Jean Francois Gatorze, the 45-year-old owner of bakery La Toulousaine on Amsterdam between 106th and 107th, died last Monday of a heart attack. Photo by 102/103 Block Association. Update: his funeral is Thursday, at Church of the Ascension on 107th (Broadway-Amsterdam) at 10:00 AM.
August 8, 2016 Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.
Free music, readings, and many more local events are on our calendar.
The Columbus-Amsterdam BID has a list of restaurants in and around Manhattan Valley where you can watch the Olympics.
An Upper West Side doorman saved a would-be jumper from the George Washington Bridge. “[Julio] De Leon has worked as a doorman at the same building on West 82nd Street for 31 years….’In one second, only in a second, I just moved and grabbed like this’ — his right arm curled like a shepherd’s crook — ‘and I keep him with me,’ Mr. De Leon said. ‘He started to see reality. He was crying. I tried to calm him down.'” If you love Upper West Side doormen (who doesn’t?!), you’ll love our series about them.
A woman arrested for a Connecticut bank robbery bears a resemblance to the woman wanted in a recent attempted Chase robbery on 79th Street. “Meighan Marie McSherry once had a promising career — she was on the prestigious Hofstra Law School trial team and was quoted in a national newspaper as an expert on the law. But that ended Thursday when the 46-year-old whip-smart Upper West Side resident was busted on charges she robbed a bank in Greenwich, Conn.”
A 40-year-old man was shot early Saturday. ” First responders found the man bleeding from a gunshot wound to the neck inside the Frederick Douglass Houses on Amsterdam Ave. near W. 101st St. about 10 p.m, the NYPD said.” No description of a suspect had been released.