WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: A BARNES & NOBLE ACCIDENT, PRIVATE SCHOOL PROBLEMS, ANGER AT WHOLE FOODS AND SAIGON GRILL


On 86th street, by Holly Northrop.

It was a week full of accidents, controversy and more on the Upper West Side.

A young boy was injured at Barnes and Noble on 82nd street last week when he fell and his hand got caught in the steps. “Firefighters arrived and freed the tyke. He was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.” (NY Post)

Residents around 93rd street worry that expanding Columbia Prep private school an extra two stories will make traffic there worse. “I’m deeply concerned about the effects this expansion will have on quality of life,” said one neighbor. “The question of the light being cut off, the traffic, the noise.” (DNAinfo)

Whole Foods on 97th Street put up a sign advertising chicken on sale with an image of an angry President Obama pointing his finger. A patron said it was a racist image and the store took the image down. (NBC)

Saigon Grill on 90th has been too slow to pay employees $1 million in back wages, critics say. (DNAinfo)

On Friday, a car flipped on 79th street between Amsterdam and Columbus. Two people sustained minor injuries. (Gothamist)

Rent your apartment in Trump Place to the wrong person and your $140,000 grand piano might just get stolen. (Daily News)

“Starting in 2004, Mayor Michael Bloomberg instituted a strict policy that all students who fail must attend summer school and pass in order to be promoted, calling anything else ‘social promotion.'” But as more students fail, that zero tolerance policy is apparently going away. (NY1)

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    1. NikFromNYC says:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMfNFHZOq0Q

      Grace Jones:

      In Time Square new graffiti, old revolutions
      A bag lady is cursing the waiter for giving her a free coffee
      Lucky he’s a Jesus freak moonlighting

      At the Acme discount store over in Queens
      The burglar alarm starts to scream
      A cop picks out his gun fires one and yells, “Freeze!”

      No, it ain’t World War IV
      No, it ain’t World War IV

      It’s just the apple stretching and yawning
      Just morning
      New York putting its feet on the floor