June 5, 2017 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 75 degrees.
Adam Gopnik talks Bob Dylan and more local events on our calendar.
Starting today (June 5), the JCC on Amsterdam Avenue and 76th will be hosting an ID NYC site. Learn more here.
Can anyone help our reader with this question? “I have been looking for a local business that will recycle the blue propane canisters (for small grills, camping, etc.). I would prefer to buy from a local business, but I also want them to take back the empties and recycle. This is something that Gracious Home used to do. I’ve tried Gartners and Beacon: they both sell them, but neither will recycle. Same with Loews. I’m told Home Depot will recycle them, but shopping there doesn’t do much for me or the neighborhood.”
Ballet dancer Gray Davis jumped onto the tracks at 72nd street and Broadway and saved a homeless man, who said he had been pushed onto the tracks. “Once on the tracks, at the 72nd Street Broadway-Seventh Avenue station, Mr. Davis said, he picked up the man, who was unconscious, and lifted him to the platform, where others pulled him up. Then, hearing a train in the distance and unsure which track it was on, he faced the next problem: getting back up on the platform himself. ‘I never realized how high it was,’ he said. ‘Luckily, I’m a ballet dancer, so I swung my leg up.'” A woman named Carolyn Mack was arrested, but denies pushing the man.
A man jumped into the aviary at the Central Park Zoo and refused to leave for four hours until police went and got him. “The man entered the indoor, free-flight aviary in the zoo’s “Tropic Zone” at about 3:30 p.m., zoo spokesman Max Pulsinelli said.He climbed onto a rock structure about 20 feet off the ground and refused to leave, officials said.”
A Trinity School staffer was charged with stealing more than $400,000 from the school. “Kirsten Olsen, 45, pleaded not guilty to purchasing gold and silver jewelry, gold bullion and a coast-to-coast March 2015 trip with money looted from the exclusive Trinity School.”