December 6, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 40 Degrees.
An appearance by hotshot Newark mayor Cory Booker and some free concerts are on our calendar.
Also, a free “fall prevention” talk at the JCC.
All right, so this isn’t exactly a morning bulletin. Rough morning…
The Community Board voted to discontinue the Crafts on Columbus fair, which stretches from 77th and 81st street on Columbus six weekends a year. Neighbos were sick of the crowds, and said that we should be supporting the normal weekly farm stands that set up shop there. “‘We are not against crafts. We are not against crafts people. We are simply standing up because we believe that we have had enough,’ testified Steve Anderson, president of a neighborhood association, who said he and his neighbors have been inundated by foot traffic.” The fair will continue through 2014 under its old permit. (DNAinfo)
Learn about the “Haunted Castle” at 455 Central Park West, now made up of luxury homes: “Though an eyesore for decades, it has finally regained its striking appearance and has helped encourage new investment nearby. Plus, the ghosts still have a place to go bump in the night.” (Curbed)
Photographer Richard Avedon’s grandson lives on the Upper West Side, and is apparently pretty handy with a camera too. (NY Times)