A fire broke out at 141 West 72nd on Tuesday morning, A resident told us that smoke filled the hallways and the fire may have started in a children’s speech pathology center on the second floor (apparently no children were there at the time).
September 18, 2012 Weather: Strong Storms and Wind, High of 74 Degrees.
Events today include free ukulele lessons, and a sneak-peek at pre-release films at Symphony Space.
St. Luke’s Roosevelt hospitals (58th and 114th) are looking for volunteers to comfort victims of domestic violence: “No prior experience is necessary to be a volunteer, but you must be 18 years of age or older and live within 20 minutes of St. Luke’s (114th Street and Amsterdam Avenue) or Roosevelt (59th Street and 10th Avenue). Volunteers must also be able to commit for a year and be able to attend training on the following dates: Thursday, Oct. 11 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” says the Amsterdam News.
Shocker! Two people at the San Remo on 74th Street and Central Park West opened their wallets for Mitt Romney, giving $395,550 to him and Super PACs aligned with his positions. Residents of the San Remo (which have included Steven Spielberg and Bruce Willis) have been some of the most generous Democratic donors for decades (“in the 2008 cycle, the combined San Remo addresses gave nearly $200,000 to Democratic candidates and $32,000 to Republicans”), but new laws allowing unlimited donations to outside groups have changed the money game. (NY Times)
Ajamu White, who was wanted for robbery, was caught at the Days Inn hotel on 94th Street when an officer tricked him into returning to his room to retrieve his gun, according to police. (NY Post)
The 75th Street block association is pissed off at the folks running the new Lululemon on 75th Street, which they say did not contribute anything to its fair on Saturday, or agree to perform demos because of a company policy. “We’re just not used to getting the door slammed in our face like that — and it’s kind of unacceptable to us,” said DeAnna Rieber, president of the West 75th Street Block Association. A Lulu spokeswoman said they had offered an in-store class or provide refreshments, but were turned down. (DNAinfo)
The Ethical Culture School recently finished construction on a rooftop greenhouse. (Curbed)