Double parking violence; Franken versus Gillibrand; Post-pandemic architecture


Posted on November 8, 2021 at 9:57 am by Carol Tannenhauser

All smiles after the Marathon. Photo by Jeff French Segall.

November 8, 2021 Weather: Sunny, with a maximum of 62 degrees.

Opinion :
Our calendar has lots of local events!

Apparent conflict over double parking led to hit-and-run on West 89th Street on Friday, ABC7ny reported. “The driver started driving in a white 2015 Nissan sedan, but then turned around, jumped over the curb and headed straight for the victim, who was standing next to his scooter – helmet on – on the curb.”

Bomb alerts at Colombia and other Ivy League campuses led to the evacuation of several buildings on Sunday. The NYPD finally allowed people to return after sweeping the buildings.

Curtis Sliwa did not enter the voting booth smoothly. “The Republican [mayoral] Candidate’s appearance on Tuesday at Frank McCourt High School on the Upper West Side turned into a circus that featured clashes between Sliwa and polling site workers when he attempted to bring one of his pet cats in the voting booth and wearing a field jacket, ”Amny reported. .

“Since moving to the Upper West Side in New York earlier this year, Al Franken polled confidants about the primary of his nemesis Sen. Kirsten gillibrand (DN.Y.) in 2024, according to several sources [Politico] Playbook… .Franken declined to comment by phone…. He referred us to his spokesperson, Alexandra Fetissoff, who said “he does not intend to run for the Senate”. Fetissoff later followed with a narrower statement from Franken. “Yes, I miss the Senate but I will not run against Kirsten Gillibrand”, we can read.

Amid the towering pre-war buildings that line Central Park West are three historic townhouses, and one is for sale. “There are a lot of shiny new condos on the New York market, but those looking for a home with old bones will have a harder time,” the Robb report observed. “Fortunately, one of those rare properties has just been listed: an 1887 townhouse. It could be yours for $ 30 million. This includes a heated indoor pool and a limestone likeness of the Bethesda Fountain in the garden.

It is widely believed to extend from Broadway to CPW, 96th Street to 110th Street, the section of UWS known as the The “Manhattan Valley” suddenly became “in fashion”, according to a New York Times source. In addition to “accessibility”, the article lists many reasons for its appeal. “I like the people of the region, the diversity. You see people of all walks of life, of all colors, of all religions. Everyone has an interesting story to tell, ”said a man who recently bought there. By the way, Manhattan Valley is in a different City Council neighborhood than the rest of UWS, for the reasons we’ve outlined here.

The pandemic has changed the way we live, who and what homebuyers are looking for, wrote Multi-Housing News. “Units that have more social and activity spaces, such as multimedia rooms, children’s rooms or studies, have been in high demand lately. Additionally, “flexible spaces” are particularly popular, according to Nancy Ruddy, Founding Senior Director and Executive Director of Interior Design at CetraRuddy Architects. The Dahlia, a CetraRuddy building on West 95th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, is touted in history as an example of ‘buildings of the future’.

Finally a sticker that is worth it!