Morning Bulletin: ‘Killer’ Husky, A Kidney Mitzvah, Pricey Generator Paid Off in Blackout

Sunrise photo by Ira Schwarz.

October 7, 2019 Weather: Some showers, with a high of 78 degrees.

A memoir reading by a Mexican-American standup comic and other local events are on our calendar.

Get a free flu shot today (Monday) at Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s office, 230 West 72nd Street, from 10 to 1 p.m.

Upper West Siders say a “killer Husky” has hurt other dogs in Central Park. “An Upper West Side husky is attacking other animals in Central Park — and has killed a Chihuahua and allegedly left a Dachshund in critical condition…Local dog owners claim that, despite their efforts to reason with the killer dog’s owner, Matthew Stock, the Siberian husky is still roaming the park off-leash and unmuzzled. (Stock disputes this, saying his dog is leashed.)… Stock said it’s ‘a smear campaign’ and that he is treated as the “villain of the Upper West Side… On Thursday, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent Stock a stipulation, seen by The Post, outlining both incidents and stating that Charlie’s “history of aggressive behavior … poses a risk to public safety.” Stock told The Post that he will “fully cooperate” with the order that Charlie complete a training program and wear a muzzle and leash in public at all times.”

A stranger donated a kidney to Upper West Sider Ewa Moscowitz. “Ewa Moscowitz, 40, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at 20, and the inherited condition, in which cysts grow on the kidneys and can cause the organ to fail, only worsened when she had her daughter, Sophia, now 3…Enter writer Elissa Wald, a former city resident who now lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband and two children.” Wald was inspired by a rabbi to help Moscowitz. So listen closely this Yom Kippur!

Is a $300,000 backup generator worth it? The board of one Central Park West co-op — 55 CPW at 66th Street — thought so. And this summer’s power outage convinced other neighbors it was worth it. “In the event of a power outage, the generator will come online automatically and power the elevators, all pumps, the boilers, the lights in the public spaces, air-conditioning in the lobby, plus one outlet in every floor so people can recharge their personal electronic devices. ‘The generator itself is a small part of the cost,’ says Rudd. ‘What was expensive was the actual installation, all the wiring the electrical connections.'”

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    1. Bill Williams says:

      If you live in the ghostbusters building you need to be prepared for anything!!!!

    2. Kill Or Be Killed? says:

      What are the legal limits that one can take in defending oneself and one’s pet against a dog with a demonstrated propensity to kill and injure other animals?

      Same question with regard to the pet’s owner.

      • Joey says:

        What are the legal limits that one can take in defending oneself and one’s pet against a dog with a demonstrated propensity to kill and injure other animals?

        One would imagine whatever is necessary to protect life and property. There are instances when police have had to put an animal down.

    3. BillyNYC says:

      I think every building should have a backup generator. And all new buildings should provide this for public safety and services.
      My brownstone apartment floor through has this that I had installed several years ago.

    4. Dresden says:

      Wrong, that Bailey, the owner of his murdered dog Belle, didn’t take any legal action against Stock. I know how hard it is, as I sued the female owner, after a Pit-mix mauled my 12-yr-old leashed Afghan (as she stood next to me, nose buried in the grass). We never saw him coming. He ran from behind us & grabbed, pinned, crushing her neck as she lay screaming, under him. 3 weeks intensive care, but she couldn’t last, and died before her time.

      Currently, ANOTHER PIT TRIED TO KILL ME last summer, jumping repeatedly at my throat as I kept screaming for help, for undetermined length of time. (I fought him off with my Razor skooter) but Police wouldn’t do anything. Parks Dept. wouldn’t do anything. My left hand is permanently painfully damaged.

      Why can’t I get help from the city to MUZZLE THAT Pit?

    5. Resident says:

      Is this a sponsored ad?

    6. JSN says:

      NY’s dog bite rule makes it difficult to go after a dog owner. The statute makes the owner or keeper of a previously adjudicated “dangerous dog” strictly liable only for the victim’s medical and veterinary costs. For other damages, New York requires a victim to prove that the dog had the dangerous tendency to bite people, and that the dog owner knew it.

    7. Courtney says:

      My dog was attacked by a shepherd a little over a week ago. He is FINE because I pulled the Shepherd by his hind legs off my dog (up like a wheelbarrow, then pulled the hind legs apart like a wishbone to unlock the jaw), and his owner not only said (in full view of everyone who was screaming and had witnessed it), “nothing happened!!!” he then continued to threaten 3 times to bring his snarling post-attacking dog closer to myself and my dog to “see if your dog is ok” (this was not said kindly, it was menacing).

      What I learned from this:

      Sadly, unlike a couple of years ago, we can NO LONGER file a vicious dog report with the local precinct. The State Department of Agriculture has also absolved themselves of any responsibility in maintaining files regarding attacking dogs. The ASPCA legal office never returned my phone call. The DOH only cares if the dog bit a human being. So in a nutshell:

      The only protections we have are “after the fact” once blood has been shed. It must be human blood. If a dog attacks your dog, it is a civil matter between owner and owner. And we all know how THAT goes as far as “justice.”

      I don’t blame the dog owner in the article for moving out of NY. I can’t wait to do so myself.