Nadler Open House and Manhattanhenge tonight; Great senior programs; Live Well Lived – West Side Rag
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Congressman Jerry Nadler is hosting an open house tonight, July 11, at his new campaign office at 100 West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue. Jerry will be present from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, click here. (Thanks, Gretchen, for the tip.)
Also tonight, July 11, and tomorrow, July 12, will be Manhattanhenge’s second sunset tour. Here are the dates, times and types of sunsets, according to The Farmer’s Almanac:
“The best streets to capture the event are the largest cross streets that provide the best views of the west-northwest skyline (towards New Jersey), including 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th,” according to The Almanac. [Astrophysicist] Neil DeGrasse Tyson notes, “The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building offer particularly striking views of 34th and 42nd Street. Don’t stand in the middle of the street when watching or trying to take a picture!
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The Fresh Food For Seniors program is launched, marking its 10th anniversary. “The program offers a bag of locally grown fresh produce for $10 (a $15+ value) throughout the growing season,” says board member Gale Brewer. “It’s pay-as-you-go, not a subscription, so it’s great value without the need for a commitment—just a little planning ahead. Products are ordered by GrowNYC at wholesale prices from farmers in New York and New Jersey. For more details on how to order and collect your food, click here.
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Community Board Core Working Group 7 presents a virtual series on housing and education for seniors: Housing 101: Tips for getting, keeping and thriving in affordable housing. Dates and times are Wednesday, July 13, 20, and 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information and to register for the series, click here.
“Susan Becher, renowned design industry publicist who died June 3, was celebrated by dozens of friends and family at a June 12 memorial service at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, where loved ones paid tribute to life, to Becher’s incredible career and legacy. “Someone once told my mom she could give PR a good name,” her son David Gilbert joked during the service. And she did,” wrote businessofhome.com. “Becher has lived on the Upper West Side for most of his life and founded his namesake company in 1982 with art supply retailer Sam Flax as his first client.”
“Larry Storch, Emmy-Nominated Comedian Actor, best known for his role in the 1960s television series “F Troop,” died in his sleep early Saturday morning,” according to mynewsla.com. He was 99 years old. “‘My mother ran a rooming house on West 77th Street in the 1920s,'” Mr. Storch told the Wall Street Journal in 2012, The Washington Post reported. “’Many of the tenants were immigrants and the common telephone was right outside our apartment. I listened to those accents for hours through our door.
“Upper West Side man found guilty of 2009 murder of his estranged wealthy wife in his bathtub has found a long silent defender of his innocence: the couple’s daughter,” the Daily News reported. “Anna Covlin, now 21, discovered her mother’s lifeless body and has never said a word publicly about her father’s 2019 conviction for killing his wife, Shele Danishefsky…[Anna] does not believe he snuck into Danishefsky’s W. 68th St. apartment the night of the murder. In the letter [to District Attorney Alvin Bragg]she recalls calling on her father for help after finding Danishefsky, providing her most detailed account yet of the horrible night.
Finally, Restaurant Week begins next Monday, July 18. »This summer, NYC Restaurant Week returns for 30 days to commemorate its 30th anniversary,” nycgo.com wrote. “You’ll find prix fixe menus at hundreds of the city’s best restaurants in neighborhoods across the five boroughs. To browse restaurants by location and cuisine, and to make a reservation, click here.
Have a good week!