Lydia at the 97th Street Greenmarket. Photo by @sunflowersinnyc.
July 22, 2019 Weather: Stormy, with a high of 80 degrees.
Concerts, readings and many other local events are on our calendar.
More stats confirm what we’ve been reporting for years: rats run rampant on the Upper West Side. In fact, one in five complaints about rats in New York City is made on the Upper West Side, according to the data site openthebooks.com. Neighbors say that the Sanitation Department’s decision to remove wastebaskets from the neighborhood has added to the problem, though the Sanitation Department has said that its strategy tends to a lead to a decrease in trash. The Post says there have been 110 wastebaskets removed from the neighborhood in the past year.
The Museum of Natural History is asking visitors: is the Teddy Roosevelt statue on the CPW side offensive? And if so, what should be done about it? “With the president seated high astride a horse, flanked by a Native American man and an African man standing below, people who look at the statue often see a legacy of colonialism and a visually explicit racial hierarchy.”
Citi Bike is expanding to several new neighborhoods, including everywhere in Manhattan that didn’t already have it. Explore more of the city on a bike!
A report found that a city policy of allowing locals to get priority for affordable housing has added to segregation. “The findings by Andrew A. Beveridge, a sociology professor at Queens College, presented a far different picture than the one offered by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has touted his record on housing as he runs for president.”