MORNING BULLETIN: FLOODING DAMAGE, STRANGE POLITICS, UWS TELEVISION SHOW GETS DEAL


Photo by Sherri Miller on 72nd and Riverside Drive.

May 8, 2017 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 60 degrees.

Notices:
Several free concerts and more local events on our calendar.

News:
Residents of one UWS housing project dealt with major flooding damage after last week’s storm. “Tenants at the De Hostos houses on West 93rd Street near Amsterdam Avenue say the rain flooded their hallways, apartments and stairwells. It also caused damage to walls and left one of the building’s elevators out of service. People we spoke with say neglect by housing officials may have caused all the damage.”

A new City Council candidate who owns a real estate firm has entered the race against Mark Levine, who represents parts of the UWS above 96th Street. But the new candidate has some strange ties to Thomas Lopez-Pierre, the City Council candidate under fire for anti-Semitic statements. In fact, candidate Matthew Gros-Werter gave to Lopez-Pierre’s last campaign and an employee in his office is Lopez-Pierre’s treasurer.

A man accused of animal abuse on the UWS has a history of similar behavior, his ex-girlfriend testified.

A dancer named Ashley Bouder from the Upper West Side explains how she got into art collecting. “Her Upper West Side apartment, which she shares with her husband, Peter de Florio, and their year-old daughter, Violet Storm, is full of paintings, drawings and large-scale photography.”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an Amazon show that’s set on the UWS in the 50’s, was picked up for two seasons.

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