August 22, 2016 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 79 degrees.
Free movies in Central Park, a Revolutionary reenactment, and more events this week are on our calendar.
A cab and another car collided early Sunday morning at 74th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, ramming into a bodega’s flower display but missing pedestrians. “The taxi appears to have jumped a curb near a bodega, leaving the store’s flower display in shambles.” A bicyclist was injured in another crash on Amsterdam on Tuesday.
Steve Guttenberg and his girlfriend live in a small one-bedroom on the UWS and love to entertain guests. Ok, Mahoney, I’ll be over tonight! “Mr. Guttenberg has been a serial renter in his building, a high-rise condominium near Lincoln Center, since 2005, living first in a studio on the 24th floor, then in a two-bedroom on the 35th floor, and then in the 22nd-floor one-bedroom that he and Ms. Smith now call home.”
Speaking of stars, Margo Martindale, who plays a spy in The Americans, is a longtime Upper West Sider. “I love walking down the promenade along the Museum of Natural History at night, looking at the blue lights of the planetarium. There’s this wonderful restaurant nearby, TLV, that I call my outdoor kitchen. I love their stuffed mushrooms and schnitzel, and it has a great owner, Noam [Langleib]. Actually, I love any place that has an outdoor cafe in the summertime, because I can take my dog, Skye.”
There’s evidence of New York’s glacial past in Riverside Park.
The old Willard Hotel on 76th is going luxe. “The 11-story structure at 252 West 76th Street has functioned as an apartment building for a while now, but is now getting the luxury rental treatment. That’s being undertaken by Stellar Management and Argent Ventures, who are working to restore many of the Beaux Arts architecture qualities of the original building.”