November 30, 2015 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, with a high of 45 degrees.
Garry Kasparov. a free VICE screening and more events on our calendar.
A charity event put on by a local church: “Purchase your Christmas tree and cookies this year from Advent Lutheran Church, Saturday Dec. 5th from 8am -1pm while supplies last! Proceeds support Trinity Place Shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth. The sale is located at 2504 Broadway and W. 93rd St.”
Paul writes in to warn people about dangers from construction near Amsterdam and 92nd street: “A good friend is visiting from San Francisco. On Tuesday, she was walking back from Party City, and she tripped on a sidewalk crack and broke BOTH ankles. It was dark and the crack was sizable. Just a note to everyone please be safe walking at night. I want to thank the Good Samaritans (I think they also live on the street) who helped, one rushed from where she fell to my apartment to get us, and another (a physician) got her a blanket.
A landlord at 400 Central Park West, part of Park West Village, is accusing a woman there of illegally combining two apartments, one that she owns and one that’s rent-stabilized.
Lauren Bacall’s apartment in the Dakota sold for $21 million. “The three-bedroom three-and-a-half-bath co-op unit, No. 43, at 1 West 72nd Street, on Central Park West, had been on the market since November 2014, three months after Ms. Bacall’s death at the age of 89. It was initially listed for $26 million, then reduced last spring to $23.5 million; monthly maintenance is around $13,595.”
Residents at the Douglass Houses say NYCHA has done a terrible job repairing their apartment. “The Ibrahim family apartment at 868 Amsterdam Avenue, part of Douglass Houses, run by the New York City Housing Authority, is being overrun by cockroaches…’Every time the upstairs neighbor flushes the toilet, water with fecal matter comes down,’ Ibrahim said. He added that there is also an awful smell and the cockroaches are attracted to all the water. Residents of 868 Amsterdam Ave. and the other buildings in Douglass houses say the Ibrahim family problems are not unique but others are just afraid to speak out.” A rally is planned for Dec. 9.
The City Council wants taxpayers to pay for security guards at private schools.
How the West Side Campaign Against Hunger runs a successful pantry where people can choose from a wide variety of food. “Being able to select the food they want is more dignified than being given a bag of pre-selected food, says Robinson. ‘It’s food and service with dignity. We don’t tell them what’s best for them and their families.'”
A large UWS rental building on 70th street was bought by real estate company Stonehenge.