MORNING BULLETIN: ANOTHER UWS RENTAL BUILDING SELLS, PARENTS TRY TO SAVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

December 28, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 36 Degrees.

Notices:
A musical showcase and free jazz are on our calendar.

A nice photo montage of people playing music around Lincoln Center.

Workout for free at the JCC on January 1.

We could actually get some snow this weekend, says the National Weather Service: “A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE REGION SATURDAY…BRINGING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE TRI-STATE AREA BEGINNING EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND LASTING INTO THE EVENING. THE CURRENT PATH OF THE LOW WOULD BRING 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE NYC METRO AND AREAS TO THE NORTH AND WEST.”

News:
Another building filled with rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants
sold very quickly this month, and for a pretty penny. The 9-story building at 220 West 71st Street between Amsterdam and West End avenues sold for $21.25 million. It contains 37 residential and 2 professional units. It’s in the process of converting into a condo. We wrote about two other large real estate deals that are banking on condo conversions last week. (The Real Deal)

Holy Name of Jesus school on 97th is slated for closure at the end of this year, but parents are trying to raise enough money to keep it open. “The Archdiocese has given its schools until early January to propose a plan to recoup losses, so Holy Name’s parents are soliciting petitions from alumni and neighborhood residents to save the school, as well as trying to raise funds to cover the $400,000 needed to keep the school open for another year.” (NY Press)

It is shaping up to be the hottest year on record for the contiguous United States. (New Yorker)

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    1. NikFromNYC says:

      “It is shaping up to be the hottest year on record for the contiguous United States.”

      A natural warming trend has been boringly creating the hottest year “on record” for 350 years now. What real thermometer records fail to show is any enhanced trend whatsoever:

      http://oi52.tinypic.com/2agnous.jpg

      Extreme and undocumented 2012 “adjustments” to the government’s US temperature data have become brazen to the point of not even passing a laugh test. Did it at all *feel* like the hottest summer ever? Heat index extremes were much worse during the 30s dust bowl, and everybody knows it:

      http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/visualizing-how-wildly-corrupt-noaa-and-giss-are/

      -=NikFromNYC=-, Ph.D. from Columbia in carbon chemistry, Hammett “top student” Award winner.

    2. Pedestrian says:

      Interesting that the Catholic Church looks upon money spent educating its children as “losses” but has millions to spend lobbying local state and federal governments to increase its take of tax payer money while simultaneously lobbying to limit access to health care trying to shut down legitimate litigation against it for the sexual abuse of students and others in their care. The Church it seems looks upon education as secondary to its aggressive attempts to control the political and legislative realms.

    3. Liz says:

      It is sad that another Catholic school is being forced to close by pressure from the Bishop of the NY Archdiocese.

      Who cares what the families think. While it is true that enrollment at some Catholic schools is decreasing much of the blame for the lack of funding must be placed on the church leaders.

      A great deal of money was spent on the sex scandal cover up and subsequent payouts.