February 4, 2013 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 30 Degrees.
Egyptian music, a free jazz concert, and more on our calendar.
We have published hundreds of morning bulletins since this site started in May 2011. The bulletins have included pictures from all over the neighborhood, synopses of local events, thousands of links to other articles, and tips we’ve heard from residents. Our morning bulletin has been a staple of the site (even when it sometimes got published in the afternoon).
But we think there are better ways to get you the same information. From here on out, we’re planning to eliminate the morning bulletin and replace it with more news articles, more events previews, more columns, and more stories using hot tips we’ve heard (these are all things that readers have been asking for). In short, we’ll be getting you the same information (and more) in a format that should make a little more sense. We’ll also continue featuring local photography, so please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll plan to publish a series of links to outside stories once a week, probably on Friday.
If there’s an outcry from readers who want us to keep the bulletin, we may reconsider, but we really do think this is going to make the site better.
A 26-year-old Con Ed worker was burned in an explosion on 92nd on Friday afternoon. “The man suffered first- and second-degree burns to his face and neck in the explosion at 294 W. 92nd St., between Broadway and West End Avenue, about 12:50 p.m., the FDNY and Con Ed said.” (DNAinfo)
The race to represent Manhattanville as well as Morningside Heights and other areas on the City Council has now drawn 9 candidates, and actor Edward Norton is donating money to one of them, Mark Levine. (Daily News)
Francisco Leal, 27, of West 63rd Street was in his old neighborhood in Queens on Saturday night when he was approached by two men outside a liquor store. “Leal seemed to sense trouble and pulled a liquor bottle from his bag as if to defend himself, relatives said. One of his foes pulled out a gun and shot him once in the chest, family members told The Post. Leal was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Queens, where he was pronounced dead.” (NY Post)