MORNING BULLETIN: SHAKE SHACK GIVEAWAY, JAZZ LEGEND’S HOME SELLS

water tower sunset
Photo by Diane Bondareff.

August 15, 2016 Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 90 degrees.

Notices:
There’s a free concert featuring classical music “moonlighters” on Monday, and many more local events this week on our calendar.

Shake Shack is giving away free burgers to the first 100 customers at each of its locations on Tuesday. The UWS location is on 77th Street and Columbus.

News:
An apartment in Miles Davis’ old home on 77th Street was bought by a jazz fan for $500,000.

A homeless man in his 30’s was found dead in Central Park near Central Park South and Seventh Avenue on Tuesday night. There were no apparent signs of trauma.

A local is exploring women’s lives after 40 in a new web series. “In her new web series, “The Other F Word,” Caytha Jentis celebrates the highs and lows women experience after turning 40 in a fun and fearless way. The Upper West Side filmmaker felt this demographic was underserved on screen and decided to focus on what she calls a ‘rebranding of aging.'”

Upper West Sider Jennifer Baum was grateful her mother was a saver, she wrote in an essay. “But reading these letters, I am left ever grateful for my mother’s belief in saving things. Whenever I miss her, I can open my drawer and read a letter, her voice, love, concern, intelligence, and sharp wit momentarily coming alive. They speak to a culture and time I might otherwise forget.”

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    1. Js says:

      There have been media reports that Shake Shack earnings have faltered a bit.

      Funny thing but in NYC seems like the Shake Shack frenzy is mostly tourist/visitor generated.
      Always massive lines on 43rd st, mostly lines on UWS by museum – but no lines on East 86th St.

      On the other hand have been to SS locations in several other cities – no lines, never crowded

    2. Js says:

      Wondering if anyone knows…
      were characters over 40 in old TV shows like Molly Dodd, Rhoda, Kate & Allie?

    3. dannyboy says:

      “Shake Shack is giving away free burgers” – WSR

      Program to alleviate the lines and litter?

    4. Patricia Gilman says:

      How do I get in touch with Caytha Jentis

    5. Lila Shoshkes says:

      HOW ABOUT HEARING A SHOUT FOR WOMEN,S LIVES AT 90. WE ARE GOING STRONG AFTER COMING OF AGE BEFORE THE WOMANS MOVEMENT.

    6. Been There says:

      Lovely essay by Jennifer Baum, matched by the accompanying photos. Except for the last photo, which is the most evocative of all.