Check out a plan to build a very special dog run, problems for Tavern on the Green, and news about hospitals, schools and more in our roundup of local news articles we found in other news outlets this week.
Patrons of the dog run in Theodore Roosevelt Park outside the Museum of Natural History want it to get a $500,000 upgrade, complete with special “commercial-grade canine grass.” The city is very wary of spending that kind of money, so dog owners will likely have to raise quite a bit of money from private sources. Noise is one of the issues that the upgrade will try to solve: “After numerous noise complaints for years from neighbors, headed by the 81st Street Block Association, organizers of the dog run overhaul are also looking to invest in ‘some serious noise mitigation,’ costing roughly $100,000, Bull Moose Dog Run board member Erin Porter said.” (DNAinfo and NY Post)
Mount Sinai and Continuum Partners are looking to merge, which could affect hospital services for Upper West Siders. Continuum owns S. Luke’s-Roosevelt hospitals on 58th and 114th. (NY1)
Tavern on the Green’s new operators are running into serious money trouble. “The cash crunch threatens the expected fall re-launch of the Central Park restaurant, sources said.” Surprise surprise. (NY Post via Eater)
Upper West Sider Amos Shuchman hated the New York Times so much he said that in a paid death notice…in the New York Times! “Loved everything about NYC, except The New York Times,” his death notice read. (NY Post)
A new review of PS 84 on 92nd street was just published by Inside Schools. (Inside Schools)
Wat’s on Upper West Siders’ minds when it comes to politics? A reporter stopped by Artie’s Deli to find out. (City & State)
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