Photos of Central Park proposal (more below) by Justin Rudy of and Andrew Jive of

September 28, 2012 Weather: Thundershowers, High of 70 Degrees.

It’s the last day to apply to be the student rep for the UWS education district (CEC 3). More info here.

Is your kid struggling with math? Via Gale Brewer: “Saturday, September 29, 2012 by appointment only – Top Honors is a FREE program located on the Upper West Side designed to give 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who struggle with basic math a boost in both their abilities and their confidence in this subject using real-life examples and small tutoring groups. Please note that Top Honors is not a homework help program, but rather follows a special curriculum designed to work on basic math skills that are fundamental to students’ progress in junior high and high school. The first Orientation/Assessment Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, by appointment only. Follow this link to sign up for orientation/assessment: (preferred method) or call (212)-662-0573 and leave your name, child’s grade in school, and the best phone number to reach you.”

Events today include the start of NY Film Fest, Human Chess, West 64th Street Jazz, and theater. Watch a Q&A online with Ang Lee for the filmfest here starting at noon. Our calendar’s here.

A woman rowed her girlfriend to the middle of the Central Park lake this week near a bridge where her friends performed “Operation Rainbow Umbrella” as she proposed. See the flickr set here, or click on the thumbnails below. (via Joe My God)

The Central Park Boathouse is getting sued again, this time over sexual harassment. (NY Post via Eater)

In case you were worried that we wouldn’t get a fourth Bloomberg term, don’t worry! The mayor will be actively determining who succeeds him. He’s now telling Scott Stringer and William Thompson they don’t have what it takes. Stringer is privately considering a run for Comptroller, some sources say. (Wall Street Journal)

‘Tis the season where those damn burrs stick to your dog. (Out Walking the Dog)

The NAACP filed a complaint against 8 elite NYC high schools over bias charges regarding testing. (NY Times)

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NEWS | 2 comments | permalink
    1. Pedestrian says:

      Just want we need Bloomberg picking a Bloomberg puppet for 8 more years of give aways to developers and corporations while destroying neighborhoods and being unable to make sure the storm drains work. New Yorkers wake up.

    2. MegD says:

      Thanks for this lovely item! You guys are the best source for the fun and the serious business of being an Upper West Sider. Keep up the great work!