November 7, 2016 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 54 degrees.
Free concerts, some intriguing post-election discussions and many more local events are on our calendar.
The winner of our pumpkin contest was Naveen! Thank you to everyone who entered.
Tuesday is Election Day! Find out where to vote here. The site will also show you who is on your ballot. NY’s “Time Off to Vote” law may apply to some voters with very full work schedules who are unable to make it to the polls before or after work, NYPIRG tells us. And there’s even a way to find out about those judicial candidates. (And email us to let us know about your voting experience.)
Midtown West will be a mess for the next couple of days, apparently because both campaigns will be celebrating (or commiserating) in the neighborhood.
Beginning at 10 AM on Monday, 11/7, there will be limited access to the following streets:
– West 34th Street between the West Side Highway and 11th Avenue
– 11th Avenue between West 34th Street and West 40th Street
Beginning at 12AM on Tuesday, 11/8, there will be limited access to the following streets:
– West 53rd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
– West 54th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
– West 55th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
– East 56th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
An Upper West Side Trader Joe’s employee says he was fired because he wasn’t chipper enough. “According to an unfair labor practices charge filed on Thursday with a National Labor Relations Board regional office, Thomas Nagle, a longtime employee of the Trader Joe’s store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was repeatedly reprimanded because managers judged his smile and demeanor to be insufficiently “genuine.” He was fired in September for what the managers described as an overly negative attitude.”
The city is pushing developers to set aside apartments for people who have recently become homeless but do not have major social service needs. Some developers are okay with it, but others aren’t.
Julie Roginsky, an Upper West Sider, talks to WNYC about being a Liberal and holding her ground on Fox News.
Enforcement of the new illegal short-term rental law has been delayed. “The new state law designed to clamp down on the kinds of illegal short-term rentals advertised on websites like Airbnb will not be enforced for at least another three weeks as city lawyers have asked a federal judge to postpone hearings on a proposed injunction.”
A report found that My Little Language School on the Upper West Side had the most violations among day care centers in the city, with 74 since October 2015.
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