MORNING BULLETIN: POSSIBLE SUICIDE ON 105TH, ARCHITECT SWITCH ON BIG PROJECT


Photo by Charley Lhasa.

September 24, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 65 Degrees.

Notices:
Events today include free concerts, and a comedians’ “showdown.” On our calendar.

News:
A man appears to have jumped from the building at 248 West 105th Street, near the corner of Broadway and Henry’s Restaurant, police said. Police had not identified the victim, and details were light. (Gothamist)

Riverside Center, the massive development (with a school and movie theater)  slated to built along Riverside Boulevard from 59th to 61st Streets, appears to be getting a new architect without the pedigree of Christian de Portzamparc, who created the original design. Public officials were wowed by de Portzamparc’s ideas before they approved the five buildings in the development, and now they’re upset that he may no longer be involved. Activist Batya Lewton was not surprised: “Typical switcheroo – promise famous architect and then do something else.” (Observer)

Bees swarmed a garbage can on 107th Street on Friday after someone threw out hive frames and a new hive moved in. No one appears to have been stung. (DNAinfo)

Letty Pogebin, a founder of Ms. Magazine, takes issue with the portrayal of the Central Park rape victim in press accounts. (NY Times)

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