Someone put up a “wish tree” on West 88th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway, asking neighbors to write down their wishes for 2017. Thanks to @henny.bear, who says “I’ve no idea who put this here but it’s really the most lovely wonderful thing.”
January 3, 2017 Weather: Rainy, with a high of 44 degrees.
Concerts, readings and many more local events are on our calendar.
Learn how to make your own TV show on MNN at orientations this month.
Missing a ring? “I found a men’s wedding ring on Sunday afternoon (around 4pm) in Hippo Playground (underneath the tic tac toe structure).” Contact us at westsiderag at gmail and we’ll pit you in touch with the person who found it.
Manhattan Valley gets the New York Times real estate section treatment, which can mean only one thing: home prices are about to go up again! The Times defines the valley as the area from West 100th to 110th Streets and from Broadway to Central Park. “The 220 rentals on offer ranged from two studios in different walk-up buildings, for $1,695 each, to a furnished seven-bedroom apartment at $14,000.”
An artist vacuum-sealed his artwork and hid it in Central Park. Presumably, people who buy the work can use geographical coordinates to find it in the park. “Through Freecaching you could leave art physically protected and concealed in an uninhabited area outside a major center of arts commerce and provide buyers with the exact latitude and longitude of a purchase. Hidden enough so no one could feasibly stumble upon it, but close enough to find within a train ride from the gallery. Collectors could choose to pick their work up or just as comfortably leave it concealed and protected outdoors, knowing with confidence that no one but they and the artist have knowledge of where the work is located.”
A former Columbia professor was found dead in his car on 123rd and Riverside after writing a suicide note.
Governor Cuomo’s pledge to get landlords to return apartments to rent stabilization hasn’t panned out.
Amazing Commercial Studio Space Available to Rent to Health Care Professional. Location: West 54/55th. Type of Rental: Hourly, Weekly, Monthly or Annual Lease. For more information and to view the space, contact Jason @ 646-573-9724 or email to Info@silverstarsfit.com.
Click on the image below, from @NYCRobyn, for more shots of people’s wishes: