MORNING BULLETIN: MERCEDES HITS BICYCLIST, JOANNE’S HEALTH VIOLATIONS


Photo by Lydiat.

October 9, 2012 Weather: Cloudy, High of 58 Degrees.

Notices:
Events today: Former Yankees speak at Barnes & Noble, a trunk show at Robert Stuart Salon, talks with actors from the NY Film Fest, a free salon with well-known Irish writers, and more on our calendar.

The 2 Upper West Side moms who run Apple to Zucchini are holding a talk on Wednesday at 7 at the 97th street Whole Foods on how to shop for kids: “organics vs. conventional.” It’s free but you have to RSVP to info@appletozucchini.com. The Apple to Zucchini facebook page is here.

Community Board 7 is holding a B2B networking meeting on Wednesday for small businesses to hook up with larger service providers. More here.

News:
We hear from a tipster that a bicyclist was hit by a Mercedes-Benz on 87th Street and Central Park West around 6 p.m. on Monday, and appeared to be injured: “The biker looked like he had a broken leg.” Police told us they’d look into what happened, but that if the bicyclist wasn’t severely injured or killed they may not have any info. We’ll update this if we learn more.

Joanne Trattoria, the restaurant owned by Lady Gaga’s parents, received a C grade from the Health Department after racking up 42 violation points, although it’s going to challenge the ruling, meaning it will put up a Grade Pending notice. The violations “included unwashed food-prep surfaces, no hand-washing facilities close to the kitchen and food placed in areas ripe for contamination.” (NY Post)

Lincoln Center’s entire campus is powered by wind energy. (PRweb)

London’s Guardian newspaper publishes a strange piece about the wonders of walking on Central Park West, including: “Along the way the tall arches of the Lincoln Centre can be seen down 64th Street and a perfect sunset over the Hudson river on 72nd.” Is this how tourists see New York? (The Guardian)

NEWS | 2 comments | permalink
    1. NikFromNYC says:

      “The wind energy to support Lincoln Center will be purchased by Green Mountain in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs).”

      So much for scholarships, internships, and low ticket prices for students!

    2. Ben says:

      Another cyclist hit by a motorist. ANOTHER WAKE-UP CALL TO THE MANIC VELOCIPHOBES WHO SEEM TO FLOCK TO THIS SITE.

      Cars are 365 times more dangerous to pedestrians than cyclists, according to City data.