Photo by Scott Matthews.
December 14, 2015 Weather: Afternoon showers, with a high of 65 degrees.
A holiday songbook at the Lincoln Center NYPL, a Gotham superhero exhibit and many more events are on our calendar.
Several ways to volunteer to help the homeless.
Filmmaker Michael Moore treated his entire 83rd street building (almost 1,000 residents) to a free screening of his new film “Where to Invade Next” at the AMC Loews a block away. “I told the studio I wanted to do it and I don’t think they realized how big the building is,” Moore joked before the screening at the AMC 84th St. theater. “I guess they just thought it might be a few apartments and the janitor.”
The developer constructing two new luxury buildings on 77th street between
Columbus Broadway and Amsterdam is using special cement on the sidewalks outside the entrances to make them sparkle. “It’s what you’ll find on Fifth Avenue, outside of Cartier or Rockefeller Center,” Mr. Van Damm said.
New condos are on their way up at the Northwest corner of Central Park. The development replaces a gas station and car repair business that many locals used. “Of Circa’s 48 units, 38 will be sold at market rates ranging from $1,500 a square foot to $3,000 a square foot, or starting at about $1 million for a one-bedroom, Mr. Reuveni said. Though marketing has not yet begun in earnest, he said a few contracts were already out in late November. The remaining 10 units, which are reserved as affordable housing, will be sold at below-market prices through a lottery.”
Parents who joined the opt-out movement won a big victory last week as Gov. Cuomo and a state panel backed down from a testing-heavy regime for the schools. It’s still not clear what will replace it.
Students protested against a new development on the grounds of the Union Theological Seminary. “The students were protesting a plan by the seminary’s administration to build a luxury condo tower on a corner of the seminary’s quad, forever altering its campus and providing even more accommodations for the wealthy in a city desperate for affordable housing.”