November 6, 2017 Weather: Rainy in the afternoon, with a high of 65 degrees.
“Philosophy Cafe” and more local events are on our calendar.
On Monday, a flight of three U.S. Navy F/A-18 aircraft will fly over the Hudson River, north to the Tappan Zee Bridge, and then reverse course and depart in the vicinity of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The flyover will occur around 12:00 PM, and will fly between 2,500-3,000 feet.
A heartbreaking video shows a group of Argentinian tourists happily bicycling down the Hudson River bike path last Tuesday, in a section that appears to be going through the Upper West Side. Five of them would be killed late that day in a terrorist attack on the path in Tribeca. They were high school friends who had decided to take the trip together.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in New York state has doubled over last year. Some incidents don’t get included in stats, but are nonetheless very disturbing: “Rachel C. was harassed last Saturday, for instance, as she and her husband walked home from a bar mitzvah at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun on the Upper West Side. At 96th Street and Broadway — in many ways the heart of the ethnically diverse but also heavily Jewish neighborhood — they were waiting for the stoplight to change when a small dog began nipping at her ankles. Rachel, who asked that her real name not be used, turned around and glared at the dog’s owner. “The woman looked me in the eye and said ‘I can’t stand those rude Upper West Side Jews.’ I took a deep breath, looked back at her and said ‘did you really just say that?’ And she said ‘yes I did.’”
Jean-Georges was dropped to two stars in the Michelin guide. “Michael Ellis, the international director of the Michelin guides, said that several inspectors over a period of time thought they did not have quite the same gastronomic experience, and that the Upper West Side restaurant was not quite at the same level as before.”
Check out some photos of the New York City Marathon.