May 10, 2021 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 61 degrees.
A 30-year-old Upper West Side woman went from a corporate job to combing through the neighborhood’s trash for reusable items and becoming an environmental expert and activist, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “Usually armed with reusable bags and a pair of puncture-proof gardening gloves, Anna tries to salvage every item she can get her hands on. At home she sorts her finds, deciding what stays with her, what she gives to friends and family, and what she donates to charitable organizations. She simultaneously documents the process on TikTok and later on Instagram, coining the experience as “Trashwalks” and her figure as “The Trash Walker.”
There’s been another incident in Central Park involving calls to police and racial tension, wrote The Daily Beast. Last year, the case of Amy Cooper grabbed international headlines and led to a change in the law. In this case, a white woman cyclist refused to return a cellphone charger that had allegedly fallen from the bag of a black woman cyclist, until the latter “proved it was hers.” The white woman appeared to call the police and accuse the black woman of threatening her physically, although the police had no record of the call. “In a separate series of videos [the black woman] is heard attempting to file a police report. An officer tells them that the woman didn’t seem “mentally sane,” and “doesn’t seem like a good person,” but he didn’t think a crime had occurred.”
Real estate from the ridiculous to the sublime — you decide which is which. Two Upper West Side properties are on the market, both duplexes. One, a penthouse at 15 Central Park West (61st Street), is currently the most expensive offering in the city, with an asking price of $65 million, 5,900 square feet of living space, plus a 1,000 square-foot terrace, wrote Curbed. The other is a “tiny” studio with a sleeping loft, “carved wood moldings, stained-glass transoms, wood radiator covers and shutters, and exposed brick,” wrote 6sqft. Just steps from the Museum of Natural History, the asking price is $465,000. Which one could be your happy place?
And here’s another reminder that it’s important to make way for ducklings — particularly on Mother’s Day. Police officers brought ducklings that had wandered over to Lexington Avenue back to Central Park, with their mother in tow:
Officers from the @NYPD19Pct rescued a family of a dozen ducklings this morning that had wandered past Lexington Avenue. They put the ducklings in a carrier and mom heard 🔊 their peeps and followed them back to Central Park, by Conservatory Water! pic.twitter.com/MJmr7lK5Og
— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) May 9, 2021