Monday Bulletin: Cherry Blossoms Bloom Early, UWS Communist Style, Train Scare


Cherry blossoms in Central Park. Photo by Mark Maas.

January 13, 2020 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 47 degrees.

Notices:
Concerts, readings and other local events are on our calendar!

News:
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:

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    1. BlingBling says:

      “Mulch.”
      One of those amazing words to say.

      Mulch.
      Sounds Yiddish, but ain’t. 🙂

      • saradesel says:

        I always thought that “spatula” should have been Yiddish, too.

        • katherine says:

          My grandmother immigrated to NY from Eastern Europe as a child in the early 1900s. She once told me a funny story that she was in school and wanted to use the word “spatula,” but held back because she thought it was a Yiddish word (her first language).

    2. Barbara says:

      How does an upper west sider dress, when he/she dresses communist style?!

    3. Margaret R Ryan says:

      My husband thought aggravation was a Yiddish word, until I (his Irish Catholic wife) informed him otherwise.

      • UWS_lifer says:

        Yes, this is true.

        Aggravation, the word, is NOT Yiddish but the concept was invented thousands of years ago by Jewish mothers.:)

        This is just a joke…something else Jews are really famous for being good at.

    4. Mother nature says:

      Also the “snow drop are up and the daffodils are now a foot off the ground… suggested area: The path entering 81st St. and Central Park West

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