UWS DRAPED IN PATRIOTIC COLORS FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

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The statue in Straus Park at 106th and Broadway was draped in patriotic colors on Friday in anticipation of Independence … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS DISCUSS A DICEY DOUBLE-PARKING ISSUE

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Last Friday’s ticketing surge during evening prayers outside the Islamic Cultural Center on Riverside Drive and 72nd street raised tension in the area, but it doesn't appear to … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: SABA’S PIZZA, MANHATTAN BREW & VINE, 80 RIVERSIDE CAFE, STARBUCKS, MORE

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The neighborhood just got more pizza, wine and coffee, but lost some delicious baked g … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY: SOMETIMES THIS NEIGHBORHOOD FEELS LIKE A STAGE SET

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With several landmarked buildings being gutted and converted into luxury condos, the Upper West Side can sometimes feel like a stage set created to resemble an old-style neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY OFFERS FIRST PEEK AT PLANS FOR NEW BUILDING

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The Museum of Natural History plans to begin construction on a new center dedicated to science education next year, and has been sharing some of its plans with local lea … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUMMERTIME LINCOLN SQUARE CONCERTS START WEDNESDAY

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The MTA and the Lincoln Square BID are bringing free concerts to Richard Tucker Park at 66th street and Broadway every Wednesday this summer starting on Ju … Read the rest of this entry >>

STATE LAW BANS POOR DOORS IN NYC

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New buildings that get special tax or zoning breaks in return for affordable housing will have to build a single entrance and common spaces for tenants of all o … Read the rest of this entry >>

COUPLE CLAIMS THEIR APARTMENT BASICALLY FEELS LIKE INSIDE OF A FRESH BAGEL

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Some people apparently don't like the warm, fresh scent of bagels in their apartment, at least not when it causes their apartment to hit “105 degrees, even in the win … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEGISLATURE BARKS TWICE TO PASS DINING WITH DOGS BILL

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A bill allowing dog owners to dine with their pooches at outdoor tables has passed both the state assembly and state senate and is now sitti … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAYBE UPPER WEST SIDERS AREN’T A BUNCH OF SOCIALISTS AFTER ALL

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Upper West Siders have for years been used as boogeymen for conservatives from other parts of the country -- barely a day goes by when a conservative do … Read the rest of this entry >>

CARS BANNED FROM CENTRAL PARK ABOVE 72ND STREET STARTING MONDAY

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The mayor's new rule banning cars from the loop road in Central Park above 72nd street begins Monday. The transverse roads cutting through the … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL BOOKS: UPPER WEST SIDE STORY AND GETTING THERE: A BOOK OF MENTORS

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What would you do if a beloved child was accidentally responsible for the death of another? What if issues of race, a corrupt judge … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAB DRIVERS WHO DOUBLE-PARKED WHILE PRAYING FOR RAMADAN HIT WITH ‘TICKETING BLITZ’

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Dozens of cab drivers who had parked near the Islamic Cultural Center at the corner of Riverside Drive and 72nd street to conduct Ramadan prayers were hit with pricey double-pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIREFIGHTERS RACE TO CONTROL MAJOR FIRE ON RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD

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A massive fire broke out Saturday around 12:20 p.m. on a 21st-floor terrace at 100 Riverside Boulevard, a luxury apartment building at 65th street overlooking the Hudson R … Read the rest of this entry >>

COMPLAINT ABOUT CREEP WHO LURED KIDS WAS ‘UNFOUNDED,’ SAYS PRINCIPAL

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School officials now say that there does not appear to have been a creep parked outside PS 87 offering kids candy to lure them into his black … Read the rest of this entry >>

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