May 22, 2017 Weather: Rainy, with a high of 64 degrees.
There are several free readings and concerts and more local events on our calendar.
The 30th State Senate District, which covers part of the Northern UWS, has a special election on Tuesday. Read about it here.
Here are the results of the CEC3 public school elections.
The parks department was forced to remove sand from playgrounds in Riverside Park after it turned out it was too jagged. “Officials were forced to remove the material Thursday night and Friday after the parent of a 1-year-old claimed the child got hurt while playing in Tot Lot 116 in Riverside Park… The 1-year-old who was injured this week was said to have fallen face-first in a sandbox at 105th Street and Riverside Drive… It took officials six days — from when the sand was installed on May 6 to the moment the last grain was taken out on Friday evening — to recognize the error.”
Mezuzahs went missing at 120 West 97th Street, and the landlord blamed two tenants, who he is trying to evict. “They’ve also become a nuisance next door, stealing mezuzahs — a parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah, contained in a small box at the doorway of a Jewish home — from 160 W. 97th St. as well, the landlord said in its Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.”
Central Park temps hit a record last week.
Elinor Bunin Munroe, the donor behind the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, has died. “Ms. Munroe enticed filmgoers and television viewers with her opening titles and animation for movies like “The Producers” and television series like “The Great American Dream Machine.” But she is perhaps best known for the film complex on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that bears her name. Ms. Munroe, a member of the society’s board since 1976, donated $8.5 million to create it.”