Photo by @nycmarigold.
June 4, 2018 Weather: Mostly cloudy, with a high of 72 degrees.
Concerts, readings and more local events this week are on our calendar.
There’s a volunteer open house this Thursday for people looking to help out in Central Park. More here.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday, a woman was bitten by a large white and orange pit bull with a spiked collar on a leash exiting Central Park with its owner, a young white male, on west 77th street, WSR reader Alan tells us. “The owner left the scene and my wife was taken to the ER where she received 5 stitches for the wound, a tetanus shot and the first of a series of painful rabies shots,” writes Alan. Finding out if the dog has rabies could spare his wife a series of painful shots. If anyone has information or a photo they can contact Alan at esnew@EarthLink.net.
Hairo Olivares, a doorman on Riverside Drive, says he was harassed by the superintendent. “A fed up Hairo Olivares filed a complaint last week with the city’s Human Rights Commission claiming that his male supervisor has grabbed his crotch and buttocks, and makes lewd comments about him in front of his colleagues while questioning the doorman’s sexual orientation.”
A gym owner was arrested last week. “The founder and chief fitness strategist of an Upper West Side boutique gym was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly sexually abusing a patron at the facility, law enforcement sources told The Post. Ray Wallace, 40, the owner of FIT RxN on West End Avenue, was taken into custody by the investigators with the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit in Manhattan on charges of sex abuse and forcible touching, sources said.”
The apartment fire that killed a man at 120 West 105th Street last month was sparked by a cigarette, a fire investigator said.
A tree fell on 68th Street during Sunday night’s storm, hitting a black Mercedes and a white Nissan Altima. There was minimal damage and no broken glass, said Bobby Panza, who took the photos below.