By Carol Tannenhauser
Monday, January 23, 2023
A mix of rain and snow. High 40 degrees.
Our calendar has lots of local events! Click on the link or the lady in the upper righthand corner to look.
Here are some of the nearly 100 captions submitted by readers for last week’s amazing raccoon photograph (above), taken by Allan Ripp:
Help! I can’t hold this up much longer…Help! I’ve risen and I can’t get down…She said swallowing those magnets wouldn’t do anything!…I may have taken one too many gummies…I was told there was going to be garbage! Nobody said anything about all these rats…Not having exact change, Rocky devised an alternate means of catching the M10…We building inspectors take our job seriously…Never should have followed that advice I found in Gideon’s bible…Racked Coon…I. HATE. SUPERGLUE….I’m not leaving until Artie’s re-opens !!!!
And here’s a link to the greatest raccoon song ever written.
The Community Board 7 joint Parks and Transportation Committees meeting is being held on Zoom tonight, Monday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. It will cover concerns related to the operation of the new Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History, scheduled to open on February 17. Click here to register. (Thanks to the UWS Coalition for the tip.)
Last week, we ran a story about the dangers of gas stoves. The New York Times confirmed “[m]ounting evidence of the potential health risks of gas stoves, including a link to childhood asthma.” But the Times also quoted a Harvard expert who said, “No one should freak out about this news.” Click here for a few simple tips to mitigate the potential health risks of gas stoves.
Spoiler Alert! Someone new and exciting is joining the cast of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, the mystery-comedy series set on the Upper West Side, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, according to the Daily News. Don’t click here if you want to be surprised!
Should the NYPD release graphic videos of crimes being committed to the media and, thus, to the public? Top cops are debating the issue, the Daily News reported. Some say the violence is “sensationalism,” adding to the perception of the dangerousness of New York City, deterring visitors, and even traumatizing viewers. Others argue the violence gets more clicks and visibility.
Two pieces of real estate are for sale on W. 73rd Street. Between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue is a townhouse offering “opulence in this world — and a longtime relationship with the otherworldly.” The American Society for Psychical Research is selling its headquarters for $15 million, the New York Post reported. Check out the interior photographs! Also check out the studio on 73rd and West End Avenue, featured in Curbed, once a room in the mansion of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant. “The main living area is about 350 grand square feet; the walls are striped with embedded columns and topped with crown moldings, not to mention the functional marble fountain as large as an armchair.” Price: $400,000.
Have a great week, and don’t forget to look up!