March 21, 2016 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 51 degrees.
A special presentation of Romeo and Juliet by the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit and dozens of other events on our calendar.
New York is a particularly tough place to retire, one study says: “Financial service company, Bankrate just released a report that ranked each state in terms of its benefits for retiring residents. The state of New York finished last. The study took into account data about health care quality, tax rates, weather, cost of living and crime rate, among others. ‘New York is the worst state for retirement, owing mostly to the nation’s highest tax burden and a very high overall cost of living,’ said the report. West Virginia, Oregon, Arkansas and Louisiana comprise the rest of the bottom five.” That said, the Upper West Side was ranked last year by AARP as one of the best places for people 50 and over.
Premiering Monday night on HBO: Jacob Bernstein’s documentary about his mother Nora Ephron. “‘Other people’s mothers planned their bar mitzvahs. Mine planned movies,’ Bernstein said, explaining what it was like to grow up on the Upper West Side as Ephron was forging her filmmaking career.”
More on the battle between a Kosher restaurant entrepreneur and Lincoln Square Synagogue. “The synagogue claims Allaham, who is its exclusive caterer, owes $1.8 million in unpaid rental fees. Allaham maintains that long delays in the construction of Lincoln Square, completed in 2013, cost him vital business. Another interested party in this case is the Orthodox Union, the largest and most trusted kosher certifier in the world, which gives its hechsher (stamp of approval) to Allaham’s posh restaurants.”