April 22, 2019 Weather: Sunny, then rainy, with a high of 66 degrees.
An art workshop inspired by Maya Angelou & Jean-Michel Basquiat, a visit by the police commissioner and many other local events are on our calendar.
It’s Earth Day! Attend a photo-filled conservation talk at the Society for Ethical Culture.
Teenagers on bicycles assaulted a 74-year-old man near the boat House in Riverside Park near 79th Street, the man told police. “The Manhattan resident was a victim of what police sources called ‘bike-outs’ – roving bands of teenage cyclists – with many of them looking for trouble….Sources tell CBS2 this year the NYPD is trying to get ahead of the problem by putting bike patrol officers in the parks. Metal barriers at park entrances, signs telling cyclists to dismount, and rumble strips are other ways police are trying to prevent reckless and menacing groups of riders from terrorizing New Yorkers.”
Rent-regulated tenants on 75th Street say they were threatened. “Simon Baron Development, a prominent New York landlord and developer, allegedly threatened a rent-regulated tenant at 166 West 75th Street in the Upper West Side, according to a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court last week. Claude and Violaine Galland, who occupy Units 1206 and 1208 in the 16-story property, known as the AMSTRDM, claim that they received a handwritten note with their rent statement that said: ‘If you love your children, leave the building.'” Simon Baron President Matthew Baron “sent a statement saying the claims ‘are patently false and we consider the lawsuit to be frivolous.'”
A homeless woman who lives at the new homeless shelter on 94th Street feels she is being demonized by some neighbors and the media. “For Campbell, the complaints felt deeply personal, insinuations about what kind of people live in homeless shelters. ‘They tried to paint us out to be monsters,’ she said, adding that the shelter opponents should ‘be more mindful…anything can happen. The economy can crash and you can be in my shoes.'”
The new Holy Schnitzel restaurant at 654 Amsterdam Avenue, on 92nd Street got a nice review in an Eater cheap eats column. “The kitchen has perfected the art of cooking breaded chicken cutlets so they become super crisp on the outside while remaining moist in the middle.”
The subway and bus fare just went up, to $127 for a monthly and $33 for a weekly. Express buses also went to $6.75.
Some Citi Bike riders are being injured on e-bikes. “Bill Somers, 59, broke his hip after tapping the front brake on a pedal-assist Citi Bike on the Upper West Side last month. The hip he broke was one he had replaced last fall. His doctor told him it will be a year before he’s pain-free.”