July 6, 2020 Weather: Some rain expected, with a high of 92 degrees.
Our calendar is full of events you can enjoy from home.
A reader found a gold bracelet a couple weeks ago in Riverside Park in the high 70s/low 80s. If it’s yours let us know and we’ll put you in touch.
New York City public school families can opt for full-time remote learning for their children in the fall, with no medical requirements, Mayor de Blasio said, at a press conference on Thursday. “Allowing a full-time remote option is welcome news for families who are nervous about sending students back to buildings…” Chalkbeat observed. “But it could also exacerbate inequalities already rampant in the public school system, with more affluent families hiring tutors or otherwise supplementing schoolwork for children remaining home.” The NYC reopening proposal is due in a few weeks and must be approved by the state. Governor Cuomo has not committed to opening the schools at all.
Police have arrested the man suspected of slashing a two-year-old boy above his eye during a bizarre interaction on 110th Street and Morningside Drive on Wednesday. “(The man) seemed friendly when he approached the boy and his 46-year-old babysitter, and acted as if he wanted to play with the child,” the Daily News reported. “But when the babysitter turned away, (he) slashed the tot just above his right eye and ran off.”
Home renovations have always taken a long time, but wait until you undertake them during a pandemic. “Full speed ahead” doesn’t mean what it used to, a contractor told The New York Times, and true to form, the Upper West Side has its share of regulations and roadblocks. “A Covid-19 rider to the standard alteration agreement issued by an Upper West Side co-op has two dozen provisions, among them, an addendum that allows for modification of the project schedule ‘taking into consideration that other occupants are working and/or schooling from home.’” Contractors must notify the building when they leave, so elevators can be cleaned.
Summer day camps are in limbo as there have been delays in city approvals, The City news site reported last week. “Some 228 day camp applications are pending before the city’s Health Department, the agency charged with making sure they are safe and up to code. Another 145 applications have already been approved, according to city records…Staffers at the agency use the application to make sure the proposed locations meet all health code requirements, including a safe and well-maintained facility. The review also ensures there’s an appropriate staff-to-child ratio and proper plans in place in case of an emergency.”