Morning Bulletin: Man Dies in Apartment Fire, Bus Blaze, Tiny Pets, Coffee News

Photo by Joeanna Sayler of window-washers at Alice Tully Hall.

May 29, 2018 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 85 degrees.

Totally Public Karaoke and more local events this week are on our calendar.

A 28-year-old man in a wheelchair died in an apartment fire at 120 West 105th Street. “The fire started just before 5 p.m. on Monday inside the six-story building on West 105th Street, officials said. Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Carlsen said the fire was in a fifth-floor apartment. He said the man, later identified as Robert Gutierrez, was found in a back bedroom.”

An M4 bus caught on fire on 110th Street near Broadway, but no one was reported injured. The photo of the smoking blaze below was posted on Twitter.

Dunkin’ Donuts plans 60 new stores in Manhattan over the next three years. It’s not clear how many will be on the UWS.

Starbucks will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday for four hours for anti-bias training.

A local man has 40,000 pieces of El Al memorabilia in his apartment. “Walking into Marvin Goldman’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is like entering a museum dedicated to El Al, Israel’s national airline. In one room, shelves and tables display scale models of El Al’s earliest aircraft, and its most modern. Elsewhere are flight bags, china, pens, ashtrays, desk flags and other collectibles bearing the El Al logo that Goldman has acquired over the past 40 years. In a large walk-in closet are neatly hung uniforms and caps worn by flight crews from decades past.

Only small pets are allowed at a 300 square foot studio for sale on 87th Street.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, set on the UWS in the 50’s, was renewed for a third season.

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    1. dannyboy says:

      My only experience with swiping El Al memorabilia was stuffing a nice wool plaid blanket into my pack on the way to Europe for holiday (I hadn’t brought a sleeping bag). I figured that all those soldiers on the runway with automatic weapons had bigger fish to fry.

    2. Carlos says:

      I love Dunkin’ Donuts a lot, but I’m not sure if we need 60 stores in addition to the 161 we already have. But I would rather have them than empty storefronts.

      Great news about Mrs. Maisel – what an incredible show. It is hilarious and the characters remind me so much of my friends and family (in good ways and bad).

    3. sam says:

      with yet another fire in the neighborhood, it would be good to remind folks that things like power strips and extension cords wear out over time and should be checked and replaced periodically.

      (After the last fire, I ordered a bunch of new power strips and outlet converters and am in the process of replacing all of mine – it’s also a good opportunity to realize just how much crap I have plugged in that I don’t actually use and get rid of some of it.)

      I don’t know if this particular fire was electrical, but a few recent ones have been (including two at the Majestic and one at Hotel des Artistes), so it’s a good idea in general, even if not the specific cause of this particular tragedy.