Photo by Bette Kerr.
August 3, 2015 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 81 degrees.
Check out our calendar for this week. It’s got more than 60 events on it, from free concerts, readings and films, to outdoor theater and fitness events. (One correction: we initially had the Naumberg Bandshell concert listed for the wrong date.)
On Tuesday starting at 6, police will be holding National Night Out Against Crime at various spots in the neighborhood. Check our calendar for the specifics. There won’t be community council meetings this month, so use this opportunity to meet officers and discuss concerns.
Lincoln Center will host a September 11 tribute by the Buglisi Dance Theater once again this year. See images from the performance a couple of years ago. “The tribute will take place Friday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.”
Anyone missing a black cat? “Sunday Night @11:45 pm, UWS spotted a smallish black cat run across Columbus Ave at 79th street and into the park behind the Museum of Natural History, by the side entrance to the Rose Center. The cat dashed into the bushes and did not respond to my call.”
An unnamed Upper West Sider wrote in to the Times this weekend asking what to do about a drunk, belligerent super. The address wasn’t listed. Ronda Kaysen writes: “Whether or not he is on the clock, your superintendent should not be getting into fights or passing out in front of the building.” Good advice!
Councilman Mark Levine joined the push for a new protected bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue, writing a letter to the Department of Transportation.
A man robbed the Chase branch at 76th and Columbus on Saturday, demanding (and receiving) cash from the teller. “He was wearing a gray sweat shirt whose hood was pulled over his head, dark-colored sunglasses and a goatee.”
Tenants sued an HDFC coop at 13-19 W. 106th St. say board members have been running the building into the ground, racking up debts even as they pay themselves handsome salaries.
Crain’s got some more info on the old CNN clock, which is more high-tech than the old one. “The sign is more modern than the previous version, which consisted of a stationary placard of the CNN logo above a smaller digital display that projected the time and temperature…A spokesman for SL Green said that CNN’s lease for the sign had expired, but declined to comment further. It’s not clear how much SL Green spent to install the digital billboard or how much it expects to earn from it.”