UPPER WEST SIDE RENTS ARE BACK ON THE UPSWING; CHECK OUT THE AVERAGES

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After a few months of treading water, Upper West Side rents have resumed their interminable climb, with March rents rising by an average of 3.4% over Feb … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO TOP TOURIST SPOTS TO BE SHROUDED THIS SUMMER

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What will all the tourists take pictures of? Two of the top photo ops in the neighborhood are under wraps and could be for several mon … Read the rest of this entry >>

RUNAWAY UWS COYOTE APPEARS TO HAVE SPIDEY-SENSE, NINJA SKILLS

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The Upper West Side's very own coyote has traipsed up and down Riverside Drive for three days now even as dozens of police officers on foot, in veh … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: CHILDHOOD IN THE 70′S

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John Stone sent in the photos above and below of himself and his brother David playing in the Upper West Side in the early 1970's. The top photo … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL BAR OPENS SIDEWALK CAFE, EXPOSING CHILDREN TO ‘ONLINE DATERS’

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Riposo 72, a bar on 72nd street just East of Columbus Avenue, has opened a sidewalk cafe over the objection of some local residents who feared … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYCHA ALLOWING GARBAGE TO PILE UP AT DOUGLASS HOUSES, RESIDENTS SAY

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By Virginia Valerio Garbage has been piling up at the Frederick Douglass Houses in recent weeks, a long-term issue that was exacerbated when a trash compactor broke d … Read the rest of this entry >>

COYOTE SIGHTINGS ABOUND: LINCOLN CENTER, 79TH STREET, RIVERSIDE PARK (WITH VIDEO)

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This coyote really gets around! After evading police on Wednesday, the Upper West Side coyote we dubbed Richard Kimball has been seen all over the neighbo … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY: WHAT SHOULD WE DO FOR OUR FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY?

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Hey Upper West Side, it's open thread time, where you can speak up in the comments about whatever topic is on your mind. By the way, West Side Rag turns 4 next month. What s … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROSENTHAL HOLDING TOWN HALL FORUM FOR WEST SIDERS TO QUESTION CITY OFFICIALS

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Council member Helen Rosenthal is holding a town hall meeting next Monday, April 27 that will bring together city officials from several agencies to answer questions from loc … Read the rest of this entry >>

’50 SHADES OF GREY’ STAR FILMING NEW MOVIE AT BOOK CULTURE

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50 Shades of Grey heroine Dakota Johnson is starring in a movie set to come out next year called How to be Single and they're shooting this week at Book Culture on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE PARK CLOSED AFTER COYOTE SPOTTED

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A coyote was spotted early Wednesday morning in Riverside Park at 87th street, causing police to close off parts of the park and go on a search for the an … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER-SCHOOL WORKER ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGE

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Jamal Baughan, a 22-year-old part-time worker at an after-school program at PS 191, was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at his … Read the rest of this entry >>

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