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March 5, 2018 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 44 degrees.
“Concerts for Compassion” and more local events this week are on our calendar.
Consider fostering a cat with The Animal Project.
The mom hit by a tree in Central Park last summer filed a $200 million lawsuit against the city and Central Park Conservancy. “Anne Monoky’s suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court against the city, Central Park Conservancy and companies that maintain the trees says she will have ‘paralysis threatening injuries’ for the rest of her life.”
Stonehenge Village, a group of rental properties in the West 90’s that caused controversy when it wouldn’t let rent-stabilized tenants use a new gym, has been sold. “A&E Real Estate Holdings is acquiring a trio of rental buildings on the Upper West Side for at least $180 million. The Stonehenge Village complex — one on West 96th Street and two on West 97th Street — contain about 420 apartments overall, and A&E bought them from a joint-partnership of Ivanhoe Cambridge, SL Green Realty and Stonehenge Partners, according to Crain’s.” The owners eventually relented and let the stabilized tenants use the gym for a fee.
Footage has emerged of an Australian rugby player punching an Upper West Side man during a drunken “rampage” in 2015. The player, Matthew Lodge, is set to start playing again this week. “It’s pretty heartbreaking to think that this man might become a role model for Australian children given what he did to us,” said Fowler, whose son Henry cowered in a bathroom as Lodge destroyed their Upper West Side unit in the early hours of October 16, 2015.”
Marina Krim testified at the trial of the nanny accused of killing two of her children. “Under cross-examination by Ms. Ortega’s lawyer, Ms. Krim said on Friday that Ms. Ortega had been acting strangely in the months before the killing on Oct. 25, 2012. But Ms. Krim said she had attributed the behavior to Ms. Ortega’s struggling with providing for her own son.”
A rarity on the Upper West side these days: “Rockwood Capital and Thor Equities are selling an Upper West Side building they co-own for a loss. The pair, which purchased the 70-unit rental building at 838 West End Ave., on the corner of West 101st Street, four years ago for $67 million, are unloading the property to Emerald Equity Group for about $65 million.”