January 17, 2017 Weather: Rain expected, with a high of 43 degrees.
A free Cuban soul concert and many more local events are on our calendar.
A dog ran away on Tuesday morning. “At 7:15 am there was a small beige or white dog racing down the north side of 72nd Street from WEA. Several people tried to catch him but he darted off the sidewalk into 72nd Street in the middle of the block, and a woman near the bus stop ran into the street to get him and he went back on the sidewalk and dashed across the Amsterdam/Broadway intersection and headed toward Columbus when we all lost sight of him. I’ve never seen a small dog run that fast before, it must have been terrified. I hope whoever lost him was able to locate him before he crossed CPW and into the park.” It’s not clear where the dog lives. If “Missing” signs go up, someone send an image of one to use and we’ll post it.
Local reps Jerry Nadler and Adriano Espaillat are among the lawmakers planning to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration. “Donald Trump and the hate-filled rhetoric that plagued his election simply will continue in his administration,” Espaillat wrote on Facebook. “THIS is not Dr. King’s Dream!” Nadler spoke out (or tweeted out) after Trump criticized Rep. John Lewis over the weekend.
A soccer star got the boot from his UWS pad. “New York City Football Club captain David Villa has been booted out of his Upper West Side apartment after it was sold to Internet entrepreneur Sam Jain, the CEO of discount site CheapOAir.com, for $8.4 million.”
Citi Bikes will get laser lights that project an image of a bike at night on the ground by the end of the year. “Soon, if you see a passing projected image shaped like a bicyclist on the streets of New York, don’t be alarmed: that’s just a new Citi Bike outfitted with laserlights to give cars and pedestrians an oncoming traffic warning.”
The city had the fewest traffic deaths in its history last year, but there’s still concern about enforcement of traffic rules. Just 8% of hit and run drivers who caused injuries were caught, WNYC reports.
An interview with Alex Garcia of AG Kitchen.
Gray’s Papaya’s new midtown location is nearly open. The UWS location had been the last one standing until now.