MORNING BULLETIN: TOWN HALL, RECYCLING, TEST FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS STIFLES PARENTS


Photo of Riverside Park, which didn’t receive a $100 million gift on Tuesday, by Special KRB.

October 24, 2012 Weather: Showers, High of 60 Degrees.

Notices:
A town hall meeting featuring likely mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio and police officials is scheduled for today at 6:30 p.m. at Symphony Space. Expect a discussion of the city’s controversial new homeless shelter on 95th Street and an uptick in crime in the 24th Precinct. That, and many other free and inexpensive events are on our calendar.

On Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm, check out a Fall E-waste Recycling Event with the Lower East Side Ecology Center at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Amsterdam Avenue between W 96th & West 97th Streets.

Quick note: if you work for a local nonprofit and are looking for volunteers, let us know. We’re happy to spread the word.

News:
The new gifted & talented school entry test for 4-year-olds is so hard, parents can’t even do it. “When parents first see a sample Naglieri test, with its rotating triangles and checkered squares, ‘They typically panic.'” (DNAinfo)

Quite a few people in finance (more than a dozen) are on the Central Park Conservancy board. (NY Times)

An Ethiopian Jew’s journey to the Upper West Side. (Narratively)

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