AS OLD STORES CLOSE, ONE MAN GETS THE ‘COLUMBUS AVENUE BLUES’

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The Upper West Side isn't quite the Mississippi Delta, but we get the Blues too. Local Cullen Oliver Johnson even put tog … Read the rest of this entry >>

OKAY, TIME TO FLEE NEW YORK BRIEFLY

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This rat was just casually sipping from a dog bowl last weekend on 88th and Riverside. When the rats start acting like dogs, it's time to go to to the w … Read the rest of this entry >>

CLOSINGS: DING DONG LOUNGE, A CHILDREN’S PLACE, ZALES, TOY STORE

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The Ding Dong Lounge, a beloved Manhattan Valley dive bar, is closing, as are a few other local busine … Read the rest of this entry >>

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR 79TH STREET DEVELOPMENT

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The development proposed for 207 West 79th street between Broadway and Amsterdam received a cold reception at the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS ‘POOR DOOR’ APPROVED; MAYOR’S OFFICE, BREWER VOW TO CHANGE RULES

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Someone reopened the poor door this week. News broke that the De Blasio administration has approved the application by Extell Development to create separate entrances for market-rate and affordable-ho … Read the rest of this entry >>

14-YEAR-OLD STABBED IN NECK AT DOUGLASS HOUSES

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A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck while playing dice outside the Douglass Houses around West 103rd street on Friday, July 18 at about 11:30 p.m., accor … Read the rest of this entry >>

CATHEDRAL-HENGE RETURNS

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We are all familiar with Manhattanhenge, the twice-a-year event when the sun aligns with Manhattan's street grid. But Scott Matthews has begun to track Cathedral-henge … Read the rest of this entry >>

A WORRY-FREE MOVE WITH FLATRATE MOVING (SPONSORED)

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Moving tends to be one of life's more stressful events, and my family's move a few weeks ago was no exception. Just finding a new place on the Upper West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

TEEN BICYCLIST HIT BY CAB ON LIFE SUPPORT; HOW YOU CAN HELP

The 13-year-old boy who was hit by a cab on Sunday afternoon at 108th street and Manhattan Avenue is on life support at Harlem Hos … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIVE LAMPS TAVERN SHUTTERED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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Five Lamps Tavern, a bar and restaurant with outdoor seating at 106th street and Broadway, was closed by the health depar … Read the rest of this entry >>

RETAIL OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: THE PAINT PLACE, CURE URGENT CARE, LA-DI-DA, MORE

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New businesses, including an interactive art studio, are popping up on the Upper West Side as a few others c … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UPPER WEST SIDE BECOMES ‘GOTHAM CITY’ FOR TV SHOOT

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Gotham, a TV series that attempts to portray Gotham City before the arrival of Batman, was filming on West 73rd street near Broadway on Tuesday. The Ansoni … Read the rest of this entry >>

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