Photo by Melanie Einzig.
May 6, 2019 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 68 degrees.
Concerts, readings and many other local events are on our calendar.
The Times had a very fun story about a wedding planned for this month at the West Side Community Garden on 89th Street. “So Ms. Eng suggested that everyone at the wedding wear earbuds to privately listen in unison to the music — including “Pachelbel’s Canon” and a duet version of “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong and Barry Manilow — so the normal garden activity can go on undisturbed.” (story at bottom of newsletter)
Helena Weinrauch, a local Holocaust survivor, has a blue sweater — knitted by another survivor — that has “gone viral” on the Internet. ” The sweater — which [friend Gail] Dubov described to “Good Morning America” as “gorgeous,” was knitted for Helena by Ann Rothman, a young woman and Auschwitz survivor who she met in the Sigtuna hospital in Sweden, where she spent time recovering…According to Dubov, upon giving Helena the sweater, Ann said, ‘We have no family, we have no home, we have no money but we can celebrate Passover and honor our families.'”
A judge has signed off on a homeless shelter for Billionaire’s Row just below Central Park.
After Sesame Street is certified as being on the UWS, Queens residents claim that “Sesame Street is clearly in Queens.” “In a literal sense, the show really is in Queens: Sesame Street has filmed at Queens’ Kaufman Astoria Studios since the 1990s.”
There were shots fired near 100th and Columbus on Friday night. West Side Rag writer Carol Tannenhauser has the report: According to an NYPD spokeswoman, a 911 call was received at 7:15 pm on May 3rd, Friday, from 792 Columbus Avenue, stating that shots were fired “in the street.” Three vehicles were hit. The windshield of one was shattered; the two others were shot in their “side doors or rear panels.” Police are looking for three suspects, who “seemed to be aiming at the vehicles.” No one was injured, and the investigation is ongoing.