Morning Bulletin: Election Info, Foliage Guide, Shelter Woes

Students from the Manhattan School of Music play in front of the 72nd Street subway station. Photo by Stephen Harmon.

October 14, 2019 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 72 degrees.

Concerts, readings and other local events are on our calendar.

A forum this week will offer voters more info about questions on this year’s ballot. Council Member Helen Rosenthal sent a notice about the event: “The New York City Charter is our city’s constitution. In this year’s general election on November 5th, New Yorkers will vote on five ballot questions that impact local elections, police accountability, the city budget, government ethics rules, and how land in the city is developed. Join us at John Jay College on Thursday, October 17th, from 6:30-8pm, to learn more. Location: 524 W. 59th St. Click here for more info.”

The Central Park Conservancy has released a “foliage guide” to help people find the best spots. Check it out and send your best shots to westsiderag at gmail!

A homeless shelter on 110th Street has had a serious heroin problem. “Parkview Inn resident Alice Cuesta, 52, was finally busted last month with 60 glassines of heroin after clumsily dropping them right in front of an NYPD sergeant inside the elevator at the West 110th Street shelter, prosecutors said court papers. Before her fateful fumble, Cuesta had held free rein at the shelter ‘for a long time,’ law-enforcement and DHS sources told The Post — adding that the situation is similar at shelters across the city.”

A murder-suicide on 104th Street may have been caused by a dispute between two brothers over money, police said. “The explosion of brotherly hate was possibly fueled by an argument over rent money and talk of evicting one of the brothers from their shared apartment in NYCHA’s Douglass Houses on W. 104th St., police sources said.”

The Post followed up on our story about a school nursing shortage, which is a growing citywide concern.

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    1. UWSHebrew says:

      I am tired of seeing the drug dealing in broad daylight at the corner of 104th and Columbus. Every day. The dealers are so comfortable there, they sit on chairs and just have their employees come up to them with wads of cash for glassines of drugs. NYPD, hello?

    2. Dresden says:

      I am grateful that the shelter was removed from our block after 5 years. It was hell.

    3. Sarah says:

      Oh, yeah, the defendant just “dropped” 60 bags of heroin right in front of a sergeant. Oopsie!

      (I don’t know whether she’s guilty or not, but…uh.)