March 27, 2017 Weather: Rain expected, with a high of 62 degrees.
Check out a comedy/music benefit show at the West End Lounge and more local events on our calendar.
We hear Isabella’s on Columbus Avenue showed up in the latest episode of Homeland on Sunday.
The Fourth Universalist Society on 76th and CPW is still reeling from the hateful graffiti it found on its doors, but the reverend was heartened by the community’s response at a rally afterwards. “‘We put out 150 chairs and 150 bulletins,’ Mr. Vogel said, but between 400 and 500 people showed up. ‘We ran out of places to put chairs. This gives us a lot of hope that if there were a crisis situation, those people would answer our call — ‘We have people here. Can you bring a meal by?’ Or, ‘Do you have connections in the legal system that can help in an emergency?'”
A school bus driver was charged with assaulting a 6-year-old boy. “Michael Bradley, 52, a school bus driver who drove students at The Ideal School on the Upper West Side, is accused of putting a 6-year-old boy in a headlock and punching him while on the bus. Bradley is charged with assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Bradley has 14 prior arrests, including one in 2015 for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He had his license suspended following a separate driving under the influence conviction.” Ideal School says the bus driver was hired by parents through an outside service called Friendly Bus Services. The bus service did not respond to requests for comment from the Daily News. The family has sued the school, the bus company and the driver.
Protestors showed up at State Sen. Marisol Alcantara’s office on Friday, upset at her allegiance to the Republican-aligned Independent Democratic Conference. “Chanting slogans such as ‘Marisol has sold her soul’ and ‘No fake Democrats, take the New York Senate back,’ and holding signs that read ‘Sen. Alcantara We Need You’ and ‘Alcantara Complicite’, the crowd of protesters handed out flyers to passersby and marched in a small circle outside of Alcantara’s district office in Inwood.” Alcantara responded to the protests by touting her progressive views and saying her allegiance with IDC allows her to get more done than if she had aligned with mainline Democrats.
See some photos from Jimmy Breslin’s funeral, held at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
Thankfully, the 11-year-old girl who went missing on Friday returned home in good health on Sunday.