August 9, 2021 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 79 degrees.
Our calendar has lots of local events!
“Mayor de Blasio’s bid to move homeless people out of pandemic hotel rooms on the Upper West Side has become a fiasco, with dozens of adults being transferred to a new hotel with no refrigerators or a working elevator, residents and advocates said Monday,” according to the Daily News. They were referring to former residents of the Hotel Belleclaire, on 77th and Broadway. “Supporters of the city’s homeless told the Daily News the process of moving that group of vulnerable people from the Upper West Side hotels was being rushed to appease Manhattan’s squeakiest wheels in the well-heeled neighborhood.”
“A falling tree branch in Central Park injured two tourists on Thursday,” the New York Post reported. “The 57-year-old woman and 62-year-old man from Amarillo, Texas were sitting on a bench in the Great Lawn Playground just after 5 p.m., when the branch snapped and struck them, police said. Both people were taken to NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell University Hospital with minor injuries they were expected to recover from, according to cops.”
The story about the most expensive townhouse currently for sale on the UWS, in 6sqft features wonderful photographs of “the six-bedroom home at 32 West 76th Street…with 11,300 interior square feet (there are 21 rooms!) and an additional 2,600 square feet of outdoor space spread across two terraces, a backyard, and a full roof deck with an outdoor kitchen and views of the San Remo. In the basement, there’s a double-height basketball court, a temperature-controlled wine storage room, and a fitness center.” The price has been dropped from $35 million to $27.5 million. A bargain.