January 13, 2020 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 47 degrees.
Concerts, readings and other local events are on our calendar!
The unseasonably warm temperatures over the weekend inspired cherry blossoms to…blossom! The Wall Street Journal took a stroll through Central Park. “Temperatures hit a record 69 degrees in Central Park on Saturday and made it to 67 degrees Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service…A spokesman for the Central Park Conservancy said the Weeping Higan Cherry, now blooming in the park and elsewhere in the city, has flowered during warm spells in winter before, and shouldn’t be harmed by doing so now.”
Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm will be back on HBO later this month, and he recently sat down with GQ to talk about his style. “‘Jerry said I dressed like an Upper West Side communist,’ David says, referring to the Jerry with whom he created Seinfeld, back in 1989.” Given that he’s a style icon now, “Upper West Side Communist” may be the hot look of 2020.
A gun scare caused people to panic on the D train around 103rd Street on Saturday, the Post reported. “As things escalated, he motioned as if he had a handgun, and pretended to point it at fellow passengers, according to sources and witnesses…Cops arrested the man inside the station, and confirmed that he was not armed, police sources said.”
And mulchfest was a success this past weekend:
We mulched 1,792 trees in Riverside Park on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing the total # mulched across the city! https://t.co/eFhEru2rAD
— Riverside Park Conservancy (@RiversideParkNY) January 13, 2020