Morning Bulletin: Central Bark, Lennon’s Killer Denied, Weedkiller Criticized

In the Broadway median at 62nd Street. Photo by Stephen Harmon.

August 27, 2018 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 90 degrees.

Free movies and more local events are on our calendar.

Here are the winning photos for the Conservancy’s Central Bark calendar. Charlie and Sawyer are our favorites.

An M57 stop has been moved back to 214 West 72nd St (between Broadway and West End) after being moved to West End for a while, said Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, whose staff advocated for the change.

Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon, was denied parole for the tenth time. “‘While no one person’s life is any more valuable than another’s life, the fact that you chose someone who was not only a world renown person and beloved by millions, regardless of the pain and suffering you would cause to his family, friends and so many others, you demonstrated a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life and the pain and suffering of others,’ the parole panel wrote.”

Democratic candidates for State Senate debated last week. “The debate hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network — which taped Wednesday, aired Thursday, and was moderated by Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max — saw first-term Senator Marisol Alcántara continue to defend her IDC membership, reiterating that her break from the mainline Democratic conference did not affect her voting record while in Albany and resulted in benefits for her constituents. Meanwhile, Robert Jackson, a Democrat making his third straight bid for the seat, continued to criticize the senator, questioning her Democratic credibility given the IDC’s alignment with the Republican conference and that majority’s blockage of a multitude of progressive legislation, much of which both Alcántara and Jackson say they support.” The primary is Sept. 13.

Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and State Senator Jose Serrano are asking the Parks Dept. to stop using weedkiller in the parks. “Last year, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation dumped more than 500 gallons of glyphosate in over 28,000 acres of city parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, recreational facilities, beaches and parkways to control the growth of weeds. Across the state, more than 50,000 gallons of liquid herbicide containing glyphosate were applied in public spaces.To be clear: Glyphosate is not universally considered harmful to health. But there’s enough worrisome evidence to use it with extreme caution.”

The City Council, governor and mayor found a way to restore speed cameras near schools before the start of the school year without waiting for state legislators to act.

UWS favorite RedFarm is opening a London location.

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    1. Julie Tynion says:

      As Lizzy, Harry, and Fitz’s “mom,” all I can say is, “Harrumph!”

    2. Scott says:

      I don’t get it. They release a cop killer but keep Chapman inside? I’m not saying he should be released but it sounds inconsistent to say the least.

    3. lynn says:

      Question about this: “An M57 stop has been moved back to 214 West 72nd St (between Broadway and West End) after being moved to West End for a while, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal tells us.”

      If the M57 stop has been moved back, will the crosstown M72 stop also be moved back to that location? Presently it’s on the opposite side of B’way/Amsterdam behind the magazine kiosk and under scaffolding. It’s disgusting stretch of sidewalk and the driver rarely stops.

    4. j says:

      Puzzled about CP Conservancy choice of dog theme?
      Kind of contrived.
      Seems like something natural to the park like birds would have made sense.

      • Young Sally says:

        Cute dog pics sell. Maybe birds next year….or wildlife with heads stuck in yogurt containers….and pizza rats.

    5. David T. says:

      Linda Rosenthal is right to ask that the Parks Department stop using chemicals to kill weeds. However, she didn’t go the next step to offer money to pay people to pull weeds out, including the roots. Parks tries to save money in all sorts of ways only because the City is too niggardly to to fork out money for human park workers.

    6. Joe says:

      Love the fact that the parole board’s reasoning starts out with, “While no one person’s life is any more valuable than another’s life,” and then goes on to say why they considered Lennon’s life more valuable.

    7. az says:

      Only Monsanto thinks glyphosate (Roundup) is not harmful to health. Everyone else knows it’s a carcinogen which is found in our food and it is a major reason why bee populations are plummeting.