Photo by Scott Matthews.
February 12, 2018 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 46 degrees.
A preview of the film “Itzhak” and more local events this week are on our calendar.
The city has a list of summer youth employment opportunities, ages 14 to 24.
A shirtless man walked along the subway tracks on Sunday morning, shutting down train service. “The long-haired, tattooed trekker, who is 21 and homeless, was first spotted in a tunnel at the 96th St. station on Broadway about 8 a.m., forcing the MTA to shut down power to the No. 1 line. Cops lost sight of him as he followed the tracks towards the 86th St. station. He made it all the way to the 79th St. before heading back uptown.”
A member of the Equinox gym on 68th Street is suing after his $25,000 Rolex was stolen. “Attorney Giorgio Nicolò Vergani says in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that his watch was filched from a locker at the Columbus Avenue and West 68th Street Equinox on June 16. Vergani said cops later told him that “at least five other thefts” had been reported in the past two weeks.” He claims Equinox didn’t warn members abut the crimes.
The trial of Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of killing two children in their West 75th Street apartment, has begun. “From a practical and legal standpoint, the only question the trial in State Supreme Court will answer is whether Ms. Ortega spends the rest of her days in a prison or in a mental hospital. Still, over the course of three months of testimony, the public may finally learn if Ms. Ortega had a mental illness that might explain the atrocity, or if her motive was simple anger at being asked to work too hard, as prosecutors have asserted.”
FDNY lieutenant Edward Meehan, who mostly served at Ladder 22 on the UWS, died of a 9/11-related cancer just after retiring.
Scientists are increasingly upset about the makeup of the Museum of Natural History’s board.