How shall we put it? The news was modestly optimistic. Every table at Morso Restaurant was taken this morning as the East River Fifties Alliance (ERFA) updated neighbors on the fight to stop a 90-story(!) tower planned for the middle of East 58th Street, between First Avenue and Sutton Place.
Crime has become so 21st century. Young criminals are turning to technology-based theft that doesn’t require any physical contact with the victims. Crime that is less public is also less messy. The 19th Precinct’s community meeting on Monday included a sobering and (almost) entertaining look at the various cons now infesting our stores, banks, gas stations and anywhere else we insert our bank cards and enter codes.
The New York Times reports that Donald Trump may have his name plastered all over New York real estate but he’s not a “yuge” owner of it. The real owners, for reasons best known to themselves, pay license fees to use the Donald’s name. One of the few properties Trump does own is the parking garage under Trump Plaza on East 61st Street.
More than a year ago I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Bobo Fay, the Sasquatch hunter on Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot. Bobo is the most bigfoot-like member of the cast. A 6 feet, 7 inch hulk with voice that could wake the Amazon, Bobo stands in for the ape-like being in the pseudo-documentary’s reenactments of Sasquatch activity.