November 2, 2015 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 65 degrees.
A special free event to commemorate Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” and other events are on our calendar.
Also this week, the full community board is set to meet Wednesday.
The building on West 97th street that had banned rent-stabilized tenants from using the gym, agreed to let them in after getting pressure from politicians including Public Advocate Letitia James. “Stonehenge Partners, which manages Stonehenge Village at 120-160 W. 97th St., sent an email Friday encouraging residents to sign up to use the building’s gym for $25 a month.”
A ceiling in the former St. Agnes School at 555 West End Avenue (87th street), which is being turned into condos, fell on workers working inside on Monday, injuring two of them.
Upper Breast Side at 510 Amsterdam Avenue is one of two city locations where mothers can drop off extra breast milk, most of which will be donated to neo-natal intensive care units (NICUs). “In the New York City area there are no milk banks, but an amazing amount of women breastfeeding and pumping more milk than they’ll ever need for their own infant,” Motti said. “Why not use this untapped market of fresh feeding moms who can donate extra to the milk bank?”
Costello is the Upper West Side’s “steampunk dogwalker.” See a video and story about him here.
Frank Pizarro, the firefighter who sang a pitch-perfect rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on Sunday night works at Engine 76 on the UWS.
Boyfriends come and go, but a great doorman is forever. (Check out our doorman series here.)
An arrest was made in a murder investigation from 6 years ago. “A 42 year old man long suspected in the death of his estranged wife in their Upper West Side condo in 2009 was finally charged with her murder. Roderick Covlin was arrested Sunday at the Metro North station in Scarsdale and will appear in Manhattan Criminal Court Monday.”
can I use my debit or atm card at Upper Breast Side
I believe they only take credit cards and cash.
I am so relieved to hear of the arrest of Roderick Covlin. I remember the news articles about her death, and his actions at the time were so suspect, I was stunned he wasn’t arrested. The poor daughter, having to be the one to find her dead mother. Utterly horrible, and callous in the extreme, if indeed it was him.
Things may have changed in the last couple of years, but that dog walker used to have a Rottweiler that was pretty unpleasant. The kind of dog that makes people decide to head out of the dog run for the day.
What a bullshit clickbait title. Have at least some shame, West Side Rag.
Also, what’s fair about letting people who don’t pay the same rates as everyone else use the same amenities? $25 is a drop in the bucket.
You sound lovely.
Well, I don’t like your baked goods either. There is no need for profanity. And how did that get past the moderator?
Were the rent-stabilized tenants banned or required to pay market-rate gym rates? I can’t remember now.
How lovely that these entitled, subsidized residents have once again shown us they are never satisfied. It’s not enough they pay a pittance for rent, they also need to pay a pittance for the gym! eyeroll at these people. The sooner we can get more units of the rent stabilization dole, the better.
Hey Anon, I get angry about this stuff too. But how are you going to find people to work in your local Starbucks, etc who on on a good week might make $500? Are they all going to commute a couple of hours from who knows where.
you think older residents (old enough to have moved here in time to get a stabilized/controlled apartment) with the luxury of all-the-time-in-the-world to fight for a subsidized gym are making coffee at starbucks?? heh.
Locals do not work in Starbucks here in Manhattan. We have a service worker who commutes in from the Outer Boroughs. The days are long gone when the local teenager worked in a store on the UWS. That was when this was a middle class area. Think 1985! The college students you see working in Starbucks are not from Manhattan.