Photo by Ed Yourdon.
Check out the stories published about the neighborhood in other media outlets over the past week.
85th street was closed over the weekend after a water line broke and flooded the street. (DNAinfo)
A Google Street View bicyclist rode the small paths of Central Park and created an interactive map for Google Street View. “Deploying the company’s Street View team, Google has now visually mapped all those tiny nooks and hidden woodland pathways with 360-degree views, which means the mysteries of Manhattan’s enormous park are now open to all, even if you can’t afford a trip to the Big Apple.” (DVice)
A paralympian ended a 3,000 mile cross country journey in Central Park. (Daily News)
Democratic City Council candidate Helen Rosenthal donated $1,000 to Rudy Giuliani’s exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate race in 2000. Though she said she supported Hillary Clinton, she did not apparently give money to her that year. “As a Board member of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Helen donated to pro-choice candidates for elected office. In 2000, Giuliani ran against anti-choice Lazio in the primary and Helen donated to the pro-choice candidate who (at that time) was also anti-gun,” said Ahmed Tigani, a spokesman for Ms. Rosenthal, in a statement. (Observer)
The intersection of 79th street and Amsterdam is dangerous and needs to be redesigned, say residents: “Turning, speeding drivers make it dangerous to cross the intersection, residents said, especially because cars on West 79th Street have a green left-turn arrow onto Amsterdam that conflicts with crossing pedestrians.” There were 35 pedestrian injuries there from 1995 to 2009. The DOT plans to study the intersection. (DNAinfo)
Jon Levy holds secretive invitation-only dinner parties in the neighborhood bringing together hotshots from numerous fields. The catch: they can’t talk about their jobs. (Forbes)
Upper West Siders are leaning toward Gale Brewer for Borough President, according to an informal poll of people at Artie’s Deli. (City & State)
A construction worker injured building the Central Park police precinct may be able to increase the amount of his jury award. (Daily News)