January 6, 2020 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 46 degrees.
Concerts, readings and other local events are on our calendar!
Still holding on to the Christmas Tree? When you throw it out, remember to put it at the curb (with lights etc. taken off) between Jan. 6 and Jan. 17.
Reservations for Winter Restaurant Week open on January 8, with the event itself starting Jan. 21. Here are the Upper West Side restaurants participating.
Steven Gadsden, who was shot on West 107th Street last week, was remembered fondly by neighbors on 114th Street. “Meanwhile, neighbors of Steven, who say that he had been staying with his mother at an apartment on West 114th Street, were stunned by the incident. ‘He was a great guy. Very friendly,” one neighbor told the Post. ‘Every time I see him he had a smile. Right now I’m trying to deal with this. I’m still in shock. I’m still in disbelief. He was such a good guy. Everybody right now is still in shock.'” His nephew Cardell Gadsden was charged with the murder.
Many parking meters, including on the UWS, won’t let people pay by credit cards because of a Y2K-like glitch. But the city is planning to fine people regardless, the Times reports. “Still, parking agents could be seen writing tickets for parking violations, and officials with the city’s Department of Finance said tickets incurred during the glitch would have to be paid.”
Advocates want the City Council to create a retirement policy for Central Park carriage horses, according to the Daily News. “Councilman Justin Brannan (D-Brooklyn) applauded NYCLASS’ newest effort. ‘We need an official retirement policy for carriage horses in New York City. Right now, many retired horses end up being sold as meat to foreign slaughterhouses,’ he said in a statement. ‘Until an official retirement policy for carriage horses is made law and third-party slaughter of horses is banned, the future for our city’s retired horses will be very grim.'”
Anyone missing a wedding ring? Check with the UWS Mommas group on Facebook.