MORNING BULLETIN: TOY DRIVE, CENTRAL PARK CHOKEHOLD, MANHATTANHENGE SUNRISE

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Photo of the Trefoil Arch in Central Park by @nycwestside.

November 28, 2016 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 54 degrees.

Notices:
Concerts, readings and many more local events are on our calendar.

Councilmember Helen Rosenthal is hosting a Toy Drive at her office. “Toys will be donated through the 20th precinct to neighborhood family shelters and those in need. You can bring toys to my office between November 28th – December 15th. We are collecting toys for children 10 and under and accept NEW, wrapped or unwrapped toys. If you wrap a toy, please label it carefully so we know what it is and can give it to the appropriate child. The district office is open from 10am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-4pm on Fridays. We are located at at 563 Columbus Avenue between 87th and 88th st.”

News:
A robber put a 43-year-old man walking in Central Park in a chokehold last Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. and said “I’ll cut you” before taking $30, police told NBC. “The victim was walking in the park near West 81st Street and Central Park West at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday when the robber approached and grabbed him by the neck.” There was no description of the robber, other than the fact that he’s in his 20’s.

A new development on 107th Street called Ivy Park will have 15 condos stacked on top of the Pentecostal Church of God. One-bedrooms will start at $1.1 million.

An Arab-American man stood blindfolded in front of Trump International Hotel on Central Park West and asked passers-by for reassurance that he will be safe. They gave him hugs and handshakes.

We all know Manhattanhenge is a special sunset phenomenon. But apparently, something similar happens at sunrise too:

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    1. joe says:

      that’s why I love the colder weather months in nyc….easier to carry

    2. grandmasterbeta says:

      Ah, your gun. Hope you have a permit. Feel free to enjoy our fine city and shoot it off wherever you wish. Unless you mean it’s easier to carry a pizza, great Chinese food, or a NY times while wearing gloves…

      • B King says:

        I hate carrying pizza in the winter, it always gets home cold.
        Anybody know where to get one of those insulated pizza bags?

    3. Independent says:

      Re: Toy drive:
      “We […] accept NEW, wrapped or unwrapped toys.”

      Is it prudent for a toy drive to accept wrapped toys from the public? How can one be sure of what is actually under the wrapping?