THE NY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S LIST OF ‘GREAT BOOKS OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE’ IS WAY TOO SHORT

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The New York Public Library created a map of the best New York novels by neighborhood, but they gave short shrift to the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: HIMALAYAN CRAFTS, NARUTO RAMEN, HUMMUS KITCHEN, LIQUOR LICENSES, AND MORE

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A crafts store that's been around for 40 years is closing soon, as new restaurants come to the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

MEET AN UPPER WEST SIDER WHO WORKS AT CO-WORKING SPACE ‘THE YARD’ (SPONSORED)

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Since The Yard opened its 4th location at Lincoln Square last November, over 400 members have set up work space and office suites to grow and develop their busin … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMN: THE MOTHER OF A WAITLISTED PS 199 STUDENT SPEAKS OUT

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By Laura Schiller Is Work Hard, Be Kind the Right Motto for Our School…? The summer before my daughter starts kindergarten was sup … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY REMAKING SIDEWALK AT 72ND STREET NEAR RIVERSIDE PARK

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The city tore up parts of the sidewalk on the North side of 72nd street where it enters Riverside Park this week to extend the curb, as part of its pr … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY WHITTLES DOWN MASSIVE WAIT LIST AT PS 199, BUT MANY KIDS STILL IN LIMBO

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PS 199 on West 70th street has the longest waiting list in the city for Kindergarten spots, and parents with kids on that list have been waiting all s … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY: A BLAST OF COLD AIR

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It's Open Thread Wednesday, so tell us what's on your minds. One question we have: what are your favorite s … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY PLANS TO PROPOSE AMSTERDAM AVENUE PROTECTED BIKE LANE

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After being pressured by local officials, the Department of Transportation now says it will introduce a proposal to the community board for a protected bike lane on Amsterdam Aven … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE ASK FOR HELP IN SOLVING ASSAULT AT GAY BUSINESS

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Police are looking for the man depicted in the surveillance image above, in connection with the beating of a man at a business on West 80th street called Les Hom … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE STEVIE WONDER CONCERT MONDAY NIGHT; HOW TO GET TICKETS

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We just got word that Stevie Wonder will be playing a free concert on Monday night at 7:30 at Summerstage, inside Central Park around 71st street t … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST END AVENUE REDESIGN GETS CHEERS AND JEERS IN SURVEY; READ THE RESULTS

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West End Avenue was redesigned from 72nd street to 106th last year, and locals clearly have a wide range of opinions about it. The community board … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: THE LAUNDROMAT SHORTAGE, RENT HIKES

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August 17, 2015 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 93 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: JODIE FISCHER

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Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the 19th installment in our Portrait of a Neighbor se … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT NEWS & NOTES: THE ‘BEST’ RESTAURANTS AND ROTISSERIE CHICKEN, TELEPAN CELEBRATION

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"Best of" lists tend to generate fierce debates, and in olden times even led to fisticuffs, back when people wore fisticuff-links. Can I get a rimshot pl … Read the rest of this entry >>

GARBAGE TRUCKS ‘BLOW THROUGH RED LIGHTS’ ON WEST END, SAYS LOCAL WITH VIDEO CAMERA

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A tipster sent in the video of a garbage truck going through a light at the intersection of 97th street and West End, where 9-year-old Cooper Stoc … Read the rest of this entry >>

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