April 18, 2016 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 79 degrees.
A Shakespearean sonnet slam and dozens of other local events on our calendar.
Reminder: Helen Rosenthal holds a Town Hall on Monday; several city agencies will send reps to answer your questions.
The Board of Elections has changed some voting locations. Look up where you should vote on Tuesday here.
Tip Top Shoes is partnering with Women in Need for a fundraiser. More here.
A 29-year-old man fell from the 10th floor of the Days Inn on 94th street on Saturday afternoon. Police were still investigating what happened. “The man, who was a guest at the hotel, was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s hospital and was in critical condition.”
A man was attacked on Thursday at a homeless shelter on 83rd street: “On Thursday, a man staying at the Skyway Men’s Shelter on the Upper West Side was brutally attacked during an argument. Mike Oshinowo, 32, smashed a glass bottle over his roommate’s head and slashed the victim with a razor blade, leaving him with a deep cut under the right eye, cops said.”
A pastor believes he has the right to the church at 361 Central Park West, not the developers who want to turn it into condos. “But Starks knows a higher power is on his side, even in the secular arena of Manhattan real estate. ‘361 is a promise God made me. That building means to me what Israel means to the Jews,” he says. ‘How are you going to turn God’s house into condos.’
While pundits crow over how “progressive” the state budget was this year given the increase in the minimum wage, spending on public schools continues to favor the wealthy. The state steered most of its new school spending to wealthier districts, according to the nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission. “The result of allocating so much aid outside the Foundation Aid formula is that more affluent districts benefit proportionately more than the neediest districts. School aid per pupil increases 10.4 percent for the most affluent 10 percent of districts, but only 7.3 percent for the neediest districts.”