The Upper West Side is an active place, and sometimes there are multiple crucial meetings held on the same night. That’s the case this Tuesday, when people will be discussing several important or intriguing ideas. Here are the three events, in no particular order.
6:30 p.m., Community Board 7 Transportation and Parks Meeting, at 250 West 87th Street
Two committees wil be discussing whether Central Park needs to add crosstown protected bike lanes to make sure cyclists don’t have to ride with vehicles. The issue has gained urgency since the death of Dr. Daniel Cammerman late last year on the park transverse road around 96th Street. The committees will also be discussing “excessive salting”, given the seemingly ridiculous amount of salt dumped on the neighborhood’s streets whenever snow is in the forecast. That can’t be good for the environment (or dog’s paws!). See the whole agenda here.
6:30 p.m., Free History Talk, at Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street
The Bloomingdale History Group is putting on a unique talk about a famous 19th century actress and the building constructed for her. “Caitlin Hawke, longtime Bloomingdale resident and Block Association blogger, presents the story of the St. Andoche, a building constructed [at 855 West End Avenue] for beloved Civil War actor Maggie Mitchell.” More here.
7:30 p.m., Hate Crime Forum, MS 54, 108th and Columbus
Hate crimes are rising, and this meeting will address the issue. “In addition to BP Brewer and and Council Member Levine members of the 20th and 24th precincts, Dr. Frank Pezzella who is a professor at John Jay College who specialized in the causes and prevention of hate crimes, Dr. Sanayi Canton, faith leaders including Rabbi Jeremy Kalmonofsky from Ansche Chesed and others.”