Photo by Tom Hannigan of a bride in Central Park.
April 25, 2016 Weather: Mostly cloudy, with a high of 69 degrees.
Members of the Philharmonic play a free concert with an ensemble of middle-school students from low-income New York City neighborhoods, and dozens of other local events on our calendar.
Monsignor Robert O’Connor, pastor at Blessed Sacrament on 71st street for 30 years, has passed away. “A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 25th at 10 am at Blessed Sacrament Church followed by Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Relief Services or the charity of your choice.”
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A parolee was arrested for allegedly selling fake Hamilton tickets on Craigslist, meeting is victims at locations on the Upper West Side. “Anthony Huger, 32, was indicted for possession of a forged incident, petit larceny, criminal impersonation and attempted petit larceny for allegedly selling or trying to hawk fake tickets three times.”
Chef Matthew Tivy, who cooked at Cafe du Soleil and appeared on TV, has been sued for allegedly having sex with boys. He was also previously charged criminally. He is apparently no longer affiliated with the restaurant.
The head of Bellmarc was sued for allegedly owing $189,212 in unpaid rent on the brokerage’s retail space at the corner of 103rd Street.