December 2, 2019 Weather: Snow and rain, with a high of 41 degrees.
Book readings, concerts and other local events are on our calendar!
Winter’s Eve — a festival with music, shows and food — takes place on Monday in Lincoln Square (rain or shine!).
One block on 108th Street will be closed for the month, the 24th precinct says. “Please be advised that West 108th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue will be closed due to construction at 145 West 108th Street. Dates: Monday December 2nd to Tuesday December 31st. Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, and 8am-4pm on Sat.”
The former leader of MS 54 passed away. “It is with great sadness that we share the news that Mr. Jules Linden, former principal of Booker T. passed away this past week. So much of what makes Booker T. special was due to him and his work at instilling a caring culture on 107th St.”
Author Malachy McCourt is suing The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation & Healing Center on 87th and Riverside Drive. “‘He went in to regain strength after a short hospital stay and he came out in worse condition with a stage 4 bedsore,’ said McCourt’s attorney, Dennis Kelly, who is suing Riverside in Manhattan Supreme Court for negligence and ‘deliberate indifference.’ Riverside did not return messages.”
It’s local Congressman Jerry Nadler’s big moment, as the impeachment inquiry moves to the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs. “The Judiciary Committee will interview legal experts so Democrats have a constitutional basis on which to draft articles of impeachment that would eventually be sent to the full House for a vote…Nadler is giving the White House a chance to participate in the hearings. So far, there’s no official decision on whether the president would take him up on his offer.”
Hundreds of volunteers served Thanksgiving dinner at the Goddard Riverside Community Center. “Organizers say the meal has been an Upper West Side tradition for more than 30 years.”
Tony Bennett has painted Central Park more than 800 times, often while hanging out in the park in his tracksuit. “If you’re lucky, you’ll catch [Tony] sitting on those green benches in the park in his tracksuit, not singing, but painting.”
And there was a scary moment for a police officer and a police horse:
Good News! #NYPD Mounted horse Otis & PO Kalaj are uninjured after both were struck yesterday by a distracted driver in the vicinity of Central Park. As a precaution Otis received a veterinarian exam including X-rays & will remain inside for 5 days to ensure he is healthy. pic.twitter.com/WOZncjzNIE
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) November 22, 2019