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November 7, 2012 Weather: Rain/Wind, High of 40 Degrees.
Several free concerts, and a Noel Coward tribute are on our calendar (check with venues because some events are getting cancelled due to weather).
Tomorrow (Thu, Nov 8) the JCC is offering free flu shots for seniors on a first come, first served basis. Seniors should bring all insurance information: Medicare Part B, Medicaid, and Private Health Insurance. Join us from 1-4 pm in the 7th floor Beit Midrash. (as a commenter points out, if they ask for insurance the shots aren’t really “free.”)
The B and C trains are now running again. More here.
Alternate Side Parking regulations will remain suspended until Monday 11/12; however, payment at meters and all other parking regulations will be in effect.
As we noted yesterday, a Nor’easter will hit us today and parks and playgrounds are closed from noon on Wednesday until at least noon on Thursday.
Thanks to everyone who reported their experiences voting yesterday. See our crowd-sourced piece here, and read the comments. Many people waited in interminable lines or said that poll workers gave confusing or simply incorrect instructions. There was little privacy: voting booths were full in several locations so that people voted out in the open; poll workers also looked at ballots. And some people who had to work were forced to get off of lines that were ridiculously long (amazing given that voting patterns ought to be predictable given the raft of public data). Why is this a problem? Just over 50% of eligible voters actually vote in presidential elections in this country. And we hear about 13 million fewer people cast votes in this election as opposed to 2008. Why dissuade more of them?
Michelin-starred Picholine on 64th Street has filed for bankruptcy and owes more than 100,000. The restaurant is stil open, but “according to an affidavit accompanying the filing, Picholine is facing possible eviction from its landlord.” (Crain’s)
No surprises for locals in yesterday’s election: Charlie Rangel, Jerry Nadler, Daniel O’Donnell, and Linda Rosenthal were all reelected.
Actress Celeste Holm’s apartment on CPW is on the market for 1,394 times what she paid for it ($10,000). Holm died earlier this year. (Curbed)
Do you live in a red building or a blue building (politically speaking)? “Blue building: Everyone is on a first-name basis with the super. Red building: There are so many staff in the building and in the individual apartments, sometimes you feel like an extra on Downton Abbey.” And more funny observations… (Brick Underground)