)
Lehman Brothers (yes that Lehman Brothers) owns the On the Avenue Hotel on 77th Street and is considering renovating it. Who knew? (Bloomberg)
Almost 70% of NYC public school students are considered poor, an increase from a few years ago. (NY1)
Attention parents: Bumbo has recalled 4 million baby seats. (Reuters)