Morning Bulletin: Fire Causes Outages, Glowing Twelfth Night Review, How One Local Still Works at 102

Photo by Ellen Cohen.

August 6, 2018 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 92 degrees.

Multiple free and pay-as-you-wish movies and more local events are on our calendar.

Anyone lose a parakeet? One was found at 106th and CPW.

A manhole fire knocked out power to two buildings near 64th Street on Friday. “The manhole fire happened at West 64th Street and Broadway, and was reported around 8:40 a.m., according to Con Edison officials.”

No injuries were reported in a fire that started in the basement at 201 West 87th Street on Saturday.

Twelfth Night, the current Shakespeare in the Park offering, got a rave review in the Times. “Part of the theater’s Public Works program, and staged in an earlier version for five performances in 2016, this ‘Twelfth Night’ deploys a cast made up of both professionals (including the Tony Award winners Nikki M. James and Shuler Hensley) and amateurs, culled from community centers and outreach programs. “Twelfth Night” uses alternating supporting ensembles (each numbering close to 50), designated in the program as red and blue teams.”

Manhattan ought to have its own beach, perhaps in Central Park’s reservoir, argues the Times.

Mathilde Freund, a regular at the Sunday Grand Bazaar market, just turned 102. “Freund starts off each day with a cup of 100% Colombian coffee while listening to the world news on the BBC. She has been going to the West Side Institutional Synagogue for over 50 years and continues to fast on Yom Kippur.” Happy Birthday Mathilde!

The former Kefi location at 505 Columbus is on the market for $41,500 a month. The restaurant moved to 79th Street.

And police are looking for suspects in more Duane Reade thefts:

NEWS | 3 comments | permalink
    1. dannyboy says:

      NYPD 20th Precinct knows how to Police! Sure they will get their men.

    2. Oona says:

      Opening up the Central Park Reservoir which is no longer used as a reservoir as a public swimming place is a brilliant idea. Many New Yorkers cannot travel over an hour to the beaches in Queens or Brooklyn especially on the weekends. The public health benefits alone for swimming for swimming exercise wood cover the cost of opening the swim place. I’m going to bring up the topic at my local Democratic Club and see how we can get this done. Running summer classes there for children to learn to swim and openings for adult lap swim would benefit all of us living close to Central Park.

      I saw 12th night for the first hour of it the other night. My review – absolutely horrible treatment of the play. Actors who were not skilled reciting Shakespeare’s lines, not that that much mattered as Shakespeare’s text seems to have been used as a general outline. At one point I heard the word baby recited by one of the actors. It’s a sad and sorry day when the public will accept this as Shakespeare.

      That is not to say the sign language was not beautiful, the singers wonderful, but the casting and the treatment are in modern disaster.

    3. Missing birdie says:

      About the bird–I came across a LOST BIRD poster a few days ago! Maybe it’s this bird? The phone number on the sign is 917-208-3090.