October 5, 2015 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 65 degrees.
Free jazz and history events are on our calendar this week, along with dozens of other things to do.
Several important political events are on the calendar too, including a town hall about the Museum of Natural History’s expansion plans, the proposed rezoning of three schools, and Community Board 7’s monthly meeting.
A nonprofit called the Breast Treatment Task Force is raising money this month to help uninsured people get treatment: businesses including, Magnolia Bakery, Joanne Trattoria, Joe and bifitnyc are helping them raise money this month. To sign up for treatment check out this site or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and 866-515-2883.
A truck fell through the sidewalk on West 65th street last week. No one was reported injured.
A man named Mike Felber is a freegan who goes dumpster diving outside supermarkets on the Upper West Side. He has a good job, but he sees stores throwing out gourmet food and he thinks it’s wasteful. “This type of gourmet dumpster diving – call it ‘yuppie freeganism’ if you will – is becoming more popular. The movement has become unhinged from the political, environmental, social reasons, and is more about middle-class Americans saving money. People do it as a form of extreme personal finance, to save a little money in the expensive city of New York so that they can splurge on other things.”
A former SRO on 75th street is on the market for $115 million.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan may move to the Lower East Side.
An envelope with a threatening note from ISIS was found in the Time Warner Center. “I have been sent from a man from IS,” said the note, according to police sources. “This is not a bomb. Take it to police or CNN. I have a book for Barack Obama. I have a five-year-old U.S. citizen in custody. Deliver this ASAP and the child will have his freedom.”
A funny letter to the Daily News: “Manhattan: Going into a Bank of America on the Upper West Side, I saw a sign missing two critically placed T’s: ‘Notice: This facility may be used only to ransac banking business.‘” Does anyone know where this Bank of America is?
An ex-convict named Kirk Walker was arrested in connection with two Upper West Side bank robberies. “Fingerprints were recovered from the demand notes used in three of the [robberies]. In all three instances, the fingerprints positively matched the fingerprints of Kirk Walker.”