September 12, 2016 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 77 degrees.
An appearance by Dave Barry and more local events are on our calendar.
The annual Yarn Crawl will run from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25th this year, with an event at Knitty City. More here.
Primary elections are on Tuesday. Find your polling place here.
The Museum of Natural History has filed plans for its new buildings and they’re a bit bigger than previously envisioned. The museum has increased the proposed size from 218,000 square feet to 235,000 square feet. The museum has scheduled an info meeting on Tuesday night, and it’s on our calendar.
Bullying at Beacon High School forced a father to pull his daughter out of the school. “When she met with the principal the following Monday morning, she admonished our daughter for being ‘very opinionated’ and refused to take any concrete action, not even the seemingly obvious step of seizing a learning opportunity to engage students in civil debate, meaning free of ad hominem attacks or threats of physical assault.”
Bill Telepan talked to Food Republic about why his restaurant closed in May: “Bill Telepan, who closed his eponymous Upper West Side restaurant earlier this year. ‘Our rent was sizable, but it was manageable. I had a few more years on my lease, but what forced me to close was a combination of things — taxes, payrolls and higher labor costs. They all have an effect on the smaller chef-owner restaurants. All these factors were making me raise prices. You can’t be a special-occasion restaurant when you want to serve community on a regular basis.'”
An employee A former employee at Noi Due pizza restaurant was arrested for an attack on two Muslim women in Bath Beach. Update: Noi Due has posted on Facebook that the alleged attacker has not been employed there since February and “This attack is contrary to our ideals and we condemn same.”
West-Park Presbyterian cancelled a talk after finding out the presenter was a 9/11 Truther. “On Tuesday the church canceled the rental contract. “The event was presented to us without full disclosure” when McGuire rented the space, Rev. Robert Brashear told Haaretz. “Reading the advertisement we concluded their activities are clearly anti-Semitic…we can’t let that go forward.”
Mylan, under fire for Epi-Pen price increases, also faces scrutiny over its contracts with NYC schools. “State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday that he’s opened an anti-trust probe into Epi-Pen manufacturer Mylan Pharmaceuticals for “potentially anti-competitive terms” in its contracts with local school districts.”