Morning Bulletin: Accused Priest Steps Down

West Side Rag
July 8, 2019

“Ah, to be little with a scooter, a helmet and long, wide road in front of you in Central Park.”
Photo by Stephen Harmon

A priest accused of sexual abuse has stepped down. “Eight accusers have claimed they are victims of Monsignor John Paddack, who on Tuesday told parishioners at the Church of Notre Dame on W. 114th St. that he will be resigning his post there….“’Msgr. Paddack has written to his parishioners to tell them that, although he denies the allegations against him, for the good of the parish and the people, he has decided to step aside while the investigation into the allegation proceeds,’ Archdiocese spokesman Joe Zwilling told the Daily News.”

Anyone in the market for an intact Renaissance Revival mansion? You’re in luck! One that was built in 1898 is on the market. “Also known as the Carroll Mansion, this five-story, nine-bedroom limestone townhouse at 86 Riverside Drive just listed with a price to match it’s potential: $8 million.”

An Upper West Side brownstone was used for a 40th anniversary episode of This Old House. “To celebrate the longevity of “This Old House,” PBS recently turned an Upper West Side brownstone into a temporary set for an anniversary special that will air next month and that brings Mr. Vila together for the first time with his successors, Kevin O’Connor, the show’s current host, and Steve Thomas, the host from 1989 to 2003, for a round-table discussion. The show will also include interviews with past homeowners and footage from some of the episodes.” Anyone know which brownstone?

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer tells us the Frederick Douglass Senior Center has been saved for the next year after an infusion of city funds following advocacy by her office and others. “It was restored for one year at $263,589 Run by WSFSS West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing—the contract is only for one year,” her press secretary tells us.


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