August 29, 2016 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 91 degrees.
Free screenings of operas in the central plaza at Lincoln Center, and more events this week are on our calendar.
An appeals court is expected to rule on an environmental study for the controversial New Jewish Home nursing center on 97th Street soon. “Following oral arguments in May, Audrey Weiner, chief executive of the New Jewish Home, said she expects a ruling in the next several weeks. The building is fully designed and the New Jewish Home has 95% of construction documents completed, Weiner added.”
Luxury home prices fell on the UWS in July. “Among neighborhoods, the Upper West Side saw the biggest decline in high-end values, with its median resale price falling 3.2% last month compared with the same month in 2015, down to $3.08 million.”
A “fixer-upper” on West End Avenue that was gutted by fire is asking $10 million, so maybe there’s not that much of a luxury slowdown after all. “The home, you see, is a McKim, Mead & White creation, built around 1886 and part of the firm’s practice of designing smaller buildings “to render services to friends or clients or just to pay the rent,” according to a 2003 New York Times piece.”
Good news for Gray’s Papaya, which was down to just one location (the one on 72nd Street). It’s opening a new location on 8th Avenue.
Students at The Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center, rock their instruments and academic tests too. “Of the 32 schools in its Upper West Side district, SMS’s fourth- and seventh-graders posted the highest proficiency rates on recent state math exams and were second in English.”