Morning Bulletin: Questions and Leads About Missing Dog, Synagogues Protect Refugees

Photo by Christine Elbert.

March 12, 2018 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 44 degrees.

The first meeting of the Romance Book Club and more local events this week are on our calendar.

Jason Haber writes in to say “The Community Free Democrats and I are sponsoring a free bus to the ‘March for our Lives’ rally in Washington, DC on March 24th. While we have many RSVP’s I can hold seats specifically for your readers. If you would like to offer this to them, please share this link below and have them register for a seat on the bus. The bus will leave from the UWS at 6AM on March 24th and return later that evening.” Sign up here.

Nicole DiCarlo, owner of Norman the missing chihuahua, is still searching for him, and is hoping to track down a lead that he was seen on the Upper West Side. “We got a tip Sunday March 11 that a lady saw a mother and a child petting a dog that didn’t appear to be their dog. The pup fit Norman’s description, wasn’t wearing any collar, harness, or jacket. The location was around 88th street and Broadway of Manhattan, on the west side of the street, on Saturday 3/10 around 2 pm. The door was inset, grayish, and isn’t an active door. Here is a photo of Norman and here is the possible doorway that he was seen.”

Also, the dogwalking app company WAG is having to answer questions about how Norman was lost. “The walker returned in tears, saying the pup slipped out of his harness while trailing behind her somewhere near East 88th Street and First Avenue.”

Upper West Side synagogues have been working together to protect refugees. “In June 2016, several Upper West Side synagogues began working together on the refugee crisis. After Trump took office, and as his administration began to crack down on people who came to the country illegally, the group added helping immigrants to their mission. It adopted the name Synagogue Coalition on the Refugee and Immigration Crisis and has grown to include 16 synagogues in Manhattan and one in Queens, as well as several Jewish nonprofits including HIAS, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and T’ruah.”

A disoriented man found in Riverside Park last summer has been identified as an Uzbek tourist. “Sabirjon Akhmedov was planning to visit his daughter in Ohio with his nephew when went across the street to buy a bottle of water before their nighttime bus departed Lower Manhattan on August 3 – but he never returned. Three days later, Akhmedov was discovered in a park by a woman jogging near 110th Street and Riverside Drive – seven miles from where he went missing – and he carried no form of ID.”

Another large UWS real estate deal: “Isaac Kassirer closed Tuesday on the $116 million purchase of a four-building multifamily portfolio in the Upper West Side’s Manhattan Valley neighborhood, sources told The Real Deal. The investor entered contract late last year on a package of three buildings – 210, 220 and 230 West 107th Street – that has since been expanded to include the nearby 203 West 107th Street. The package, which belonged to the Orbach Group, collectively has 219 rental apartments spanning 230,000 square feet.”

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    1. Ginger says:

      Very upsetting about Norman. I hope he is alive, well and will be safely with his owner very soon!! 💕 That’s heartbreaking! Please keep us posted.

    2. Chris says:

      Kudos to the UWS synagogues!

    3. Cat says:

      Question about Norman because I find this very frustrating and infuriating. Does the dog walking service walk more than one dog at a time? Why was he ‘trailing behind her,’ instead of at her side (as in ‘heel’)? I don’t think there was a link included for the door where he might possibly have been. I hope he was taken in by the mother and child. Hard to believe that he traveled from 1st Avenue and across the park on his own. 🙁