By Carol Tannenhauser
Monday, July 11, 2022
Generally clear, High 80 degrees
Our calendar has lots of local events! Click on the link or the lady in the upper righthand corner.
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Congressman Jerry Nadler is having an open house tonight, July 11th, at his new campaign office at 100 West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue. Jerry will be there from 5:30PM – 7PM. For details click here. (Thanks, Gretchen, for the tip.)
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Also tonight, July 11, and tomorrow, July 12, will be the second round of Manhattanhenge sunsets. Here are the dates and times and types of sunsets, according to the The Farmer’s Almanac:
- July 11, 2022: 8:20 pm (full sun)
- July 12, 2022: 8:21 pm (half sun)
“The best streets to capture the event are the larger cross streets that ensure the best views of the west-northwest horizon (toward New Jersey), including 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th,” according to The Almanac. [Astrophysicist] Neil DeGrasse Tyson notes, ‘The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building render 34th Street and 42nd Street especially striking vistas.’ Just don’t stand in the middle of the street when viewing or trying to capture a photo!”
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The Fresh Food For Seniors Program has started, marking its 10th year. “The program offers a bag of locally-grown fresh produce for $10 (a $15+ value) throughout the growing season,” Councilmember Gale Brewer explains. “It’s pay-as-you go, not a subscription, so it’s a great value with no need for a commitment—just a little advance planning. Produce is ordered by GrowNYC at wholesale prices from farmers in New York and New Jersey. For more details about how to order and pick up your food, click here.
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Community Board 7’s Senior Task Force is presenting a virtual housing-education series for older adults: Housing 101: Tips for Obtaining, Maintaining, and Thriving in Affordable Housing. The dates and times are Wednesday, July 13, 20, and 27, 2:00 PM ETD. For more information and to register for the series, click here.
“Susan Becher, the renowned design industry publicist who passed away on June 3, was celebrated by scores of friends and family at a memorial service on June 12 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, where loved ones paid tribute to Becher’s incredible life, career and legacy. ‘Someone once told my mom she could give PR a good name,’ her son David Gilbert joked at the service. And that she did,'” wrote businessofhome.com. “Becher lived on the Upper West Side for most of her life and founded her eponymous firm in 1982 with art supply retailer Sam Flax as her first client.”
“Emmy-nominated comic actor Larry Storch, best known for his role on the 1960s TV series ‘F Troop,’ died in his sleep early Saturday morning,” according to mynewsla.com. He was 99. “‘My mother ran a rooming house on West 77th Street in the 1920s,’” Mr. Storch told the Wall Street Journal in 2012, The Washington Post reported. “’Many of the tenants were immigrants and the communal telephone was right outside our apartment. I listened to those accents for hours through our door.’”
“An Upper West Side man convicted of the 2009 murder of his wealthy, estranged wife in her bathtub found a long-silent advocate for his innocence: The couple’s daughter,” the Daily News reported. “Anna Covlin, now 21, discovered her mom’s lifeless body and never said a word publicly about her father’s 2019 conviction for killing his spouse, Shele Danishefsky…[Anna] doesn’t believe he slipped into Danishefsky’s W. 68th St. apartment the night of the killing. In the letter [to District Attorney Alvin Bragg], she recalled calling her father for help after finding Danishefsky, providing her most detailed account yet of the horrific night.”
Finally, Restaurant Week starts next Monday, July 18. “This summer, NYC Restaurant Week returns for 30 days to commemorate its 30th anniversary,” wrote nycgo.com. “You’ll find prix-fixe menus at hundreds of the City’s best restaurants in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.” To browse restaurants by location and cuisine, and to make a reservation, click here.
Have a great week!