Morning Bulletin: Important School Event, E-Bike Crime Spree, Homegrown Instagram Star

Photo by Ellen J. Cohen.

October 8, 2018 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 67 degrees.

Free concerts and more local events are on our calendar.

Learn about elementary school admissions — including 3-K, pre-K, G&T and Kindergarten — on the UWS and West Harlem at an info session Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at PS 75, 735 West End Avenue. More info in this flyer.

The Museum of Natural History’s live butterflies returned this weekend.

Thieves have been swiping e-bikes used by delivery workers on the Upper West Side. “Surveillance cameras were rolling as a 35-year-old deliveryman secured his electric bike on West 102nd Street off Central Park West. A man comes up from behind him and pushes him to the ground, and then jumps on the e-bike and speeds off.” A group of people has stolen eight e-bikes throughout the city in the past few weeks, police say.

Alessia Resta has nearly 200 plants in her 750 square foot UWS apartment, and they’ve helped her become an Instagram star. “Watering plants is a labor of love! I usually water Sunday or Saturday mornings (except for some plants that get watered twice a week). With the help of my boyfriend Micah, it takes about an hour to get to all 165 plants. I also try my best to water the plants in the shower because I like feeling like a rainforest!”

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    1. Sid says:

      Was there any news about the person who committed suicide at the 86th Street IRT station last week?

    2. Judy Harris says:

      Any news when Columbus Avenue will be repaved?

    3. Carol M says:

      If police were enforcing the ban on e-bikes this crime would not have occurred.

    4. Juan says:

      For all of those who like to complain that a quality education is only available to the rich, here you go. A helpful information session in the evening at a very convenient location (a block from the express stop at 96th). If you don’t like your zoned school (or if you know nothing about your zoned school and would like to learn more), here is the opportunity to do something about it.

      Thanks to the DOE for setting this up. I hope it is very well attended. And for all of my complaints about deBlasio, universal pre-k was a great idea and I hope everyone is also taking advantage of it. The earlier a child is focused on education, the better.

      • Bruce E. Bernstein says:

        outreach from the DOE is important and of course parents should attend if at all possible. But certainly you realize that single mothers and/or parents who work do jobs or evening shifts have a much harder time attending things like this than wealthier parents, parents with “nannies”, and so on.

        Juan said:

        “For all of those who like to complain that a quality education is only available to the rich… ”

        Actually, it was some of the richer parents on WSR who were putting down tje quality of public schools. There are many many excellent public schools and great teachers at almost all schools. the idea that there are only a few good schools is a myth.

    5. nycityny says:

      I’m glad I don’t need to ride the B and C trains. Doing so apparently makes people very grouchy.

    6. Mark Moore says:

      It’s easy to make a getaway on an ebike. Those things are pretty fast.