January 8, 2018 Weather: Mostly cloudy, with a high of 35 degrees.
Art Garfunkel comes to Barnes & Noble on Wednesday. That and more local events are on our calendar.
You can apply to be on your Community Board from now until Feb. 9. The 50-person board plays an important advisory role in everything from new development to liquor licenses to parks and street design. Apply here.
There will be public hearings about the proposed consolidation of PS 208 and PS 185 and the truncation of PS 165 on Monday and Tuesday respectively. More here.
A cab driver plowed into a police car on the West Side Highway between 79th and 72nd Street on Saturday at 6 a.m., injuring two officers, according to police. The officers had been blocking part of the highway as they responded to another crash. The 27-year-old cab driver “showed signs of intoxication and possible drug use, police said. He refused a breathalyzer test, and was also found in possession of several packets of marijuana.”
A writer explores his memories of a Hasidic rabbi on the Upper West Side. “The more I learned, the more I too was awed by Rabbi Steinberg’s erudition. I was, in my adolescence, quite the little misnagged myself, and simply could not understand how Rabbi Steinberg, in good Hasidic fashion, played fast and loose with the halakhically-mandated times for prayer, or let seudah shlishis begin perilously close to sunset. At times he would sense my agitation and assure me with a chuckle that everything was fine.”
Can we get one of these? At a restaurant opening soon in Chelsea, you literally fish for your dinner. “Patrons at Zauo — opening on West 24th Street in February or March — can try to hook seafood from tanks with different kinds of fish and even other seafood, such as rock lobsters.”
A reader lost a special bracelet 2-3 years ago. “It’s a silver link bracelet with black (onyx?) hearts. I got it in Arizona or New Mexico – Zuni design. I lost it somewhere between 82nd and Broadway and 72nd and Riverside. It’s not fancy – I just really liked it – and there will be a reward. I never thought to post before – but I’m hoping for a belated Christmas miracle.” Yes it’s a longshot, but please email westsiderag at gmail if you happen to have it.