IT’S OFFICIAL: PS 452 GETS THE GO-AHEAD TO MOVE TO 61ST STREET

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The city's Panel for Educational Policy voted on Wednesday night to approve PS 452's move from its current home at West 77th Street to the f … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: ANTI-TRUMP RALLY STRETCHES SIX BLOCKS UP CENTRAL PARK WEST

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A #WeStandUnited anti-Trump rally at Columbus Circle Thursday night stretched six blocks up Central Park West. Politicians and entertainers incl … Read the rest of this entry >>

APPLY TO BE ON THE COMMUNITY BOARD OR THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL

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Want to get involved on the local level? You can apply to be on Community Board 7, a 50-person board that reviews local issues like develo … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOMAN DIES AFTER JUMPING FROM 3RD FLOOR LANDING IN TIME WARNER CENTER MALL

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A 54-year-old woman died early Wednesday after jumping from the 3rd floor landing inside the Shops at Columbus Circle at 59th Street, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

5 WAYS THAT LOCALS ARE RAMPING UP OPPOSITION AHEAD OF INAUGURATION

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Various Upper West Siders and local institutions are protesting and organizing during inauguration … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO UWS BUILDINGS ARE ABOUT TO BE DEMOLISHED

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Two buildings, including one that once held Shakespeare & Co., are about to be demolished and replaced with new apartment buildings. W … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: LOCAL REPS BOYCOTT INAUGURATION, CITI BIKES GETTING LASER LIGHTS

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January 17, 2017 Weather: Rain expected, with a high of 43 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: B. CAFE, LOKAL, BABETTE, SUBWAY, WEST SIDE BARBER, THE WRITER’S ROCK, MORE

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A Belgian restaurant goes away, as a new Mediterranean spot o … Read the rest of this entry >>

MARCH SCHEDULED FOR MLK DAY IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT

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Leaders from several local churches and synagogues plan to march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in support of a plan to build affordable housing and exp … Read the rest of this entry >>

63-YEAR-OLD UWS WOMAN REPORTED MISSING (UPDATED: FOUND)

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Police sent out the following notice at 2 a.m. Sunday morning: "A Silver Alert has been issued for Debreh Gilbert, a 63-year-old w … Read the rest of this entry >>

THREE RECENT PHOTOS THAT WE LOVE

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Upper West Siders send us some outstanding photos and we'd like to showcase a few recent … Read the rest of this entry >>

MASSEUR CHARGED IN MURDER OF SAVYON ZABAR

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A 23-year-old from the Bronx has been charged with murdering Savyon Zabar, the 54-year-old nightclub maven found in his apartme … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANONYMOUS $5,000 DONATION VAULTS FUNDRAISER FOR INJURED FOOD CART VENDOR CLOSER TO GOAL

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An online fundraiser for Sameh Bules, the food cart vendor on 86th Street who was stabbed earlier this month, is nearing its $10,000 … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL KNITTING SHOP MAKING ‘PUSSYHATS’ FOR WASHINGTON MARCH

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Knitters around the country are hard at work making special protest hats for the Women's March in Washington scheduled for Jan. 21, th … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW JAPANESE RESTAURANT UNVEILED, AND OTHER NEWS FROM A LOCAL LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING

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A local liquor license hearing revealed news about a new Japanese restaurant, a new bar/restaurant replacing Chicojulio's on Amst … Read the rest of this entry >>

COMMUNITY BOARD TO DISCUSS MEGATOWERS OVERLOOKING CENTRAL PARK (POSTPONED)

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A community board committee will take another look at the large luxury towers being built around Central Park at a meeting on Januar … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAT FOUND IN GARAGE

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Is this your cat? It was last seen at the garage on 90th between Amsterdam and Columbus by the Citi Bikes. "It's healthy and … Read the rest of this entry >>

A WORD ABOUT COMMENTS

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Comments can be one of the best things about West Side Rag, but they can also go off the rails. And lately they've been going off the r … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: THE FAT MONK, MAMA’S TOO, PAPA JOHN’S, EFFY BOUTIQUE, FOOD EMPORIUM RUMOR, & MORE

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The Upper West Side is getting some very savory food in the coming days and weeks. New gastropub, Italian and dry pot Chi … Read the rest of this entry >>

POPULAR FOOD-CART VENDOR STABBED ON 86TH STREET; ALLEGED ASSAILANT SURRENDERS

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Sameh (pronounced Sammy) Bules, a vendor whose food cart has been a fixture on Central Park West and 86th Street for nearly four years, was stabbed in … Read the rest of this entry >>

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