July 31, 2017 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 84 degrees.
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The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is hosting hosting its 4th Annual TeamCindy 5K Run for Research in Riverside Park on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. To register go to www.TeamCindy.org.
Upper West Sider Matthew Shefler has been on a mission to stop people from riding electric bikes, which he says are dangerous. “‘Listen, this is not personal,’ Shefler explains. ‘I’m just a member of the community, not a government person. There’s been a lot of electric bikes that are driving in the bike paths and a lot of you guys go really fast, and this is a very big vehicle. This is a motorcycle.’… Like many citizens turned activists, Shefler tries to balance his life and not let this issue become all-consuming. But even he admits it makes him a little nuts..”
A North Carolina man was arrested for allegedly stealing a police car and taking it on a joyride last week. “A pair of cops from the 20th Precinct had just pulled over a car for a traffic violation on Amsterdam Ave. near W. 74th St. about 1:20 a.m. when Joseph Pinkcett noticed the unlocked squad car with its keys in the ignition.He jumped into the car and barreled off, the car’s emergency lights still flashing, police said.”