MORNING BULLETIN: 9-YEAR-OLD TAKES ON LAWYER IN MOLESTATION TRIAL, MUGGING ON 100TH


Photo by steveyb.

January 29, 2013 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, High of 48 Degrees.

Notices:
Toe-Tapping Tuesday, a violin recital and more on our calendar.

On Wednesday, January 30, at 8 pm, at Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Friends of Mozart is pleased to present an all-Mozart program which includes two masterworks for woodwind instruments and strings: the exuberant Oboe quartet in F major, K. 370, and the intensely expressive Clarinet quintet in A major, K. 581, and features performances by two of today’s leading young artists:  oboist Carl Oswald and clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois.  In addition, members of the Claring Chamber Players will perform the Serenade for strings in G major, K. 525, known as “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” in string quartet scoring.  Admission is free.

News:
A man was robbed in the lobby of 318 West 100th Street around 7 p.m. Monday night by another man who said he had a gun, NYPD told us. No gun was displayed and police had not made an arrest as of last night.

PS 87 teacher’s aide Gregory Atkins is on trial for molesting a 9-year-old boy, who took the stand and confronted the defense lawyer questioning him: “A 9-year-old sex-abuse victim went toe to toe with his alleged molester’s lawyer in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday — telling the mean man in a suit to ‘stop being a bully!’ ‘I don’t believe that you’re trying to do the right thing,’ the child shouted, rising from his chair and stamping his feet in rage after the lawyer suggested that former school aide Gregory Atkins had actually been ‘nice’ to the boy.” (NY Post)

Hugo Boss is expanding its Columbus Circle store to three stories. (The Shophound via Racked)

Goddard-Riverside bused teenagers to Albany to lobby for summer employment programs.

The city is getting rid of “No Honking” signs. That doesn’t mean you need to lean on it when you’re stuck in traffic! (NY Times)

The city has scrapped its idea to privatize parking meters. (WSJ)

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    1. El Bo says:

      “A man was robbed in the lobby of 318 West 100th Street …. NYPD told us.”

      Did they just happen to call you? It’s unusual for you to site the NYPD as a source in the absence of any tip from another media outlet or from a West Side resident.

    2. Pedestrian says:

      The courage of that nine year old is breath taking. If only we were all ready to speak truth to power like that.