Compiled by Paul Bisceglio
WOMAN RAPED BY PIZZA BOY FILES LAWSUIT
The 35-year-old victim who accused a pizza delivery boy of raping her last month is suing her alleged attacker, his employer and a number of parties associated with her West 61st Street apartment building.
Caesar Lewis, the 16-year-old delivery boy, reportedly entered the victim’s unlocked apartment around midnight on Sept. 29 after delivering pizza to one of her neighbors. He found the victim in bed with her 7-year-old daughter and raped her with the daughter in the room.
“I have a hard time understanding how a pizza delivery boy can be let upstairs after midnight and roam the halls for over 25 minutes without anyone at the building thinking that something was wrong,” the victim told the New York Post.
The victim’s Manhattan Supreme Court suit, which seeks an unspecified amount of money, names the apartment building’s management, co-op board and on-duty doorman, in addition to Lewis and his employer, Sal’s Pizzeria.
DESPITE BAN, LONGBOARDERS ‘BOMB’ BROADWAY
A New York State Supreme Court Ruling did not stop a handful of rebellious longboarders from blasting down Broadway last weekend in the Broadway Bomb, an annual skating race from 116th Street to Bowling Green. The race’s organizers failed to secure proper permits for the event from NYPD this year, so the city canceled the event officially, but the organizers encouraged the race’s 2,000 anticipated riders still to bomb Broadway in protest. Around 30 longboarders showed up on Saturday and completed the course, despite roadblocks and warning signs. No one was arrested, according to police.
CENTRAL PARK LAUNCHES WOODLANDS DISCOVERY EXHIBIT
Last Thursday, Central Park debuted “The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park’s Woodlands,” a new interactive multimedia exhibit that aims to educate visitors about the history and maintenance of the park’s 130 wooded acres.
The exhibit features iPads in all of its sections that display 3D renderings of the park’s icons, such as a stone-by-stone construction of the famous Huddlestone Arch. For children, “Woodland Discovery Kits” are available with binoculars, hand lenses and flora guides.
“The exhibit is a perfect combination of a historic park, nature and modern resources for a truly rich visitor experience,” said president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy Doug Blonsky in a statement.
He noted that many of the park’s 40 million visitors each year only see its south end, so the exhibit encourages visitors to explore the north end as well. “It’s really what Central Park is all about: making the best of recreation, relaxation and exploration available for free to every single New Yorker,” he said.
The exhibit is run out of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, located in the middle of the park at 110th Street. The Center operates on seasonal hours.
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