January 11, 2021 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 37 degrees.
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There’s a virtual “Meet the Middle Schools ” event on Wednesday January 13, 2021 starting at 5 for 5th grade families. Sign up here.
The New-York Historical Society has acquired the archives of Robert A. Caro, the renowned biographer of Robert Moses and Lyndon Baines Johnson, and a lifelong Upper West Sider. “Wow,” said the curator, Debra Schmidt Bach, which is pretty much all one can say upon entering the writing sanctuary of [Caro],” The New York Times reported. “Her mission now was to begin imagining a permanent Caro exhibition, planned for September in the historical society’s building at 77th Street and Central Park West.”
A 16-year-old student at LaGuardia High School, on Amsterdam Avenue and West 65th Street, has accused a teacher of harassing her. “‘Every time I walked into that classroom I just felt ashamed of myself and my religion and my identity,’” Duha Elkhouli said, according to abc7NY. “Elkhouli, who is Muslim, says it started after a teacher in 2019 allegedly called her a terrorist, in front of the entire class.”
Many residents of the neighborhood are familiar with “the sisters,” two women who have long been experiencing unsheltered homelessness on the Upper West Side. Now, the New York Post tells their story. “The sisters have been in New York for nearly 15 years now. They took a long, winding road to being homeless on the streets of Manhattan, a journey that begins, like so many of the city’s 60,000 vagrants, with mental illness.”
A man took his departed mother on a tour of their old haunts, ending up in her empty apartment on the Upper West Side,” according to a Metropolitan Diary entry in The New York Times. “I stepped out of an East Side funeral home into the bright June sunshine. I examined the white plastic bucket containing my mother’s ashes, and then I raised my arm to hail a cab.”