May 13, 2019 Weather: Rainy, with a high of 50 degrees.
Concerts, readings and many other local events are on our calendar.
The “flower flash” above was done by Lewis Miller Designs in Central Park. The flower shop has struck before in the neighborhood.
Joanna Nieh, a 17-year-old with spina bifida, has excelled on the tennis courts at Riverside Park. “Joanna started playing tennis 11 years ago. Through practice six days a week, she’s become an ace, playing in tournaments, most recently in France. She’s now ranked number three in the world among girls in wheelchairs. She also competes for her high school’s varsity tennis team, usually against players who are not disabled.”
Gale Brewer nearly lost her UWS home due to a foreclosure case. “A lack of money was not to blame, said the Democrat, who made $179,200 last year. Instead, the drama started with Brewer’s well-known stubbornness. ‘I wanted to pay my own taxes and they wouldn’t let me,’ she said, referring to Ocwen, the Miami-based company that handled billing on the couple’s mortgage.”
The city is vaccinating some raccoons in northern Manhattan parks after some raccoons were found to have rabies.