RIP Michelle Go; Jazz for Justice; Olympic real estate turnaround

Posted on January 17, 2022 at 8:00 am by Carol Tannenhauser

Photograph by Daniel P. “Riverside Park opened the new section with the riverside dog park and baseball diamond at 72nd Street.”

January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King Day, Weather: Light rain, 42 degrees, feeling 35 degrees.

Opinion :
Our calendar has lots of local events!

Michelle Alyssa Go, who was tragically killed on Saturday morning, was a committed New Yorker and an Upper West Sider, writes the New York Times. “She was incredibly smart” [her neighbor] said, choking back tears as she spoke on Sunday. “She was just the person who got it all right.” Reserved but sympathetic, Ms. Go renewed her lease during the pandemic rather than leave, [her neighbor] said, attached to the city she considered her home.

Upper West SiderAlina Bloomgarden founded Music on the Inside, “a non-profit organization that connects jazz artists with people who are incarcerated (or recently released from jails and jails) for lessons, gigs and mentorship,” writes the New York Times. “His inspiration for founding the program seven years ago was Louis Armstrong, who was arrested as a child and sent to a reformatory school, where he learned to play the horn.”

Rather than following their urge to abseil from their fifth-floor staircase, a couple from Upper West Siders decided to move. They had unusual criteria, the Times said: They didn’t want to live near Lincoln Center or have a doorman. Did they choose (1) a sunny two-bedroom in the West 100; (2) an oversized two-bedroom in Morningside Gardens, overlooking a Foodtown supermarket; or (3) a two-bedroom Riverside Drive with a gorgeous entry hall?

“Listening to him play in the cramped confines of an Upper West Side apartment is a revelation” ABC7 talked about young classical violinist Kevin Zhu, who is a senior at Julliard, studying with the likes of legendary Itzhak Perlman. “’The main responsibility of an artist is to carry on the legacy of those who came before us and to innovate,’ Zhu said. “We have to ask ourselves the question of how to respect what has been done before, but also how to pass it on to the next generation? »

“Billionaire investor Daniel Och has sold a Manhattan penthouse overlooking Central Park for nearly $190 million, about double what it paid just over two years ago,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “At the time of purchase, Mr. Och had already moved to Florida for tax purposes and was planning to use the house as a base.”

Jscaffolding will be removed in the coming months to reveal Charlotte’s exterior, a nine-story condominium building at 470 Columbus Avenue (83rd Street), NYYimby reported. “The structure is designed to meet green standards set by the Germany-based Passive House Institute, which is known to reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling by up to 90 percent.”

A reader sent us the following note: “My four-year-old found this heart-shaped charm outside our building on 71st Street, and he wanted to return it to its rightful owner.” It clearly has sentimental value to its owner, with a photo on the front and an engraving on the back that reads, “I will always love you.” You my heart dad. Message us at [email protected] if you found it, and we’ll arrange the exchange.

Finally, Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter tweeted the following:

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