Morning Bulletin: Accused Priest Steps Down, Mansion for Sale, ‘This Old House’ Takes Over Brownstone

“Ah, to be little with a scooter, a helmet and long, wide road in front of you in Central Park.” Photo by Stephen Harmon.

July 8, 2019 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 80 degrees.

Free “pilates in the park” and many other local events are on our calendar.

School’s out but free summer meals are still available for kids for kids 18 and under. Get more info here.

A priest accused of sexual abuse has stepped down. “Eight accusers have claimed they are victims of Monsignor John Paddack, who on Tuesday told parishioners at the Church of Notre Dame on W. 114th St. that he will be resigning his post there….“’Msgr. Paddack has written to his parishioners to tell them that, although he denies the allegations against him, for the good of the parish and the people, he has decided to step aside while the investigation into the allegation proceeds,’ Archdiocese spokesman Joe Zwilling told the Daily News.”

Anyone in the market for an intact Renaissance Revival mansion? You’re in luck! One that was built in 1898 is on the market. “Also known as the Carroll Mansion, this five-story, nine-bedroom limestone townhouse at 86 Riverside Drive just listed with a price to match it’s potential: $8 million.”

An Upper West Side brownstone was used for a 40th anniversary episode of This Old House. “To celebrate the longevity of “This Old House,” PBS recently turned an Upper West Side brownstone into a temporary set for an anniversary special that will air next month and that brings Mr. Vila together for the first time with his successors, Kevin O’Connor, the show’s current host, and Steve Thomas, the host from 1989 to 2003, for a round-table discussion. The show will also include interviews with past homeowners and footage from some of the episodes.” Anyone know which brownstone?

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer tells us the Frederick Douglass Senior Center has been saved for the next year after an infusion of city funds following advocacy by her office and others. “It was restored for one year at $263,589 Run by WSFSS West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing—the contract is only for one year,” her press secretary tells us.

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    1. Scott says:

      Is it the Davis mansion on 105th? I don’t know what’s going on there but work isn’t one of the them. Plywood covers the windows. A year or 2 ago it was a beehive of activity.

    2. Hi-“This Old House” seems to be the Milbank Mansion at 24 W. 71st Street. Landmark West! held a tour there when it was on the market, and that wallpaper and woodwork looks really familiar. A wonderful historic building!

    3. Gina says:

      The Vatican has destroyed the Catholic
      Churches, with the corruption and the abuse
      for decades, it starts at the top.
      It’s not just in the Catholic Churches, it’s
      happening in many other houses of worship
      eventually all will be exposed. For the sake
      of the children people must continue to come

    4. ronald shapley says:

      What goes on at Frederick Douglass Senior Center ??

    5. Glen says:

      That is not the only Catholic priest in the area being removed for sexual impropriety. Fr. Duffel at Blessed Sacrament Church on W71st Street was removed over the weekend also.

    6. stuart says:

      The Saturday Afternoon movie at the St Agnes library was mistakenly posted under the Friday listings on your calendar.