86th street
Photo by Owen P. at 86th street.

June 27, 2016 Weather: Partly Cloudy, with a high of 81 degrees.

A free Indigo Girls concert, a France Rocks Festival and many more events are on our calendar.

Here are the locations for free summer meals for kids.

A lawyer from the Goddard Riverside Law Project helped tenants at the Imperial Court on 79th street get a restraining order barring the landlord from renting to tourists. “Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Freed signed the temporary restraining order at the request of five tenants who said the influx of tourists has caused them hardships, forcing them to wait for elevators, endure more noise at all hours and live with rodents, roaches and odors because the visitors generate garbage that is left to rot.”

A 37-year-old man was slashed on his back outside a UWS bar on 79th and Amsterdam at 4 a.m. Sunday. He’s expected to be okay.

A rabbi has ruled in a high-profile dispute over a catering deal at a local synagogue. “Years after a deal between Lincoln Square Synagogue and Prime Catering, Inc. fell apart, the prominent Orthodox rabbi selected to adjudicate the long-running case has ruled in favor of the synagogue. Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University and a renowned halachic authority in the broader Orthodox world, announced in a ruling dated June 14 that restaurateur Joseph Allaham owes the synagogue “at least $1,473,286.” The synagogue’s total claim against Allaham was $1.9 million.”

In Michael Ziemski’s Kindergarten class at PS 87, kids learn about some of the less cute and fluffy animals. “The Madagascar hissing cockroaches recently produced offspring — maybe a couple of dozen, maybe many more. The painted lady butterflies, having emerged from their cocoons, were released the other day. The clump of moss in the terrarium that sat relatively inert for several years is suddenly teeming with tiny snails. But the children’s perennial favorites are the redworms, thriving in their big bin of dirt.”

Hawk-watchers were pleased to see a fledgling from the Cathedral of St John the Divine that had seemingly gone missing.

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    1. dannyboy says:

      I hope the man with his back cut recovers soon.

    2. RF says:

      Curious where the slashing incident took place, as I live nearby. The linked article says “corner of 79th and Amsterdam,” but there is no bar on the corner of 79th and Amsterdam. It’s Duane Reade on one corner, Amsterdam Gourmet, Nice Matin, and a photo place.

      • dannyboy says:

        Nice Matin has a bar near its entrance.

      • whoknows says:

        Closest bar is Bourbon Street on the east side of Amsterdam half way between 79th and 80th. It get’s a little rowdy late night.

        • Independent says:

          A bar getting rowdy late at night? A bar? I am SHOCKED! SHOCKED!

        • Jasper says:

          Blondies is right there. So is the late night swanky cocktail lounge Cricket Club…but I’d like to put all my money on Gin Mill. It’s got the rowdy fightin crowd at 4pm or 4am

          • Jasper says:

            Update, it was Bourbon St, I was wrong! Turns out the slasher was trying to rob the victim in the bar and it spilled outside.
            Too bad, it’s not the worst bar but it is definitely a “bar” and not a public house. They have Shocktop on tap, you can tell.

          • anon says:

            The Gin Mill is on the north side of 81st

            • Jasper says:

              I know where the Gin Mill is, the story was that the victim was stabbed on 79th after leaving a nearby bar. The aim was to consider the promximate rowdy bars. Rag readers are too quick to judge others, pump your brakes before telling others they’re wrong.

              The victim is already out of the hospital, Roosevelt (not calling it Mount Sinai)

            • dannyboy says:

              Jasper, you have said something wonderful!

              “Rag readers are too quick to judge others, pump your brakes before telling others they’re wrong.”

              Maybe less-than-wonderful, but pretty useful.

    3. Chris says:

      Great photo Owen P.

    4. Westsidejoanie says:

      Any guarantee the Madagascar hissing cockroaches won’t escape and couple with our native water bugs?