According to weather.com, it’s a miserable 101 degrees in the city right now. With that it mind, it seems like a good time to remind everyone that the city’s cooling centers are OPEN. Here are the Lower East Side locations:
- The Bowery Resident’s Committee Senior Nutrition Program, 30 Delancey
- University Settlement Nutrition Program, 189 Allen
- Seward Park Library, 193 East Broadway
- Educational Alliance Senior Center, 197 East Broadway
- United Jewish Communities Adult Luncheon Club, 15 Bialystoker Place
- Henry Street Settlement, Good Companions Center, 334 Madison
There’s a searchable database of all cooling centers on the city’s Office of Emergency Management web site.
There’s been a lot of coverage in the tabloids the past few months about the rising crime rate in New York City. Just today, the Daily News reported there have been 59 murders in North Brooklyn this year (there were 43 in the same period last year). Citywide the murder rate is up 11 percent. But what’s the story on the Lower East Side?
Here’s a snapshot of the neighborhood’s three precincts, based on the NYPD’s controversial CompStat figures:
Continue reading Is Violent Crime Increasing on the Lower East Side?
White population rises in Manhattan (NYT).
Girls Prep principal resigns (Norm’s Notes).
What it will take to improve New York’s land use review process (Gotham Gazette).
Another thrift store is closing (EV Grieve).
The New Museum has a new blog (Always Open).
At a community BBQ in Columbus Park yesterday, people waiting in line for burgers and hot dogs sought refuge from the blazing heat, under their umbrellas. Another scorcher today. We’re expecting a high of 100 degrees, and it doesn’t look like there will be much relief until the weekend, at the earliest.