Monday Bulletin: Restaurant Week Reservations, Homicide Update, Widespread Parking Meter Glitch

At Cafe Fiorello.

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.

NEWS | 3 comments | permalink
    1. Craig Slosberg says:

      “Confirm the wedding date” that rules out most married men…
      That’s why it was inscribed inside the ring by his wife, so he wouldn’t forget it.

    2. Jill says:

      NYC’s poor, used-up Carriage Horses are being sold as meat to foreign slaughterhouses??!!? What about the ones who’ve been hit by vehicles…are they sold off to overseas slaughterhouses, too?? This is APPALLING. I might mention that years ago I found one “retired” NYC Carriage Horse up at a terrible NY “animal sanctuary”, standing in over a foot of mud, outdoors in winter, covered in mud and filth, severely underweight, with sores and no food or water in sight…whilst the then “sanctuary” owner was raking in mega Donations for “all the retired NYC Carriage Horses’ care”. (She had only one barely alive horse). —Yes, I filmed it & reported it. —. We need to retire ALL our NYC Carriage Horses to REPUTABLE, well known sanctuaries, NOT ship them off (very cruelly, on extended voyages without food or water, packed like sardines in shipping containers to eventually face a bolt gun to the brain, if they survive the journey) to foreign slaughterhouses! This is just dreadful. My blood is boiling. Why can’t NYC make arrangements with a quality animal sanctuary like Cleveland Amory’s Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, TX??