Morning Bulletin: The Grammar Guru, Bank Robbery Twist, Homeless Man Stabbed

Photo of the Grammar Guru by Kristi Thomas Boyce.

November 26, 2018 Weather: Rainy, with a high of 52 degrees.

A talk on the history of block associations and more local events are on our calendar.

A question from one reader to all readers: This reader liked to buy his Christmas trees at Lowe’s because he said they were a better value than the ones from the street sellers. With Lowe’s having closed, where is the best place to go now?

Ellen Jovin has been setting up a table with the sign “Grammar Guru” on it a few times a week, sometimes outside the 72nd Street and Broadway subway station. “Ms. Jovin is a new member of a city subway ecosystem known for its string-instrument musicians, break-dancers and religion preachers. About four times a week, she schleps a foldable table and a chair to locations such as a triangular sidewalk plaza outside a subway entrance off 72nd Street or inside the underground expanses of Grand Central Station or Times Square and sets up the Grammar Table. Its laminated sign reads: ‘Vent! Comma crisis? Semicolonphobia? Conjunctive adverb addiction! Ask a question! Any language!'”

A strange twist in the case of the alleged bank robber we wrote about last week. He’s been passing notes written on the back cover of a copy of the Wire.

A homeless man was stabbed during an altercation with two other men on the 2 train on Sunday around 10:30 p.m. It appears that the incident occurred at or near the 72nd Street station. “The homeless man suffered a puncture wound to his left arm and was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries that are not considered life-threatening, officials said.”

A pickup football game that’s become a Thanksgiving tradition in Central Park has lasted 74 years. It’s called the Swine Bowl. “The original players were teenagers who had been buddies in high school in New Rochelle and Mamaroneck. Back home for Thanksgiving as college freshmen, they got together again and decided to mock football. ‘We were geeks,’ Mr. Breslaw said. ‘They didn’t call us geeks back then, but that’s what we were.'”

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    1. bloomingdaler says:

      We’ve been buying our xmas trees at Whole Foods for several years now – – – great trees at decent prices. All of them 7 feet tall.

    2. dannyboy says:

      Indris Elba wannabe?

    3. LesleyB says:

      The flower vendor attached to the bodega at 83rd and Amsterdam has great prices on trees and they’re fairly nice quality. They’re also my go-to for flowers year-round.

    4. LesleyB says:

      The flower seller attached to the bodega at 83rd and Amsterdam has nice trees at great prices and they unwrap, trim and rewrap. They’re also my go-to for flowers year-round.