September 23, 2019 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 90 degrees.
Readings, concerts and other local events are on our calendar.
Corine Pettey was a teacher and activist who fought for tenant rights and environmental protections for 30 years, retiring in 2004. “Corine Pettey was a long-time political activist during the 1960s and ’70s and then again after she retired from the NYC Board of Education in 2004 after a 30-year career as a teacher and elementary school principal. In the 1960s, she joined the Riverside Democrats to work on national and local issues like enforcing housing statutes and helping tenants from being evicted during co-op conversions. She advocated for the co-op conversion law which today prevents renters from being evicted by landlords converting their rental buildings to co-ops.”
Leaks plague the Douglass Houses building at 826 Columbus Avenue (101st Street), and even impact a childcare facility in the building. ““This leak has been here ever since I have been here for years. Housing doesn’t do anything about the leaks,” complained Zeny Malik, who lives at the Douglass Houses. “They fix certain things and will patch it up for a while.”
A Fordham student describes the unique challenge of shopping on the Upper West Side, visiting several grocery stores over a few hours on a weekday. She calls her column “Eat, Pray, Cry”. “I hustle to Morton Williams, looking to keep my shopping experience short and sweet. Once inside, I am greeted by a blast of cool wind and a hot bar perpetually down to its final scoop of crusty mashed potatoes. Within moments, my guard is up…Although its distance is daunting, the siren call of Trader Joe’s affordable products leaves me with no choice but to make the trek up to 72nd Street. As I approach the store, I can see the checkout line spilling out the front doors.”
Bob Dylan will have a Beacon Theater residency this year. “Bob Dylan has announced an intimate 10-show run at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on November 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, and 30 & December 2, 3, 5 and 6.”