Morning Bulletin: Important Meeting Reminder, School Roof Garden Has Apple Trees, A Light Week for the Rag


Photo by Jordan Cooper between 96th and 97th. No filters or photoshop!

July 1, 2019 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 86 degrees.

Notices:
Concerts, readings and many other local events are on our calendar.

A Community Board 7 meeting to determine whether to install a protected bike lane on Central Park West that would involve removing 400 parking spaces is set for Tuesday at 6:30 at Goddard Riverside, 593 Columbus Avenue (88th Street). Read up on the issue here.

Aside from covering that meeting, the Rag will mostly be on vacation this week. We hope everyone has a relaxing week and we expect to be back at full strength next week!

News:
The principal of LaGuardia High School is leaving “after protests by students and teachers saying she didn’t prioritize the arts enough in her push for strong academics…Tension about how to balance arts and academics had simmered for years, even before Dr. Mars arrived in 2013, and grew more intense in recent months, said students and faculty.”

PS 84 on 92nd Street has a nifty new roof garden — with apple trees! “‘There was this huge space that was not being used and it was just an area that was underutilized,’ explained parent Sherri Sandfortsemon. ‘And, we said one day, ‘wouldn’t it be cool if we had a roof garden for all the kids.’ And 11 years later, here it is.'”

A NYCHA Wise Towers apartment flooded three times in one week. “Her daughters, ages 4 and 5, were at school. All of their toys, clothing and books were destroyed.”

Rent-controlled tenants on 105th Street have been without gas for months, and one tenant only has lights in one room. The landlord says they’ve been working to fix the gas problem, but just need Con Ed’s help now. Con Ed meanwhile blames the landlord.

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    1. EricaC says:

      Perhaps we could do a drive for the family that lost things in a flood – does anyone know whether that has already happened? Anyone interested? I could try to organize (though I have never done such a thing).

      • Leon says:

        Maybe buy them some books and toys at Book Culture and kill two birds with one stone?

      • Ll says:

        I absolutely love that idea. I absolutely would buy books for them.

        I know it is better to buy local, but maybe there could be an Amazon page for them, and they could send the books, toys, clothes to the family directly

    2. Wijmlet says:

      How to help this family?

    3. manhattan mark says:

      Jordan Cooper, your sunset photo is as good as many of your other photos. Keep that camera handy.

    4. manhattan mark says:

      jordan cooper….another great photo…keep up the good work,and keep your camera handy.

    5. Kris says:

      Thank you for providing a link to the Daily News article – I had no idea that the proprietors of Adel Wines are doing that to their poor rent-controlled tenants! I will never shop there again, they should be ashamed of themselves!

    6. Cato says:

      Enjoy your vacation! It’s well deserved.

    7. LEE APT says:

      I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THE TENANTS ON 105th st. WITHOUT GAS (AND THE ONE W/O ELECTRICITY.)
      I SUFFERED WITHOUT GAS (THE ONLY APT. IN MY BUILDING() FOR 72 DAYS THIS PAST WINTER – AND CON ED AND MY LANDLORD KEPT BLAMING EACH OTHER. WITH THE MONOPOLY OF CON ED – THERE IS NO WAY TO GET EXPEDITED SERVICE. SHAME ON THEM!