Photo by Quench Your Eyes.
February 26, 2018 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 55 degrees.
A talk on “The History of New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum” and more local events this week are on our calendar.
Friends are raising money to dedicate a bench to Jay Ward, a friendly dog owner and a regular in Riverside Park.
An Australian tourist with measles may have exposed others during a stay in New York. The tourist was at the La Quinta Inn at 31 W. 71st St., between Feb. 16 and Feb. 19 and also went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Health officials said anyone who had been vaccinated has a low risk of contracting the virus. Health officials said that anyone who isn’t sure whether they’ve been vaccinated and may have been exposed should call a doctor. Anyone with symptoms should contact health care providers before going for an exam. Symptoms of measles usually develop within 10 to 12 days of exposure and include fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis and runny nose.”
A jury has now been empaneled in the case of a nanny accused of killing two children under her care in an apartment on 75th Street. A surprising number of potential jurors knew the family, including some from the neighborhood. “Even with a large pool of jurors in a city with more than 8.5 million people, the number of people with some connection to the Krim family was striking. A good portion lived on the Upper West Side. One prospective juror said his family donated to a fund established in the children’s name; another said her daughter worked with their father, Kevin Krim; a third said she knew the family. A woman who lived across the street from the family’s home said she struggled with the idea of being empaneled.”
The Times published a poem about dogs on the UWS, which included this line. “I’m certain the dogs on the Upper West Side feel superior to children.”
Cate Whitman, a student at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School is a leader in the gun control movement in New York City, helping plan a walkout.