Great Hill meetup. Photo by Randi Lauren Klein.
March 6, 2017 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 43 degrees.
Several readings, films and many more local events on our calendar.
An NYPD officer is suing the city after crashing his scooter in Central Park. “‘Police Officer Carmelo Fargas was on routine patrol inside of Central Park on a two-wheeled Piaggio scooter, when he observed a group of kids running inside of the park after hours,’ according to a line-of-duty injury report of the Sept. 4, 2016 accident. ‘PO Fargas went to assess the situation and, while doing so, he hit a ditch in the path, causing him to unexpectedly loose [sic] control of the scooter,’ the report says…The suit, filed Thursday, claims the city had a duty to keep the turf level.”
It was the warmest February ever in Central Park. “This February, Central Park had the warmest recorded average temperature on record – 41.6 degrees – ‘since records have been kept, in 1869,’ said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina.”
The man who jumped to his death from the Apthorp last week was reportedly a hedge fund manager struggling with depression. He left behind a wife and two daughters.
A basketball court at Wise Towers on 91st and Amsterdam is scheduled for an upgrade. “A spokesperson says NYCHA will be starting improvements to park as early as next month, and the court will be fixed by next year.”
Selfhelp Community Services brought Holocaust survivors together with next-generation volunteers. “The non-profit held a brunch Sunday at the Lincoln Square Synagogue on the Upper West Side. An early celebration of Purim — a Jewish holiday these Selfhelp clients might otherwise spend alone.”
Jacques Torres is opening a chocolate museum downtown at his SoHo store.
Interesting, as I’ve been phoning-in calls to the city & (Riverside) Park about the dangerous condition of the path from W97th to W100th in Riverside Park, for several years now Still they do inept ‘spot repairs’ which still make walking, skootering, strollering, or any form of passage treacherous.
Here are some photos I snapped this past Sunday at what I think is the exact location you were referring-to. The first few show the potholes, etc. I was referring-to.
Do you mean along the river? I’ve encountered potholes there too.
On the top level of the park, along the ledge, the pavement is terribly broken-up– a condition that caused me to trip and nearly fall a few years ago.
I hit a bump and fell off my bike, broke a rib and dislocated my shoulder. But I’m not suing the city. People need to take responsibility for themselves.
What about the City’s responsibility to maintain reasonably safe conditions in public places such as parks? (They certainly tax us plenty.) Was the bump a result of negligence on the part of the City? The conditions that Dresden and I spoke-of clearly are. When an individual stumbles over a hazard that clearly resulted from negligence on the part of the City, is any lack of responsibility evidenced by said unfortunate individual? Where?
Link for Holocaust survivors brunch goes to article about “Taste of UWS” event.
Nice scene with dogs. Too bad we can’t see larger version.
“He left behind a wife and two daughters.”
If only that would be a deterrent for more people who take their own lives.
Idea of chocolate museum reminds me of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
“Nice scene with dogs. Too bad we can’t see larger version.”
—or a leash. something wrong with the dog-runs?
Fixed link, thanks.