Morning Bulletin: Newspaper Seller’s Bounty, Arrest in ‘Cleaning Lady’ Caper, Rosenthal’s Next Ambition


Photo by Randi Lauren Klein.

July 23, 2018 Weather: Rainy on and off, with a high of 79 degrees.

Notices:
Lincoln Center Out of Doors starts this week! That and more local events this week are on our calendar.

A group that meets at the JCC is looking for members. “The 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning Senior Women’s Group at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue at 75th Street) is seeking new members. With members ranging in age from 70 to 90, we are a longstanding, open-minded group that discusses issues of aging in today’s society. New members are welcome to join and share unique thoughts, insights and experiences. You do not need to be a member of the JCC to join this group. For more information and/or to sign up, please call 646-505-5708 or email slechter@jccmanhattan.org. Read more about programs for those aged 60 and up on the JCC Manhattan website.”

News:
The Times checked in with Ram Badan Singh, the longtime newspaper vendor at 86th Street, and found he’s struggling to sell papers since the subway stop near his spot closed for renovations.  “In the seven weeks since the station closed, diverting the usual flow of commuters, he estimates he has forfeited more than $1,000 in sales. On Sundays, he used to finish with five or six of his 135 papers unsold; now he is left with about 35. Luckily, Mr. Singh has a New Yorker’s seen-it-all unflappability and a deep bench of faithful customers. Before the closings, one of them asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to compensate the newsman for lost business; the agency said it couldn’t offer money but would try to find some creative way to help. Last week, the M.T.A. said the most it had been able to do was to encourage the workers in orange to buy papers. (Mr. Singh says none have.)” BUT locals have stepped up to donate more than $11,000 to a GoFundMe campaign.

Police have arrested a woman from the Bronx for posing as a cleaning lady in a series of break-ins on Central Park West we documented here.

Local Council Member Helen Rosenthal has filed papers to run for Comptroller in 2021, the first person to do so.

Some community groups want Jewish Theological Seminary to spread the benefits of its building sale in Morningside Heights.

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    1. Rob G. says:

      Poor Teddy, he must have been on quite a bender this weekend.

    2. WM Hunt says:

      Question. What’s going on at the entrance to Riverside Park st West 91st St? Thanks.

    3. UWSHebrew says:

      What is the name of the woman who was arrested?

      • UWSHebrew says:

        Her name is JOSMINA CARABALLO. Ya hear that dannyboy / EricaC / Bruce Bernstein? I WAS RIGHT and you all just like be “righteous” in your echo chamber.

        • UWSHebrew says:

          *like to be

        • dannyboy says:

          UWSHebrew,

          Your attempt to sow discord among different ethnic groups will not work.

          UWS’ers are better than that.

        • EricaC says:

          No one said she wasn’t Hispanic – it is the fact that when a crime is committed by a non-white person, you generally note that. When it is committed by a white person, you do not generally note that. Even when you otherwise comment.

          • UWSHebrew says:

            The whole point of my posting when this crime occurred is that the description of the perpetrator was stated as “White”, when she clearly was not, and I corrected it, and was attacked for it, being labeled a racist. If she was stated as “Black” I would have corrected it also. It’s very simple, no racism involved at all, just common sense that you and others warped into something else to suit your own needs.

            • dannyboy says:

              As you seem to be the only single person who understood the intention of your Comment, I suggest working on that before complaining that everyone got it wrong.

      • not here, ok?!? says:

        UWS Hebrew, you might want to consider why much of what you write on this site is meant to divide people, not unite them. Just sayin’.

        • UWSHebrew says:

          I’m not interested in “uniting” the “apologetic left excuses” for activities of criminals who operate where I live. If I see something that needs to be corrected, I comment and more often than not WSR does not print it. If I am the sole voice for basic logic on here, so be it.

          • dannyboy says:

            “I comment and more often than not WSR does not print it. If I am the sole voice for basic logic on here, so be it.” – UWSHebrew

            Says it all.

            (I’m feeling more relieved about UWSHebrew calling me a “Bad Jew” now.)

            • UWSHebrew says:

              what? bad Jew? what nonsense, I’ve never said that to anyone, ever.

            • dannyboy says:

              UWSHebrew, You DENY exactly like the liar you idolize. You words:

              UWSHebrew says:
              January 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm
              People, regardless of race or gender, who commit horrific acts of violence such as this person who stabbed someone, are animals who do not belong in society. He is an animal who needs to be locked in a cage.
              Reply
              • dannyboy says:
              January 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm
              “Appeal to God’s mercy reassures us that repentance is always possible and that God always awaits our return.”
              http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-13-attributes-of-mercy/
              Reply
              o UWSHebrew says:
              January 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm
              Nice try dannyboy, but that is between God and man. Nothing to do with us. In Judaism, you cannot commit as many crimes as you like, and be forgiven by a man. Only God forgives. Maybe you can quote Christian scripture, as I’ve seen all the movies where the priest after hearing someone confess their sins, tell them all is forgiven if they say “Hail Mary’s”. So stick to Christianity, as you failed at Judaism.

            • UWSHebrew says:

              You just proved me right. My stating “So stick to Christianity, as you failed at Judaism”, IS NOT calling you a “Bad Jew”. Thank you dannyboy, for showing how you twist words to fit your own narrative.

            • dannyboy says:

              UWSHebrew, you CHOOSE to pick the wrong phrase and avoid the referenced phrase JUST LIKE YOUR LYIN’ HERO!

              My guess is that you won’t own up to writing “you failed at Judaism.” because liers just gotta’ lie.

          • EricaC says:

            UWSHebrew, are you familiar with the old Pogo comics?

          • Tim says:

            You’re not the sole voice of logic UWSHebrew. You WERE correct initially, but that doesn’t fit the narrative of others. Facts don’t care about feelings.

            • dannyboy says:

              Tim,

              This IS what UWSHebrew commented initially:

              UWSHebrew says:
              July 23, 2018 at 1:09 pm
              What is the name of the woman who was arrested?

              Reply
              UWSHebrew says:
              July 23, 2018 at 2:21 pm
              Her name is JOSMINA CARABALLO. Ya hear that dannyboy / EricaC / Bruce Bernstein? I WAS RIGHT and you all just like be “righteous” in your echo chamber.

              Reply
              UWSHebrew says:
              July 23, 2018 at 6:43 pm
              *like to be

              You Reply by writing:
              Tim says:
              July 26, 2018 at 4:01 pm
              You’re not the sole voice of logic UWSHebrew. You WERE correct initially, but that doesn’t fit the narrative of others. Facts don’t care about feelings.

              sooooooooooooooooo…UWSHebrew was factually correct in his Word Salad? AND you share his logic?

              That’s quite an admission!

            • UWSHebrew says:

              Hello Tim, thank you for your statement.

            • dannyboy says:

              So Tim is just fine with UWSHebrew’s marginalization of Blacks, Muslims, Latinos, etc?

              But UWSHebrew continues to marginalize these groups after I provided him with The New York City Commission on Human Rights report describing how all this marginalization has resulted in violent attack on Jews in NYC. Yet he uses a handle which identifies Jew as the inciter. This comes back on us all.

              But hey, he’s anonymous.

    4. dannyboy says:

      “Last week, the M.T.A. said the most it had been able to do was to encourage the workers in orange to buy papers. (Mr. Singh says none have.)”

      Ineffective and uncaring in so many ways.

      • Sherman says:

        “Ineffective and uncaring I’m so many ways”

        Ok, I see. I guess you expect these MTA workers to go out of their way to buy a newspaper from this guy.

        Maybe you should set an example and buy a newspaper from him.

        • dannyboy says:

          I wrote nothing about “expect[ing] these MTA workers to go out of their way to buy a newspaper from this guy.”

          But don’t let the facts get in the way of your raging anger.

          Reminds me of another guy.

      • NotImpressed says:

        Dannyboy, I assume you purchase a many papers each day from him to help support him.

        • dannyboy says:

          Because you are so obviously not impressed and because you constantly display how not impressed you really are, I won’t attempt to impress or unimpress you in any way.

          You got real humanity there.

        • dannyboy says:

          So you are all OK with the MTA abdicating its responsibility, but the real problem is that I don’t buy newspapers.

          You are really NOTImpressive.

          • NotImpressed says:

            Put your money where your mouth is.

            • dannyboy says:

              You have now doubled-down on supporting the MTA’s decision to screw over Mr. Singh, and deflected to me being responsible for his fate because I haven’t bought a newspaper.

              We completely see how INDIFFERENT (or should I say NotImpressed) you are even after the MTA reneged.
              You are so transparent.

    5. B.B. says:

      Game of musical chairs has begun!

      Term limit laws were passed in order to bring fresh blood into city politics. But instead it is more like rearranging the deck chairs on Titanic.

      Yes, the mayor is removed every eight years, but the other city offices merely are occupied by other career NYC politicians.

      Helen Rosenthal IIRC lacks even the remotest background in accounting or any other qualification to be comptroller.

      With nearly entire city council (including speaker), and several borough presidents term limited out the 2021 race is going to resemble 2013; twenty or more current NYC politicians fighting over the few offices they aren’t excluded from.

      • Juan says:

        If you had taken a minute to read the article you would see that Helen Rosenthal worked for OMB for seven years, which makes her at least slightly qualified for the job.

        If you don’t like the same cast of characters running for office either run yourself or support someone else. Whining on a message board and making inaccurate statements about candidates doesn’t help anything.

    6. Elizabeth M. says:

      I am pretty sure they are refurbishing the statue of Joan of Arc.

    7. Chrigid says:

      can Ram Badam Singh’s spot be moved to where his customers now enter and exit the subway?

    8. Lin says:

      Why can’t newspaper vendor move to a better location?

    9. Veronica says:

      Helen Rosenthal has mishandled the construction project at Amsterdam Avenue and 69th street. She has already taken credit for having it stopped. She should not be allowed to be comptroller. Helen, I will not be voting for you,

    10. Wendy says:

      DISGUSTING;BOTH the planned condo apts chez U.T.S.; &, the UGLY , too tall bldg. via J.T.S.. Were the mini “M’ apts. eliminated at U.T.S. ? Condominium conversions,, are s’posedly, a leading cause of homelessness ,[of citizens], in U.S.A.. How’re the @ 500 folk, who were displaced via that steam pipe explosion near the Flatiron Bldg., ?

      • dannyboy says:

        You can be certain that all mini-apartments have been eliminated. Part of the eliminate-all-housing-not-for-the-rich.

        That’s their beautiful community feeling.