December 19, 2016 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 32 degrees.
A free concert with Joey Arias and many more local events are on our calendar.
The PTA of Booker T Washington, MS 54, is offering its annual Winter Tutor Fair in the gym at the school at 103 West 108th Street on January 10 from 7 till 9 p.m.. Free to all District 3 families and others.
UWS photographer extraordinaire Scott Matthews has started a photo project called “This Makes America Great”. Check it out here.
NYPD launched a new website that allows drivers involved in collisions in New York City to obtain copies of their collision reports electronically and with no fee.
A building on 87th Street was evacuated over the weekend because of possible carbon monoxide emissions, but residents were allowed back in a few hours later. “Eight people were taken out of the building on 344 West 87th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive around 5:30 Saturday evening.”
The Times looks at some of the neighborhood’s new high-end condos. “Whereas developers elsewhere in the city have responded to the cooling luxury market by offering smaller, less-expensive units, those who manage to snag spots on the Upper West Side have been taking the opposite tack, building larger units with higher-end finishes. Brokers cite the neighborhood’s popularity with families and buyers’ sharpening discernment in a softer market…Both the Chamberlain and 221 West 77th, for example, have half-court basketball courts.”
Protestors outside a recent mayoral town hall meeting in the neighborhood called on the mayor to end cluster-site homeless shelters. “Demonstrators said the cluster sites are needlessly expensive and that a lack of oversight from the city has made them dangerous.”
ProPublica has a nifty new tool that lets you look at how many times landlords attempted to evict people in every building in the city over a two-year period. Look your building up here.