Morning Bulletin: Downplaying the Trump Name, Screaming into the 1 Train

Outside Mel’s Burger Bar at 110th and Broadway. Photo by Sally Koslow.

September 9, 2019 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 76 degrees.

Concerts, films and many other local events are on our calendar.

The controversial building at 50 West 66th Street, which will be the tallest on the UWS if it’s built as planned, will face another crucial hearing on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Board of Standards and Appeals.

A professional photographer will be taking pictures of seniors at DOROT next month, and sending them free headshots.  Registration is required by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Space is limited, please register early. Pre-Register on-line at: or by calling to register at 917-441-3745 or email

Jean-Luc Kieffer, chef-proprietaire of PicNic Market [B’way and 102], died earlier this year in his native Alsace, He was 56. PicNic closed in 2014. Thanks to Neal for letting us know: “His choucroute was formidable, and his steak-frites was the essence of French comfort food. PicNic was a wonderful West Sider, casual, friendly and regularly featured live musical accompaniment.”

The Trump name has been taken off of several local residential buildings, at the request of tenants. Now apparently it could even come off of the residential portion of the Trump International Hotel at 60th and Central Park West. “The compromise plan from Donald Jr. would most likely remove the block-lettered “Trump International Hotel and Tower” sign above the building’s shiny entrance and replace it with signage that draws a clear distinction between the hotel and the tower, the people with knowledge of the plan said. That would involve elevating the presence of the One Central Park West address, which currently appears in much smaller lettering than the Trump name elsewhere on the property.”

Rutgers Church on 73rd Street has brought together a diverse congregation, many of whom do not believe in God. “Houses of worship — including Christian churches from a range of denominations, as well as synagogues — have positioned themselves as potent forces on progressive issues, promoting activism on social justice causes and inviting in the L.G.B.T.Q. community. But religious scholars said that Rutgers was reaching a new frontier where its social agenda in some ways overshadowed its religious one.”

A novel called Akin by Emma Donoghue about an Upper West Side widower is on the Post’s list of hot fall novels.

Screaming into the 1 train can be helpful, says a writer at Columbia University blog, Bwog. “Shouting into the wind generated by the giant metal box barreling down rat-infested tracks at 160.934 kilometers per hour is cathartic.”

And check out this snapping turtle in Central Park:

NEWS | 12 comments | permalink
    1. Steven says:

      Does that blog writer actually believe that the subway travels at 100 miles per hour? If only.

    2. NY10023 says:

      let’s all handfeed the wildlife in central park what a good idea that is

      • Steen says:

        My thoughts exactly, NY10023. Snapping turtles can bite off fingers. Who on earth thinks it’s a good idea to encourage them to crawl after people. Sheesh.

    3. Sherman says:

      It’s pathetic that a house of worship allows itself to be exploited solely as a platform for people to promote their “progressive” politics and “social activism”.

    4. nycjay says:

      $71,199 / 7 = 10,171.2857142857. Not 10,599.8571.

      Maybe I’m doing the math wrong, I didn’t go to Columbia.

    5. MB/UWSer says:

      The snapper is old, please respect him and his environment.

      Let him enjoy his old age.