By Carol Tannenhauser
Monday, August 15, 2022
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun, high 80 degrees.
Our calendar has lots of local events! Click on the link or the lady in the upper righthand corner.
Country music legend Willie Nelson turned 89 years old this April. What did he do for his birthday? Released a new album (A Beautiful Time) and planned his Outlaw Music Fest tour, which will bring him to Central Park’s SummerStage on Tuesday, September 20, from 6 pm – 10 pm. This is not a free concert like other SummerStage performances; tickets range from $75 to $100. Willie will be with his family, and Charley Crockett will open. Tickets are on sale now at the City Parks Foundation SummerStage website.
Here’s a clip from Willie’s 89th birthday celebration.
The West Side Hawks gave us something to root for this summer. The 13- and 14-year-old Little Leaguers, from all corners of the Upper West Side, won the New York Juniors State Championship, sending them to the Eastern Regionals, on their way to the Little League World Series. The Hawks started off strong, dominating Delaware and Connecticut, but fell to Massachusetts and New Jersey, ending their season on Friday. “Heartbreaking defeats, but nonetheless, we are so proud of how far our team went,” said Debbie Kling, president of West Side Little League. “There are 241 Little Leagues in the Eastern Region and we were one of 11 to make it,” Hawk’s Manager Jim Glasgow said. “Our goal for next year is the Seniors League Eastern Regional Championship!” Go Hawks!
The homeless man who sucker punched actor Rick Moranis in October 2020 has pleaded guilty and is likely to go to jail for two years, according to the New York Post. The lengthy sentence reflects a series of other assaults committed by Marquis Venture, 37, including an attack on a liquor-store owner in Soho, the same day he slugged Moranis without provocation. “Ventura, who has been diagnosed as…paranoid schizophrenic, according to his lawyer, [is] set to be sentenced on August 23,” the Post reported.
The New York Times endorsed Rep. Jerry Nadler for the newly created New York Congressional District 12 Democratic primary race. The primary is August 23 — read our profile of the Republican who will face the winner. We also profiled Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, and Suraj Patel, the Democratic candidates. (Click the links to read.)
Finally, The Times ran a review of “The Latecomer,” the new novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, an Upper West Sider, who “takes on complicated family dynamics, infidelity, race, class, religion, guilt, art and real estate….The result is a sparkling novel that is in essence satirical and wise, in style old and new.” Read the Rag’s interview with Korelitz here.
Enjoy the week!
Time to vote Nadler Out. He has done nothing for the upper westside.
You need to take a Civics course to understand the responsibilities of a Congressional representative.
Jerry is not responsible for fixing potholes in the road or crime in the streets. Exactly what do you think is « nothing »?
What happened to the line in the sand – SALT TAX
He is only good at gluttony and boasting no civics class needed
Didn’t NYT endorse Alvin Bragg?
Way to go Hawks! We are all very proud of your accomplishments!
Nadler does nothing. Zero. It’s baffling how he keeps getting re-elected.
Tell us more. What hasn’t he done to your expectations?
I’m not president of Nadler’s fan club but I think he is generally the least bad option out there, so I will vote for him.
The Times surprisingly endorsed Dan Goldman, who is a pretty moderate candidate in the southern Manhattan/Brooklyn district with a huge number of candidates. And they endorsed Sean Maloney over Biaggi. The Times usually goes pretty progressive so I was very happy to see this.
Requesting again that WSR give us some more info on the state senate races? People are starting to vote and really need to be informed – unlikely Nadler vs. Maloney where there isn’t a huge difference, in some of these races there is a big difference.
RE the state senate primary.
Maria Danzilo is a moderate, common sense candidate who knows the UWS and our issues well. She only lost the city council to Gale Brewer due to name recognition.
Brad Holyman, the incumbent, is chair of the state senate judiciary committee. As in, those who brought us bail reform and systemic recitivism.
If you are fed up with crime, vote Danzilo.
It is good that the man who punched Rick Moranis is actually going to be punished.
Hopefully this is the kiss of death Nadler so richly deserves.
The NYT endorsement of Jerry Nadler, which offers up several examples of him voting for what he felt was right despite what pressure it might bring, makes a compelling case for why his experience and strength of character are all the more needed at this precarious time.
On the other hand, Mr Patel cropped out a partial sentence from this article and created a Facebook post that made it appear that he was actually the recipient of the paper’s endorsement. Throughout Patel’s campaign, the building impression is one of immaturity, confidence beyond his skill set, and untrustworthiness. For the record, the part of the sentence which he omitted: “…but he does not have the experience of his opponents, nor does he have a substantial record of public service beyond campaigning for office.”
Nadler’s also been endorsed by Senators Warren from the left and Schumer from the center, a clear indication of his consensus appeal among people in the know.
Here’s an UWS resident who is happy with Nadler. I feel like I have somebody in Congress who truly represents me as a voter and who works around-the-clock to do so.
On a positive note, the photograph by Karen Keating is captivating. Awesome.
Nadler is winding down on the cognitive scale. Vote Maloney.
So, will Ventura be treated for his affliction while incarcerated for 2 years and then continue to be treated after release, or will he just be held in caged storage and then released to return to his violent behavior?