Morning Bulletin: Mugger Wields Broomstick, Police Patrol Columbus Statues, Rocks Fall in Central Park


Photo by Robyn Roth-Moise.

October 2, 2017 Weather: Sunny with a high of 74 degrees.

Notices:
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Here’s another reminder to register for a party if you want to vote in primaries next year. You need to do it by October 13. Register to vote here.

News:
A man with a broomstick mugged a worker at the Loeb Boathouse last week. “The 34-year-old worker was leaving the restaurant around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when a man, later identified as Alberto Teliz, 29, began threatening him with a broomstick and demanding money. The employee managed to run to his car and got inside, but Teliz followed him and entered through the passenger’s side, rummaging around looking for valuables, police said.”

Two locals took advantage of a woman at the Schwab House on Riverside Drive, prosecutors say. “An affluent Upper West Side couple was busted for robbing their senile neighbor and longtime friend — even changing her will to benefit their kids — after the woman developed dementia and turned to them for help, officials charge.”

The NYPD is keeping closer watch over Christopher Columbus monuments in advance of the holiday. “We know where the statues are, some of them we’re giving extra patrol attention to,” said NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. “And we’re doing some other things that I’d rather not talk about. It is not a priority for us. Our priority is to keep people safe and we do have to keep property safe. But we are paying attention to it and we’re doing our best to make sure it doesn’t happen.” A few weeks ago, one Columbus statue in Central Park was vandalized.

Subway delays cost New York City $389 million a year, Scott Stringer’s office estimates.

This is a little disconcerting. Rocks falling on the roadway in the Northern section of Central Park:

NEWS | 5 comments | permalink
    1. Lisa says:

      Re the Schwab house elder abuse story: Man, people can really suck. May they get every last ounce of karma they deserve for the rest of their miserable lives.

    2. Don Honda says:

      http://www.pottsmerc.com/opinion/20170903/dave-neese-cleaning-up-our-historical-act

      DAVE NEESE: Cleaning up our historical act

      “We must seize this opportunity to indulge ourselves in smug moral righteousness, in “virtue-signaling,” as it has come to be named. “