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Anatomy of an Ugly Incident

 

Headline in the New York Daily News:

 

 

 

 

 

It’s an ugly story, the New York Daily News account of  a young mother hitting an older woman with her cane after the septuagenarian “suggested” she teach her child manners.  The place was an elevator at the the subway station at 86th Street and Second Avenue.  Apparently, the mother and her son were rushing into the elevator while others were trying to get out.

No excuses will be made here for the violent behavior. But in the interests of analysis, let us look at what the victim could have done differently.

Publicly berating a mother in front of a crowd of people, including her son, is itself not very good manners.  After all, the boy was only 4 years old.

The subway is a crowded place where people rush around and some jostling is unavoidable.  Sometimes the wiser move, as zen masters tell us, is to step aside and let bad behavior pass us by.

We are pleased to learn that the assaulted woman suffered no physical injuries.

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Finding Carl Weisbrod

 

Here’s an answer to a previous post’s question, Where is Carl Weisbrod?

There will be a new city planning commissioner on March 1, but we can still ask Weisbrod why he hasn’t certified the rezoning plan for Sutton Place.  After all, it was submitted by the East River 50s Alliance two months ago.

The plan would block a ludicrous proposal to build a megatower in the middle of leafy 58th Street, right off Sutton Place.  It would also promote more affordable housing than required under the current rules.

Weisbrod will be appearing tomorrow on a panel discussion sponsored by The New York Landmarks Conservancy titled “Planning, Preservation and Community Participation.”  East Siders attending may have an opportunity  to ask Weisbrod why there’s been no response to the rezoning plan, an exemplary example of planning and community participation.

For more information and to RSVP, visit http://www.nylandmarks.org/

 

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Three other things to do on inauguration day

One.  SLEEP THROUGH IT AT AMERICAN KENNELS 

Puppies sleep through Trump inauguration

Not feeling a thing at American Kennels on Lexington at E. 62nd

 

 

 

 

Two.  CHILL OUT AT BIRCH COFFEE. (WIFI-FREE BEFORE 5 P.M.)

 

Birch Coffee is WiFi-free coffee chain

No Wifi at Birch Coffee. 62nd, just east of Lex

 

 

 

Three.  GO TO THE 63RD(!) WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY.  JUST OPENED TODAY.

 

Winter Antiques Show just opened at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory at Park and E. 66th.

 

 

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