February 20, 2017 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 52 degrees.
Check out several book readings and many more local events on our calendar.
Joan Reveyoso, who is blind, won $30,000 in a lawsuit against the New York Sports Club at 61 West 62nd St. Reveyoso had asked gym staffers to guide her up and down the stairs to and from the elliptical machines. While the setup worked for a few months after she joined in October 2011, the club became less accommodating in April 2012, according to the Daily News.
Melissa McCarthy has been filming a new movie on the UWS, and they had to shut down part of West 81st Street to accommodate filming. “‘They were telling people they couldn’t take photos and had to cross the street to get their own houses,’ moans one local, who says that filmmakers rented the houses for $500 a day each to film a scene that had McCarthy dashing up and down the block.”
Stephanie Gonzalez, one of the teenagers who was recently reported missing, has been found in good health. We are still awaiting word on the other two teens who were reported missing.
Reflections of a new Juilliard student on living in NYC. “In particular I have found myself growing increasingly fond of the numerous coffee shops which dot Columbus Avenue, each with their own unique aesthetic and flavor.”
Gov. Cuomo wants to cut the MTA budget, even as fares rise.