November 14, 2016 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 62 degrees.
Book sales at St. Agnes library and Goddard Riverside and many more local events are on our calendar.
Councilmember Mark Levine is hosting a community conversation on Tuesday about the impacts of the election.
Central Park runners want better lighting in the park, as they remain nervous after attacks a few weeks ago. “On Sunday, dozens of runners wore glowing lights to illuminate their cause. Alison Desir believes that everyone has a right to feel safe in Central Park. She rallied the community around her cause in a 5K run on Sunday to light up the night.”
An FDNY captain who works at Engine 74 on the UWS pulled a man from a burning car in Georgia during his vacation. “Ciro Napolitano, 55, a 30-year FDNY veteran, and his wife Antonieta, 56, were driving north through the Peach State in the left lane on Interstate 95 Tuesday when they found themselves behind a horrific car crash with first responders yet to arrive at the scene, they said.”
The Brewster, at 21 West 86th Street, has been sold. “David Bistricer’s Clipper Equity picked up the Brewster – a 155-unit multifamily building on the Upper West Side – for $172.5 million, nearly twice the price the seller paid four years ago…The property had 38 rent-stabilized units when Barings purchased it, and now has 36, city Department of Finance records show.”
Students at Mott Hall II on 109th Street, one of the city’s most diverse middle schools, have some ideas about why the media failed in the most recent election, and some ideas on how to make it better. They’ve also started a school newspaper, insidethehalls.com.
The Daily News came out in favor of the UWS rezoning plan, as long as it’s tweaked a little. “We don’t belittle parents who are protective of their children — but there’s a better way that works for all.”