September 10, 2018 Weather: Rainy, with a high of 69 degrees.
Commemorations of 9/11 and more local events are on our calendar.
The primary election is this Thursday. Make sure you vote!
The Central Park Conservancy has some tips for fall bird watching.
Cynthia Nixon spoke to people outside Zabar’s on Sunday shortly before Rosh Hashanah began following a false attack on her by the state Democratic party. The party sent out a mailer saying she supports the BDS movement and warning that Nixon — who has raised her children Jewish — wouldn’t stand up to anti-Semitism. Governor Cuomo, who “effectively controls the state party,” denied knowing about the flyer, as did the head of the state party, Geoff Berman. But the party isn’t saying how a smear-filled mailer could have been designed, paid for and sent out with no one in charge having any idea.
Alicia Avery, who was burned and beaten in an attack in June in the Frederick Douglass Houses, has died. She was 32. Larry McGloster, accused of committing the attack, is now facing homicide charges.
John Lennon was honored in a Central Park ceremony with his own postage stamp. “John Lennon was a noted philatelist: In 2016, Lennon’s personal collection of stamps, which he started as a child, displayed at the World Stamp Show in New York City following a residency at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.”
The Bowery Boys, who produce podcasts about city history, have done an episode about the history of Riverside Park. “In peeling back the many layers to Riverside Park, upper Manhattan’s premier ribbon park, running along the west side from the Upper West Side to Washington Heights, you will find a wealth of history that takes you back to Manhattan’s most rugged days.”