Photo by Randi Lauren Klein.

December 12, 2016 Weather: Partly cloudy with some rain, with a high of 52 degrees.

Concerts, comedy shows and many more local events are on our calendar.

Make Music NY is having a winter concert on Dec. 21 throughout the streets of NY and is looking for people to help out. Click on the images on this page.

Donate a coat at any city police precinct this winter.

St. Agnes Library formed a partnership with a local nonprofit called Digital Grandparents – they recruit students from local schools to come to St. Agnes (444 Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd) and do one-on-one technology assistance. They can help seniors (50+) on their own devices or laptops that are provided. Every Saturday from 2 – 4. Just stop into room 310. Students sit down with seniors. Call the library for more info.
The city is reducing penalties and interest “for many violations issued by the Department of Sanitation, Department of Buildings, and other city agencies. Not including Parking and Real Property violations.” Monday Dec. 12 is the last day to have the slate wiped clean.

More than 10 blocks of Morningside Heights starting at 109th Street could become a new historic district. Most people in a recent public hearing supported it, though 2 religious organizations are fighting it: Congregation Ramath Orah at 550 West 110th Street, and a church, Broadway Presbyterian Church at 601 West 114th Street.

Pigeon nests at a grocery store are causing major problems for the UWS co-op next door. The Times gives some advice for how to deal with it.

Plans to close PS 241 on 113th street and merge the student body with other schools face opposition from parents. “For parents, elected officials and advocates, the plan in Harlem has grown to symbolize larger issues: school segregation and the impact of charter schools.” Update, late Monday: the city has withdrawn the plan.

An unidentified 75-year-old man jumped to his death from 308 West 103rd Street on Monday morning.

The Halal Guys, which started as a food cart and grew into a UWS restaurant (on 95th and Amsterdam), has gone global through franchising “[In 2014] they began franchising the operation, which now has more than 30 restaurants worldwide.”

It might be time to modernize the state constitution, maybe even restore some local control over issues. Voters can approve a constitutional convention next year.

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NEWS | 3 comments | permalink
    1. Sean says:

      Those computer lessons would make a great series: The Real Seniors of the UWS.

    2. Helen says:

      “…one-on-one technology assistance. They can help seniors (50+) on their own devices or laptops that are provided.”

      When did 50 become the cutoff age for seniors. Is this a NYC thing?! 😮