Songs of the Soul Concert at Society for Ethical Culture. Photo by specialoperations.
September 7, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 83 Degrees.
Today’s events include Human Chess, a puppet show about a roach outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, a midnight showing of Starship Troopers, and more.
You can’t park on parts of 87th Street because of road work starting tonight (thanks to Vivian Matz for the tip).
Learn about The Hudson River School of painting ahead of New-York Historical Society exhibit.
New York Film Fest tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday. Members can buy tickets now.
Singer Patti LaBelle will pay $100,00 for reportedly screaming profanities at a woman sand her little girl and tossing water on the woman in her Trump Place apartment building’s lobby. Dear Pattti LaBelle, please come yell at me and my family and throw water all over me. I will accept $50,000. (“all proceeds will be donated to the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund.”) (NY Post)
A city redistricting commission released a new proposal that could shift City Council representation on the Upper West Side, splitting the area above 96th into two districts divided at Amsterdam Avenue. Melissa Mark-Viverito would no longer represent the area, a prospect she opposes. “‘My office has made efforts to be visible and accessible in the Manhattan Valley/Upper West Side area,’ she told the redistricting commission on Aug. 23, according to commission records. Mark-Viverito stressed the similarities between the different neighborhoods in her current district, citing the presence of public housing in many of them.” (Columbia Spectator)
Con Ed volunteers painted a new “cool roof” on Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. (Queens Gazette)
A New York Times food writer presents her wish list for Upper West Side restaurants: “The wish list is long — a ramenya, an ice cream parlor — but my first priority is a decent place for Mexican street food, done right. Tamales with taste. Salsas that sing. Taquitos with dignity. If only …” (NY Times)