Monday Bulletin: Wollman Roller Disco; NJ’s Gold Coast; A Boiler’s Tale –

Posted on May 16, 2022 at 3:59 am by West Side Rag

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Photos from pro-choice demonstration Saturday at 86th Street and Broadway, by Karen Tweedy-Holmes.

By Carol Tannenhauser

Monday, May 16, 2022
Strong to severe thunderstoms likely. High 73 degrees. Chance of rain 90%.

Our calendar has lots of local events! (Click on the lady on the upper right.)

On June 16, the Wollman Rink in Central Park will transform into the DiscOasis, “a colorful disco set up with a roller skating rink and dance floor,” according to Audacy. “At the center of the rink, a glittering roller rink fantasy where theatrical performances directed by the Tony Award-nominated David Korins, and lighting designed by the award-winning David Weiner, will take place. Food and beverage service will be available with special menus to be announced soon. Tickets range from $16 to $64.” The disco will run till October 1.

An Upper West Sider wrote a passionate Daily News Op-Ed about dining sheds. “Born of necessity, the sidewalk sheds added a bohemian vibe to the city’s corporate streets and made it possible to gather safely again. They also helped us collectively to begin imagining a future where cars didn’t take precedence over people, where the streets could be given over to commerce and community, and the city could be a little warmer, a little more human. In my neighborhood, the sheds brought a vibrancy that wasn’t there pre-pandemic.” What do you think?

There’s a new “Gold Coast” and it’s in New Jersey, according to PureWow. “Dubbed ‘the next Brooklyn,’ parts of —including Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken and West New York—are hotter than ever, and worth a closer look. For many Gen Zs and millennials priced out of NYC’s intense real estate market, an emerging trend is to rent or buy in these towns, an area known as NJ’s ‘Gold Coast’ (which refers to how they hug the Hudson River parallel to Manhattan from the Financial District up to the Upper West Side.)” New Jersey has also legalized recreational marijuana, although the word is it costs a lot!

Read about the noble end of one UWS boiler and the installation of another in Habitat. “After nearly half a century of faithful service, the electric-powered domestic hot water boiler at the Toulaine, a 245-unit co-op at 130 W. 67th St. on the Upper West Side, was on its way out. ‘While the old boiler was still operational, we wanted to get ahead of the game,’ says Steven Hoffman, founder of the co-op’s management company, Hoffman Management. “Proactively, the board decided to make the change to a new boiler….The old domestic hot water boiler was 10 feet long and 6 feet tall; the new boiler is just 40 inches tall.” It cost $170,000.

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