Good morning and happy Thursday. We wake up to misty sunshine and a chance of a rain shower this morning — but by mid-afternoon, those rays will have warmed us up to 58 degrees. We’re looking for a spectacular West Side sunset too. Send pictures…
New York City Council held a hearing yesterday about the handling of the BLM protests in the city in the summer of 2020 by NYPD’s Strategic Response Group (based on W42nd Street). NYPD didn’t show up. The Public Advocate said: “I think it is a shameful affront to this council and to the city as a whole,” while the police responded saying: “the court has issued a gag order directing confidentiality”. Read more…
Come celebrate our new neighborhood Pilates reformer studio while sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying some tasty bites. Meet some of our instructors, try a free Pilates demo, and book your first session. Friday March 10th 5-8pm at Manhattan Plaza Health Club.
We profile photographer Madhavan Parthasarthy in our West Side Story today. His pictures will be exhibited on Friday evening at Jaz Indian Cuisine on 9th Avenue. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
The balloon has burst… Party City is closing some of its New York stores. (amNY)
In the fight against theft, NYPD is advising business owners to ask customers to unmask. (Gothamist)
Ten years ago, he was filmed living in a tunnel under the West Side Highway. This video catches up with Carlos, the Mole Man.
(Erik K Swanson)
Angry commuters hit out over changes in the LIRR schedule. (CBS)
A day in the life of a New York bagel roller. (Anne Kadet)
Thanks to Ty (known as @mxmety on Instagram) for introducing us to Luis Lopez — King of the M12. “In the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, Luis finishing his last trip on a 2021 NovaBus LFS HEV #9666 on the M12. Go visit him the next time you go to Manhattan! Really nice and chill person,” said Ty. Luis also has his own Instagram account that you can follow for his daily account of life driving the West Side bus route at @ll08312014
Happy birthday to Lori Grabowski and Deborah Gaffaney.